Education

This section is a window to the education scenario of Jammu and Kashmir. It gives details about the policies, issues, initiatives and inspirational stories related to education.

A season for universities!

The Legislative Assembly passed bills for allowing setting up of three private universities in the nine-day session when all the Opposition had boycotted it,...

Compensating education

Continual unrest has affected education sector badly. However, some locals have started community schools to help students out. Ikhlaq Qadri reports.

Ailing alma mater

Academics   and  student welfare  seem to be the last priority of the University of Kashmir, obsessed with seminars and whimsical appointments. HAMIDULLAH DAR  reports. Many...

Alien Mother

Sidelined for long, Kashmiri is now in schools as a compulsory subject, but as Aliya Bashir reports, the loopholes in its introduction may turn...

Churning out failures

Some decades back, passing 10th class examinations in Kashmir was deemed a big achievement. Education system and standards have considerably improved since, particularly in...

Challenging The Elite Schools

 Lesser-known private schools are giving competition to elite schools, not only challenging their supremacy, but also putting a question mark on their screening measures...

Hard lessons

The last two decades have witnessed a proliferation of coaching centers in the valley and every student seems to be joining them. Are these...

Living in two worlds

Thousands of Kashmiri students brave cultural differences, hostile climate, and home sickness to pursue professional degrees in outside cities. While the state loses crores...

Architecture Education in India

Dr. Seemin RubabThe signature of any city is its vernacular architecture.  When conserved, it is heritage and when in ruins, it becomes archaeology. Architecture...

Govt axes off campus study

The state move to ban distance mode courses offered through off campus study centres has created panic among the students and the private education...

HIV Enters Schools

The growing incidence of HIV infection in J&K has been an open secret for some time, but now the monster has extended its reach...

I Can Walk English…Talk English…

English mania is a global phenomenon, though English is no mania; It is a necessity. So how can Kashmir lag behind. SHAZIA YOUSUF reports. Some...

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