Evolution of Indian Education Sector in last seven decades

India has since 1947 moved forward from literacy rate of 18.3 to 75%. The gap between male and female literacy rates is also reduced from 52% (in 1951) to 11.5% (in 2011). Universal primary education was introduced by a parliamentary Act in 1968. The educational policy introduced in 1968 on the basis of Kothari CommissionContinue reading “Evolution of Indian Education Sector in last seven decades”

Emerging Role of Quality of Higher Education Institutions in Indian Education Ecosystem

A Note based on the deliberations and ideas generated in the “BW Higher Education Conclave” held at Bengaluru, on 1st September 2017. I must congratulate the organizers of “BW Higher Education Conclave” to catch the latest conceptual phrase of ECO-SYSTEM. We have gotten into the habit of thinking in clichés and this one is the latest one.Continue reading “Emerging Role of Quality of Higher Education Institutions in Indian Education Ecosystem”

Indian Education: “Challenge from Macaulay to Moksha”

India needs both quality and quantity education. Given 1.25 billion population out of which 400 million are youths, the importance of quantity education is quite obvious but quantity alone can take us only up to a point. Beyond a point, it is the quality of education that makes all the difference. For example, Harvard universityContinue reading “Indian Education: “Challenge from Macaulay to Moksha””

The Construction of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education System in Higher Education.

A Note based on the deliberations and ideas  generated in the “2017 Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dialogue Summit of Elite Universities & the Presidents’ Forum” held at  Chengdu, China, Date: May 10-12, 2017
(Presented by: Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, Chancellor, Shobhit University, Meerut, India)

महावीर… महावीर स्वामी

आज महावीर जयंती है… एक सवाल मन में चल रहा था सुबह से ही – एक व्यक्ति जो अहिंसा की बात करता है, जिसने कोई युद्ध नही लड़ा वो महावीर क्यों कहलाया? पढ़ने बैठा तो ध्यान गया कि नमोकार को जैन परंपरा ने महामंत्र कहा है। नमोकार नमन का सूत्र है, यह पांच चरणों मेंContinue reading “महावीर… महावीर स्वामी”

Hinduism: A Religion or Dharma

When the question of “who is a Hindu?” is discussed today, we get a multitude of confused and contradictory answers from both laypersons and from Hindu leaders. That we have such a difficult time understanding the answer to even so fundamental a question as “who is a Hindu?” is a starkly sad indicator of theContinue reading “Hinduism: A Religion or Dharma”

Time to rediscover Gandhi and to redefine Non-Violence.

My dear friends, I am thankful to the members of Gandhi Peace Mission 2015 for inviting me to attend the inaugural session of International Peace Summit at Beliaghata, Kolkata, a place which symbolizes inter-community harmony and coherence. To stand and speak in this historical Gandhi Bhawan, where Gandhiji lived during his visits to Kolkata andContinue reading “Time to rediscover Gandhi and to redefine Non-Violence.”

Need of introducing Spirituality as a vital informal link between the curricula and students’ socialization.

In the religion-neutral education of the university, where, by tradition and modern practice, the religion remains a personal matter of the students, it is not necessary to introduce any religious code to strengthen the emotional, ethical and moralistic elements of one’s personality. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of the university to provide education with aContinue reading “Need of introducing Spirituality as a vital informal link between the curricula and students’ socialization.”

Existence flows: Don’t compete; learn to cooperate!

We come with empty hands and we will go with empty hands, so what is the point of claiming so much in the meantime? But this is what we know, what the world tells us: Possess, dominate, have more than others have. It may be money or it may be virtue; it does not matterContinue reading “Existence flows: Don’t compete; learn to cooperate!”

Time to redefine education: Children need to be taught ‘How to think’ not ‘What to think’

 “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” “Education” means: to draw out that which is within you, to make your potential actual, like you draw water from a well. Education should prepare you to be yourself. Education is a bridge between the potentiality and the actuality. Education is to helpContinue reading “Time to redefine education: Children need to be taught ‘How to think’ not ‘What to think’”