Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reforms in Education ...

It was Right to Information Act about five years back after embarking on Economic Reforms, followed by the Technological, Legal, Land, Taxation and other Social reforms. Women's Reservation Bill is passing though all types of hick-ups; the strange thing being Women and Socialists (among UPA) opposing the proposal.  Looks like now is the time for Educational Reforms. 

After RTI, we are reading about RTE (not Ready to Eat, or Right to Employment) - Right To Education Act passed on April 01, 2010.  What a noble thought by the Government.  Ever since the new Government (and the two Ministers of course) has come to power last year, Education has been engaging their attention equally with others like Infrastructure.  UGC, AICTE, MCI, etc are being revamped with the proposal of NCHER.  Foreign Universities Bill is being introduced soon. 

Over five years back, I was thrilled to read and write about SEZs (Special Economic Zones).  It was an extension of EPZs (Export Promotion Zones) and a concept adopted from China and UK.  Of course, interestingly, there is stiff opposition in parts of the country to SEZs, which is unfortunate.  Technology Parks have also come to stay and India has been experiencing near double digit growth rates and vying to compete with China.  And only this week, I read some news item about Special Educational Zones.  Great.

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