ICSE students say no to Board Exams. Here’s why

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roGWVmnFE5o&t=70s With the Bombay High court expected to conduct its final hearing and deliver its verdict in the Public Interest Litigation filed by Arvind Tiwari - a parent and a lawyer - related to the ICSE Examinations in Maharashtra on Monday, students and parents are upping the pressure. They are opposed to the conduct of … Continue reading ICSE students say no to Board Exams. Here’s why

After backlash, Jagan reverses decision to rename Kalam award after YSR

Jaganmohan Reddy has reversed the decision of the School Education department to rename the APJ Abdul Kalam Pratibha Puraskhar Award as YSR Vidya Puraskars. The awards are given to meritorious students who excel in the SSC public exams. They are given merit certificates, a memento and scholarships to meet the cost of their higher education. … Continue reading After backlash, Jagan reverses decision to rename Kalam award after YSR

Why does the Telangana Education department act in an arbitrary manner?

Schools and colleges in Telangana were expected to open after the Dussehra break (that began on 28 September) on 14 October. But anticipating that the bus strike in the state would hamper students, the government decided to extend the festival vacation by a week till 20 October. Despite the order, some educational institutions, worried about … Continue reading Why does the Telangana Education department act in an arbitrary manner?

IIT Hyderabad student’s suicide note should trouble us all

On Tuesday afternoon, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad sent out a rather clinical media statement informing that a third year B.Tech student had passed away. Giving no details about how it was not a natural death, it did not reveal the identity of the student and requested for privacy for the family. Fair enough. At … Continue reading IIT Hyderabad student’s suicide note should trouble us all

RTC strike : Telangana govt warns schools, junior colleges not to teach

The Government of Telangana cannot get its act together. The students of Telangana bear the brunt. Yet again.  With the RTC strike in the state affecting transport and the government either in no mood to resolve the issue or unable to reach a meeting point with the striking unions, schools and colleges have been told … Continue reading RTC strike : Telangana govt warns schools, junior colleges not to teach

Decoding Harish Rao’s return to the KCR cabinet

When K Chandrasekhar Rao expanded his cabinet in February and kept former Irrigation minister Harish Rao out, it led to speculation that all was not well between uncle and nephew. It was confirmed when Harish Rao was confined to political activities in his Siddipet constituency or at best, Medak district. Despite having played a stellar … Continue reading Decoding Harish Rao’s return to the KCR cabinet

Hyderabad college : Hemlines or Education?

Students of St Francis College in Hyderabad are upset with restrictions being placed on their attire when they come to college. Students claim they have been asked to wear knee length kurtis to the all-women college or return home.  A student of the college wrote this column for Filter Kaapi. She wished to keep her identity anonymous.  … Continue reading Hyderabad college : Hemlines or Education?

A humble steward who collects degrees

What would you do the evening before your MA (Political Science) exam? Elementary, study.  Not Nagapuri Sudhakar, who is a senior steward at the Secunderabad Club in Hyderabad. On Wednesday evening, he was serving dinner to guests at the club and will have time only after 11 pm when he gets back home to revise … Continue reading A humble steward who collects degrees

Students on strike at TISS, Hyderabad

There is turmoil at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Hyderabad where the students are strike since 8 July. They are protesting against the steep hike in hostel fee. Guest column : My sister was murdered Earlier it was Rs 8700 to be paid in monthly instalments while now it has been hiked … Continue reading Students on strike at TISS, Hyderabad

Education schemes get the Jagananna branding

The re-branding exercise in Andhra Pradesh that has seen a majority of the schemes either named or renamed after YS Rajasekhara Reddy, has now seen the entry of another name.  Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy.  In the budget that was presented on Friday, two education schemes were named after Jagan. Amma Vodi (Mother's lap) scheme … Continue reading Education schemes get the Jagananna branding

CM Jagan, these students need a bus to go to school

Every weekday, fourteen girls get into an autorickshaw to travel 6 km to the Zilla Parishad school in Rapthadu. It is not a very safe ride as these pictures will tell you. These vehicles are not the most well designed and on roads that are more slush than tar, always run the risk of turning … Continue reading CM Jagan, these students need a bus to go to school

Hyderabad boy fails to crack IIT-Mains, commits suicide

A little after 1 am on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, Sahil shot himself in the forehead with the double barrel gun of his father, an ex-serviceman who was working with a private security agency in Hyderabad. The incident took place at their home in Neredmet which falls under the Rachakonda Commissionerate limits. … Continue reading Hyderabad boy fails to crack IIT-Mains, commits suicide

Opposition protests over Telangana Intermediate results

The opposition parties in Telangana have been in hibernation ever since they were mauled in the assembly elections in December 2018 by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). Even their campaign during the Lok Sabha elections was largely listless except in few pockets due to the individual candidates. But the Intermediate Results fiasco, where 20 students committed … Continue reading Opposition protests over Telangana Intermediate results

KTR uses #AskKTR to rubbish any Globarena connection

Though chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had ordered free revaluation for the 3.28 lakh Intermediate students who had failed the exam, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) was seen to be on the back foot on the delicate subject. The reasons for that were several. The Education ministry was found wanting in the manner the technical … Continue reading KTR uses #AskKTR to rubbish any Globarena connection