Free Press Journal
  • Why money alone can’t solve the problem…

    Despite huge investments by the government and social enterprises, India’s education sector continues to be a story of poor learning outcomes and inadequate quality. What lessons can we learn from our experiments so far? Numbers related to Indian education sector are mind-boggling. With more than 1.5 million schools (1.1 million of them run by the government) and more than 250 million students enrolled in them, the country’s K-12 (kindergarten (K) – 12th

  • Look for solutions within

    When I took over as Secretary of Education, I received plenty of advice on how education should be managed in this country. I had one question for them. Why did not the change take place for so many years? I realised that we were looking for solutions outside of India but not in our homeland. So, I decided to travel to over 20 states to understand what the problems were. And to

  • Calcutta University

    Soon, accreditation to universities could be given by private players

    In a major systemic overhaul in education sector, private sector players may soon get powers to grant accreditation to universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning in India. At present, this function is vested solely with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution under the UGC’s jurisdiction.

  • DHE to declare first selection list today for +3 admissions

    The Department of Higher Education (DHE) is all set to release the first selection list for degree +3 admissions today. With the implementation of e-admission procedure for +3 and +2 admission in the state of Odisha, DHE has not only simplified the process but has also made the system student friendly.

  • Counsel queries

    Change in stream

  • “It is important to have aspirations and be motivated”

    Vinay Kumar, MD & CEO – Rao IIT Academy, urges students and parents, while he talks of grooming students into doing well at competitive exams, even as his student toppers at MHT-CET 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017 share their journeys

  • Counsel queries

    Confusion regarding the third year