Abstract: The National Policy on Education of 1968 and 1986 were framed with the objective to foster a national identity and kept in mind the social purpose of education. These features are conspicuously absent from the draft policy of 2016.
Monitoring from space, aerial and in situ platforms in coastal regions will help develop models for interactions between ecological and anthropogenic processes, helping sustainable management of coast...
The Indian coastline sustains unique habitats that are subjected to increasing anthropogenic stressors. The National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), engaged in addressing coastal concerns over thr...
The Indian coasts hold diverse geomorphological features—mudflats, rocky shores, cliffs, sandy beaches and deltaic reaches that shelter unique ecosystems. However, significant sections of the coastlin...
Integrated Flood Warning System (IFLOWS) is an integrated GIS-based decision support system developed for Chennai and Mumbai that provides flood inundation scenarios and helps state governments to put...
The Gender Parity Index (GPI) is the ratio of the number of girls to boys enrolled in a given stage of education, such as secondary education. The index is used to measure access to education for females.
Proficient literacy in two languages is known as biliteracy. A person is biliterate if he/she has the ability to read, write and understand the languages competently.
A person with expertise in multiple subjects is known as a polymath. The word emerged from the Greek word polumathēs, which translates to having much knowledge.
The rate of students that leave a course at an intermediate stage is known as the dropout rate. It is calculated as the ratio of number of students no longer enrolled at the end of a year to the number of students enrolled in the beginning of the year.
Tertiary education is the level of education which is received after the secondary or equivalent education level. In major parts of the world, the term higher education is also used.
Vocational education or vocational training is a training programme which focuses on the knowledge and skills required for a definite job or a craft.
Dyslexia is a reading disability due to neurological dysfunction. Students suffering from dyslexia often experience difficulty in understanding individual letters, words or paragraphs.
Distance education is an educational programme which does not require students to be physically present. It includes online learning, home study, open education and correspondence courses.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the intelligence shown by machines, distinguishable from intelligence shown by humans, which is known as natural intelligence (NI). The term AI is used when a machine imitates ‘cognitive’ features similar to humans, such as problem-solving and analytical thinking.