“Schools on wheel” yet to hit the roads

BBMP introduces a bridge course for the underprivileged children but the delay in the survey of street kids holds back the initiative. Bangalore: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) introduced a scheme named “School on wheel” which was to start at the end of February. However, even after a month, the initiative has not rolled […]

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A Hard Line between Merit and Skills for Engineering Students

Only 49 percent of engineers have employable talent according to the India Skill Report 2020. Bengaluru: Engineering students are finding it difficult to prove their merit in the industry. Many students struggle to find jobs even after graduating due to lack of employable talent.  Aditya Singh Nandawat, a final year engineering student said that the […]

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Covid-19: Teachers Turn Daily Wage labourers

Due to no payments of salaries, rural private school teachers are forced to shift to MGNREGA work. Bangalore: Latha C.S, 32-year-old kindergarten teacher in a private school is now working in the sun, rejuvenating lakes, about two kilometers from her school, in Mandya, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). “I did […]

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No jobs and loans worry Indian students studying in the US

Indian students in the United States (US) are left distraught as recruiters freeze their hiring process in view of COVID-19. By Yashasvini Razdan While batch-2020 students are just a month away from graduating, many Indian students studying in the United States (US) are struggling to secure jobs as the recruiters are on a hiring freeze. […]

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Few Buses Ply in Maski, Villagers Forced to Walk Long Miles

Young girls are dropping out of schools and the old walk miles of distance due to poor public transport system in Maski. By Yamini Chincholi Travelling from one village to another is not a walk in the park for dwellers of Maski taluk as public transport is available only thrice a day. Public buses are […]

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Rural India caught in broadband gap amid lockdown

The pre-recorded classes aimed to bridge the gap created due to the close down of schools amid lockdown, is becoming more challenging in rural Karnataka than in the urban.  By Sikha Jaiswal April 16, 2020 As schools in urban areas avail the benefits of online classes, the educational options in rural areas are limited and […]

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Learning 2.0: Students go digital amid lockdown

The readership of digital libraries and the number of downloads of e-learning apps have shot up due to the nationwide lockdown. By Manasvi Gupta Stuck at home and bored of reading the same syllabus books, Inayat—a college student, tried to surf through the college’s and state’s digital library for additional resources that could help broaden […]

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Zoom classes turn abusive

Students resort to abusing teachers and creating mischief in Zoom classes rather than studying. Shivani Mishra Bengaluru, April 11, 2020 Across the country, students are reportedly paying no attention during the classes scheduled on Zoom. They resort to abusing teachers in different ways. S. Venugopal, a Physics professor at CMR University, expressed her disappointment with […]

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Government Schools Crawl Towards Improvement

The government schools in Belagal village in the Bagalkot district lack the basic necessary facilities of electricity, clean drinking water and washrooms. The children studying in the school sit on the floor near the doors as sunlight is the only source of light. Visibility in the classrooms for both the teachers and the students is […]

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