Blog Detail Image

India Education Round-Up | May 2023 | Union Government to Establish 157 Nursing Colleges for Quality & Affordable Education

16 May, 2023

The write-up aims to share recent notable events in Indian education, inspiring educators and stakeholders to adopt best practices. This article serves as a primer for the news articles published in the print/digital media.

We hope that this article will serve as a valuable resource for those interested in staying informed about the latest trends, happenings and innovations in Indian education. By keeping abreast of these developments and implementing best practices, we can work together to ensure that our educational institutions continue to provide students with the highest quality of education.

Bisleri International aims to bring on board over 200 Educational Institutions to bring behavioural shift in plastic disposal and recycling

New Delhi: Bisleri International Pvt Ltd. has partnered with leading educational institutions for its sustainability program 'Bottles For Change'. The objective of the partnership is to create awareness about the potential for recycling used plastic and educate students on the importance of managing it. For the current fiscal year, Bisleri plans to engage with over 200 institutions to empower students to become changemakers for the future. The 'Bottles For Change' initiative is currently operational in 7 cities, and Bisleri plans to expand the program to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Gandhinagar in Gujarat during the year.

Educational Institutions that are Partnered with the Bottles For Change initiative at present are Amity University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tata Institute of Social Science, TERI School of Advanced Studies, Institute of Hotel Management, MGR Educational and Research Institution, Bombay Cambridge School, Podar International School, Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School.

'Bottles For Change' is part of Bisleri's overall sustainability initiative, Bisleri Greener Promise, which aims to build a greener future for everyone. The program focuses on educating the youth about mitigating plastic waste and building a circular economy. It will teach students to treat used plastic as a valuable resource by segregating and disposing of it responsibly to prevent it from entering landfills. Bisleri would also provide enabling systems to ensure the plastic is sent directly to the recyclers and help the students make their institutions 'ZERO PLASTIC TO LANDFILL' campuses.

Madhya Pradesh Government to pay fees of girl students under Ladli Laxmi Scheme

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently announced that the State Government will pay the fees of beneficiaries of the Ladli Laxmi Scheme to take admission in medical colleges, IITs, IIMs, law institutes and other prestigious educational institutions.

Addressing a programme on the completion of 16 years of the Ladli Laxmi Scheme, the CM said Ladli Lakshmi daughters will get admission to prestigious institutions in India, but their fees will be paid by the State Government.

The CM felicitated six panchayats that were declared Ladli Laxmi friendly where all girls are admitted to schools, they are also vaccinated, no girl child is malnourished, and no crimes were reported against them.

BriBooks and Education World partner to launch the world's largest book-writing summer camp with top global authors and 10,000+ participating schools

Singapore, New Delhi: BriBooks and Education World have announced the 2023 edition of the Summer Book Writing Festival, an exclusive free online event that invites over 10,000 schools and 5,00,000 students from grades 1-12 to learn from global experts in book writing, storytelling, and book marketing.

Organised by BriBooks - the world's largest creative writing platform for kids, the event aims to help students refine their writing skills and unleash their creativity. Global experts such as Dr Carl D Marci (Harvard PhD, author, entrepreneur and scientist), Diane Tavenner (author, founder of Summit Public Schools), Omri Marcus (global comedy writer), Mariana Atencio (CNBC anchor), and Kristen Grimm (storyteller and moderator at Aspen Institute) will share their knowledge and insights on writing, storytelling, and book marketing.

"We are thrilled to bring some of the world's leading writers, educators, and entrepreneurs together to share their expertise with Indian students," said Ami Dror, Founder of BriBooks. "We aim to inspire young minds to become creative thinkers, effective writers, and successful authors. We are confident that the festival will be a tremendous success and look forward to seeing the fantastic books that students will create using the BriBooks platform."

Children's Academy preserves educational history in a time capsule

Mumbai: The Children's Academy Group of Schools interred a time capsule on April 29th, 2023 as a part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Academy (1970-2020). The capsule was interred in the school's Malad branch and is scheduled to be opened on 26th April 2070 to mark the school's centenary.

The school aims to offer future generations a glimpse into life and changes in the education system between 1970-2020. The items selected for the time capsule were carefully curated by students and teachers who took into account the historical significance of the objects. The capsule contains a variety of items that represent the history and culture from the past 50 years. Some of the items that will be included are some of the school's uniforms (current and old versions), the very first pages of the general register dating back to 1970, and school memorabilia like handbooks and mark sheets donated by the alumni of the Academy dating back to 1982.

Chairman of the Children's Academy Group of Schools, Mr. Rohan Bhat, commented, "We are excited to inter this time capsule. It is a way for us to preserve our history and culture for future generations. We hope that when the capsule is opened in 50 years, people will learn about our school, the education system and the world we lived in."

Union Government to establish 157 nursing colleges to provide quality, affordable and equitable nursing education

New Delhi: In an attempt to strengthen the nursing workforce in the country, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, approved the establishment of 157 new nursing colleges with a budget outlay of Rs. 1,570 crores. These nursing colleges will be in co-location with the existing medical colleges established in 2014. Rs 10 crore will be spent on building each college, and the 157 colleges will be ready in the next 24 months, said Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya while addressing the media.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that at least 2.5 medical staff (physicians, nurses and midwives) per 1,000 people are needed to provide adequate coverage with primary care interventions. But India has only 1.7 medical staff per 1,000 people. The decision has been taken to provide quality, affordable, and equitable nursing education in India, particularly in underserved districts and States and Union Territories. The move will add approximately 15,700 nursing graduates every year.

According to an official statement, the co-location of these nursing colleges with existing medical colleges will allow optimal utilisation of the existing infrastructure, skill labs, clinical facilities, and faculty. The initiative also aims to address the geographical and rural-urban imbalances in the healthcare sector, resulting in the skewed availability of nursing professionals in certain areas.

Kerala Govt to include NCERT omitted portions in state school syllabus

Kerala: The curriculum steering committee meeting of the Kerala State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) on Tuesday decided to include the portions omitted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in the state school syllabus, said a statement.

State Education Minister Shri V Sivankutty said that the state will include the portions in the Kerala school syllabus. NCERT has excluded Mughal history, Gujarat riots and Darwin's theory of evolution from school textbooks.


The views & opinions expressed in this blog do not necessarily represent those of QS-ERA India Private Limited and/or its employees, partners, shareholders, or other stakeholders.


Leave Your Comments

Sidebar Seperator

Subscribe to our newsletter