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.

Contagion And Classroom

Coinciding with encouraging visitor footfalls, the return of the seasonal workforce and the traders, the Government reopened schools after 19 months. An elaborate exercise...

Biscoe’s Kashmir 1935

Missionary educationist, Cecil Earle Tyndale Biscoe (1863–1949) was a key player in pushing Kashmir to modern education and a better understanding of the world...

Why #Uni4Kashmir?

The rudimentary shifts dictated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution has posed newer challenges to societies across the globe. Dr Mehboob Makhdoomi, who was educated in...

A Reading Room 

A woman in Jammu sets up a library on her property to encourage students to read and gradually it is emerging a model for...

Jail Lawyer

Arrested while in the first year of graduation way back in 2013, a young man has cleared his graduation, acquired a law degree and...

Another Sheikh Abdullah

In Kashmir, the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University is linked to two towering personalities, both named Sheikh Abdullah. While one, almost every Kashmiri is aware...
A 1955 photograph showing the students being taught in an open school.

Schools On Distress Sale

So far, Kashmir’s public discourse surrounded the loss of school days and the sluggish 2G in the education’s online circus. Silently but surely, the...

Unreal Class, Real Tensions

Teachers recount the travails of delivering online lectures at 2G speed, reports Umar Mukhtar At 8 am,  Rafia, a school teacher, keeps her cell phone connected...

Agha Ashraf Ali (1922-2020)

One of the well-known intellectuals who laid the base for the modern education in Kashmir soon after the partition died on August 18, at...

Longest Recess

Except for a fortnight-long reopening of educational institutions in March, the lingering yearlong security siege now melded with Covid-19 lockdown has effectively turned Kashmir...

Offshore Classes

Despite shutdown and lockdowns, many Kashmiri students and professionals have bagged fellowships to study at prestigious western universities, reports Syed Samreen Mohammad Tabish, 29, applied for...

The Exam Fever

Students who somehow reached home during the pandemic are being asked by their universities to return and appear in examinations. This too at a time...

OBE Is The Alternative

by Nazir Ahmad Gilkar and Iqra Majeed Shah Kashmir personifies a systemic, normalised clampdown. The shutdowns are usually a 100 to 200 days affair in a year. These...

A Viral Vocabulary

The pandemic caused by the invisible Coronavirus has started dictating a new value system as part of its etiquettes regime. In order to understand...

4G for Knowledge

In a world besieged by the virus, people are working from their homes, using the high-speed Internet. In Kashmir, more than 1.5 million students...

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