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Kerala Budget 2012: Nearly Bankrupt But High Education Spends

Kerala Budget 2012: Nearly Bankrupt But High Education Spends

Kerala, the original claimant to the catchphrase – God’s own country – is an interesting bundle of contradictions. It’s the most literate state in the country but has very high…

Education Initiative Builds More Schools But Can’t Ensure Attendance

Education Initiative Builds More Schools But Can’t Ensure Attendance

India’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is a key programme for achieving the objective of universal elementary education. IndiaSpend’s Danielle Collaco does a dipstick survey of the scheme’s progress and finds that…

Mid Day Meal Has 24 Lakh Cooks But Still Falls Short

Mid Day Meal Has 24 Lakh Cooks But Still Falls Short

Way back in 1925 Madras Municipal Corporation started the concept of offering meals for disadvantaged children.   Offering food was seen as an incentive to encourage school participation especially from…

30% Of India’s Populace Deserves Better

30% Of India’s Populace Deserves Better

In his Union Budget 2012 speech, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee allocated Rs 74,056 crore for education via the Ministry of Human Resource Development, as compared to Rs 63,363 crore in…

Education Spend & Loans

Education Spend & Loans

While short of expectations, India’s public expenditure on higher and technical education is rising. These consolidated figures were revealed by the Human Resources Development (HRD) ministry two weeks ago in…

Another Higher Education Riddle

Another Higher Education Riddle

The Delhi High Court, in September, fined the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong  Rs 1 lakh for leaving 22 seats vacant in its Post Graduate programme in the current…

Social Outcastes?

Social Outcastes?

There was much outcry recently when industrialists Ratan N. Tata and Anand Mahindra made substantial donations to American universities Cornell and Harvard. The $50 million Tata gift to Harvard Business School…

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