State Cabinet has decided to amend the Right to Education rules to go for private schools only where government schools do not exist. Legal precedence doesn’t support this. What are the implications of the amendment, and what are parents worried about?
As part of the Bengaluru Solutions Series, the second installment looks at private and government schools in Bengaluru. This piece looks at the shortcomings of state-sponsored education, and ways to improve the quality of affordable private education
Learning outcomes in government schools and affordable private schools remain lower, due to the quality of teachers and other related issues. Can an app help teachers better their own skills of teaching? Meghshala is trying to crack the right formula for this.
The emergence of private organisations that offer skilling solutions is a perfect marker for the rising problem of unemployability among fresh IT graduates. What other solutions exist to the skill gaps clouding the job-worthiness of the new workforce in IT?
2.11 lakh students were enrolled in engineering courses in 2017-18, only 34,506 students were placed in Karnataka, according to AICTE. This points to a dim overall hiring scene, though IT graduates are only a fraction of this number. Why aren’t fresh IT grads getting hired?
Blue and grey collared workers are integral to the city – garment workers, domestic help, masons, plumbers, sweepers… But what will the future of their children be? In this article, we look at the challenges these youth face in getting the jobs they want and what could help overcome those.
With no influential friends or social network and limited education, where do the children of our domestic workers, security personnel or other blue/grey-collared workers find jobs? How often are their expectations being met?
In June 2018, NIMHANS, which has 5.5 lakh people from around the country seeking help at its doors annually, formally launched a digital academy that will impart virtual training to doctors around the country to address and treat common mental health disorders.