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Next EducationMarch 29, 2017


‘Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they have taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences’. – Kobe Bryant

On 18 March 2017, Next Education launched its CSR wing ‘Next Education Foundation: Be the Change’ in Ahmedabad. On the occasion, Mr Sameer Bora, the Executive Vice President of Next Education, presented an annual scholarship of INR 5 lakh to Aryan Nehra, a swimmer from Gujarat.

The 13-year-old swimmer   is recognised nationally and inter…

Next EducationMarch 29, 2017


In a highly appreciative move, the Haryana government has initiated a pilot project under which students will not be required to carry bags to schools.


The government is trying to come up with a student-friendly scheme which will require students to keep their books in school, thereby helping them get rid of the burden of their school bags. The pilot project will initially be implemented in 50 schools across the state. Following successful implementation and positive feedback from s…

Next EducationMarch 28, 2017


In a first, HCL Technologies Ltd has decided to hire students straight out of high school and train them to be IT professionals.


As part of a pilot programme started in Madurai, 100 students who passed class XII will be recruited and following a training of one year on HCL’s Coimbatore campus, will be directly absorbed into the company’s workforce. All students with a background in Science who have scored an average of 85% in their board exams, with 5 % exemption for CBSE students, …

Next EducationMarch 28, 2017


A three day long seminar on ‘Hands on Science Activities’ was organised at Reckong peo in Kinnaur district, with the objective of providing orientation to teachers working in schools located in remote tribal areas.


The seminar was organised by the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (SCSTE) of Himachal Pradesh under Science Popularisation Programme at District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Reckong Peo.. Several teachers and eco-club in charges working…

Next EducationMarch 24, 2017


Scraping the CCE format for classes VI-IX, CBSE has decided to implement a new format, that of a ‘uniform system of assessment, examination and report card.’ The new format will be effective from the 2017-18 academic year and aims at standardising teaching and evaluation across all CBSE-affiliated schools.

As per the new scheme, there would continue to be two terms but the pen-paper-based test weightage will increase to 90%. Of this, 80 marks will be of half-yearly or yearly exam and 10 m…

Next EducationMarch 24, 2017


Ruling out the place of English as a compulsory language to be taught in schools, the Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar, has said that schools can include three Indian languages in all.

The statement was made during an address at the World Urdu Conference, organised by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL). He added that English has largely taken over the Indian languages, leaving them with no space to grow. Giving his feedback on the ‘three language formula,’ he sai…

Next EducationMarch 24, 2017


In a first in the country, an indigenous superpower drone has been designed by a research group at IIT Kharagpur. The drone has been named BHIM, after the Mahabharata warrior, Bheem.

The drone has been designed especially for emergency situations. Its’ creators have said that the uniqueness of BHIM lies in the unmanned aerial device’s protection shield, superior imagery and hitherto unknown abilities.

Sudip Mishra, a faculty member of the Computer Science and Engineering department, sa…

Next EducationMarch 20, 2017


Learning becomes meaningful when it is attuned to the needs, goals and strengths of a learner and he/she is at the helm of the learning process. However, that does not mean the isolation of the learner from the peers and teachers in the classroom in particular and the outside world in general. The learner needs to realise that individual learning goals fit within and are advanced through collaboration and engagement. A learner needs to  explore and critically understand his/her own world in clo…

Next EducationMarch 16, 2017


Four parents are waiting at the bus stop for the school bus to arrive. It’s 3:10pm and the school bus is here. Three kids happily get down from the bus, run to their parents and wave at their friends sitting in the bus. But what about the fourth parent? He seems worried looking for his child inside the bus, as he questions everyone trying to find out where his child is. There is absolutely no sign of his child. “We don’t know Uncle, where is Rajesh?”, “I don’t recall if he actually b…

Next EducationMarch 16, 2017


Being parents is a joy in itself. But what about parenting and particularly parenting preschoolers?

Parenting these tiny minds can be difficult sometimes. And indeed there is no reason to feel guilty about this. It is only human that while all of us want our children to grow up happy, confident and disciplined there come moments this seems an impossibly daunting task. In a fit of a second children might push their friend, throw away their toys and storm out of the room. The happy child might …