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Next EducationFebruary 7, 2015


In today’s knowledge-based era of economic development, education—which is the fountainhead of knowledge—has gained an added importance. In fact, education works as a driving force in the development process of a country and is responsible for much-sought-after intellectual capital and technological boosts, which make the economy more strong and help in developing human capital with better skill and expertise.

Is education a prerequisite for all socio-e...

Next EducationFebruary 7, 2015


By Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra

Teaching in schools should deliver ‘Ideas worth spreading like a virus’; however, with inspiration instead of sneezing! For teachers to be on the same page with their students in the class, they should go to their students’ wavelength, instead of expecting the opposite.

Quality education is reflected through the implementation of quality infrastructure in the learning area. Parents are; therefore, advised to make ...

Next EducationJanuary 29, 2015


The system of education in India is gradually changing. From being primarily focused on exams and marks, it is now getting focused also on creativity critical thinking, and life skills. This shift has come from the realization that memorization should not be mistaken for learning. What you learn by rote today, you tend to forget it tomorrow. For example, some forget the method to calculate square root, others can’t calculate LCM, GCM, and HCF. This is because they...

Next EducationJanuary 5, 2015


“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

This quote of wisdom (from Albert Einstein) provides a simple yet profound interpretation about the human personality and its inborn uniqueness. An individual’s personality is shaped throughout his/her lifetime by multiple causal influences, which impact his/her psyche and help develop his/her belief. Parenting, first...

Next EducationJanuary 2, 2015


Education is a highly productive investment. Machines are no more important than men who make them, operate them and improve them. Scientists and engineers are considered an important driver of a country’s economy. On the other hand, great medical inventions and discoveries have improved the quality of living, thereby contributed immensely to a country’s growth and development.

Scientists, engineers and doctors are, therefore, considered good educational ...

Next EducationDecember 19, 2014


In today’s technically evolving world, various life skills—such as problem solving, decision making, critical thinking—are gaining importance. Project-based learning plays a crucial role in honing up these skills. Project-based learning—an innovative teaching method—enables students to gain knowledge and hone up various skills, as students can solve several real-life problems and complex questions while working on projects.

Benefits of proje...

Next EducationJuly 19, 2014


Education has a direct link with a country’s prosperity. Our large population must be leveraged to advantage. All countries with huge populations have made excellent use of this human resource to drive economic growth and improve the standard of living. This was possible  mainly through the achievement of high literacy rate.

Singapore exemplifies how education can transform a country. Although it has limited natural resources, Singapore boasts a high GDP, ...

Dheeraj MehrotraJune 7, 2014


In any school, its educational faculty—more clearly, its teachers—hold utmost importance. If an institution makes significant investments in its teaching faculty, it promises to yield high returns, along with an improved teaching and learning environment.
A good faculty culture is an essential factor in ensuring that an effective and efficient teaching-learning process is followed in the school. It is quite true that not only its teaching faculty’s compe...