Gone are the days when we would be gifted books for reading during our school days. I remember some marriage ceremonies where people held some novels and story books in their hands. I still recall my heavy sack of books which I always used to read.
All across the country, education reformers and their allies in all political parties have revamped the way teachers are graded, abandoning methods under which nearly everyone was deemed satisfactory, even when students were falling behind. But now rethinking has started. The UGC wants Academic Performance Index for promoting College and University teachers to be made applicable from now onwards.
The Meera Pandey Vs Mamata Banerjee war over the Panchayat Poll schedule may go a long way and even cause a constitutional crisis in the state. Panchayat Polls are to be held in West Bengal but the Election Commission is locked in a dispute with the Mamata Banerjee-led state government over the scheduling and deployment of central paramilitary troopers.