Delhi University admissions expose sorry state of ancient Indian languages

Delhi University admissions expose sorry state of ancient Indian languages

Five years and two degrees later, Pooja is unsure of what value her higher education in Sanskrit will hold in the future. How many times will she have to appear for the National Eligibility Test before qualifying as a lecturer? Will she ever get a job? Or will her efforts be rendered futile and she will have to sit at home? These are some of the many concerns worrying 23-year-old Pooja, who initially wanted to pursue a course in History, but took up Sanskrit after failing to make the cut…

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technological know-how and languages are the ‘negative relations’ in primary colleges, Wilshaw warns

technological know-how and languages are the ‘negative relations’ in primary colleges, Wilshaw warns

Head of Ofsted admits that his own inspectors’ cognizance on English and maths is partly to blame for science and languages being ‘marginalised’ technological know-how and overseas languages have turn out to be the “bad members of the family” inside the number one college curriculum due to an over-emphasis on coaching maths and English, Ofsted has warned. In his month-to-month statement, leader inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says too little time is allocated to the coaching of the two subjects, that have turn out to be “marginalised”. Sir Michael also admits…

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