Knowledge

A vast sphere of activity in all societies, this section envisages almost everything from school education to higher education with a separate section dedicated to sciences. This grouping of writings includes scholarships, counselling, and available career options for the new generation.

Sky Dreams in The Valley

J&K is getting its first aviation college, which offers courses ranging from commercial pilot license to aircraft maintenance engineering and cabin crew training. Mehmooda Bashir reports. With the opening of Aviation Management and Training Establishment...

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 and huge fees. Aliya Bashir reports. Off late, A-grade schools, also...

10 controversies of ‘09

While Shopian dominated 2009, there were other controversies too that hogged the headlines. Haroon Mirani lists the top 10. CHINESE VISA ROW The year 2009 has been special for Kashmir particularly the way foreign countries have...

Career Options after higher secondary

DR SEEMIN RUBAB In Kashmir valley, winter season heralds tuition frenzy. Students and parents are at a loss about deciding the right coaching Institutes. Usually these Institutes offer coaching for the routine medicine or engineering entrance...

Mystery of Accession

For over two decades now, Kashmiri separatists are observing October 27 as the ‘black day’ to mark the landing of Indian army in 1947. For security forces, it is the ‘Infantry day’ to remember...

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 tuition centers really helping the students, Saimah Khwaja tries to...

Nehru’s Love for Kashmir

Edwina-Nehru relationship and its impact on J&K’s fate is a favourite debate for historians, but India does not seem ready to watch what it has been gossiping for decades, reports R S Gull  The I&B...

‘Abdullah had agreed to join Congress’

In the concluding part of the interview with Shahnawaz Khan senior journalist Ved Bhasin talks about his first hand knowledge of important Kashmiri leaders (Sheikh M Abdullah speaking to a huge crowd in Kashmir.) KL: Talking...

Riots changed J&K politics

Journalist Ved Bhasin has completed six decades in active journalism, but the editor of Kashmir Times has had an equal proximity to politics. Politics, in fact, was his first love, that eventually gave way...

Engineering Solutions to Combat Climate Change

Dr. Seemin RubabNothing could have been more apt a theme to celebrate 42nd Engineer’s Day than ‘Engineering Solutions to Combat Climate Change. September 15 is celebrated as Engineers Day in India to commemorate the...

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 as revenue to these cities annually, with time, the students...

Higher Education Options for Engineering Graduates

Dr. Seemin RubabGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating...

Role of Science-Teachers in Changing Times

Dr. Seemin RubabThe role of teachers has undergone a paradigm shift in new millennium. Apart from imparting education which is the primary duty, a teacher has to be instrumental in talent search and nurture...

A Quiet Surrender

The National Conference led government was keen to protect district cadre jobs for home districts alone. But when the moment arrived it chose to save itself. Kashmir Life reports how sacrificing people’s interest for...

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 is the only discipline, which combines all the  major fields...

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