Founder Vice-Chancellor of Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, UP.
Found26articles of authorOnkar Singh
Time to remodel technical education for Industry 5.0
Posted ·16 Dec 2021, 3:51 pm
Adding cyber-physical intrusions to various possible subjects in the curriculum will automatically change the flavour of the respective programmes to industry-friendly.
Money Matters in Higher Education
Posted ·3 Dec 2021, 10:22 am
Lack of access to higher studies is undeniable. Undoubtedly, the Government has made enormous provisions for tuition fee waiver, scholarships, and subsidized education to poor children. But sometimes extreme poverty and social conditions may make it impossible for students to be able to get admitted into a course in time.
Human vulnerability to climate change needs resilient systems
Posted ·13 Nov 2021, 7:42 am
The role of economically stronger communities is much more important in regulating catastrophic temperature rise.
Dissecting selection of leadership in higher education institutions
Posted ·26 Oct 2021, 8:53 am
Messy higher education is endangering the intellectual prowess of the country blessed with the demographic dividend.
Test Culture in India: Boon or Bane
Posted ·9 Oct 2021, 5:42 am
Tests are catalyzing students for preparing in a limited domain and defeat the purpose of formal education.
Education system in vicious trap of insufficiency and amotivation of teachers in India
Posted ·11 Sep 2021, 11:24 am
Job security matters a lot and such insecurity with the mentoring community affects the quality of education deliveries.
Why India seeks higher education in public sector and school education in private sector?
Posted ·25 Aug 2021, 10:13 am
A close observation of the choices of students and parents for seeking education in an institution shows that these are distinctively dichotomous in school education and higher education for the educational institutions in the public sector vis-à-vis the private sector.
Why students are steering away from engineering education in India?
Posted ·1 Aug 2021, 7:37 am
EXCLUSIVE: The government must step up for creation of more employment opportunities as many parents and students in India are today shifting aspiration and their interest in engineering education is declining.
Remodelling of class 10, 12 assessment calls for utmost care
Posted ·9 Jul 2021, 6:16 pm
The transparency in student assessment carried out by the institution is extremely essential to build confidence in the students about the remodelled evaluation strategy in the current academic session.
Exam Hesitancy: Drawbacks in e-learning seem to have shaken confidence of students for undertaking exams
Posted ·22 Jun 2021, 12:40 pm
Among various decisions of scrapping the final examinations taken to date, the cardinal one happens to be the scrapping of class 12 examinations, especially in a country where the board examinations of class 10 and 12 have been sacrosanct since time immemorial.
Scrapping of class 12 exams calls for onerous responsibility of redrafting evaluation strategy
Posted ·2 Jun 2021, 10:52 am
With the centre scrapping the CBSE examination of class 12, the state boards need to ponder upon its implications in the context of the lockdown and pandemic in their territory, integrity of schools, education and evaluation pattern.
Education in Times of COVID: Shun End of Course Final Examinations
Posted ·22 May 2021, 8:20 am
The uncertainties in the examination system affecting students socially and psychologically have restricted their holistic development and learning capabilities.
Disruptions call for remodeling examinations and evaluation strategies amid COVID-19
Posted ·28 Apr 2021, 12:22 pm
When it comes to examination for assessing the learning, the offline is still harped upon by regulators though contested by students.
How institutions can evolve to overcome learning gaps in online education in time of COVID-19
Posted ·10 Apr 2021, 9:50 am
There is an urgent need for educational institutions in India to evolve and develop suitable strategies and alternative arrangements to compensate the loss faced by the students and parents following the drawbacks in online education amid the prevailing Covid circumstances and the great divide in the society.
How feasible is Engineering Education without Physics and Mathematics
Posted ·19 Mar 2021, 8:04 am
On account of the desired Graduate Attributes and Programme Outcomes of the UG engineering degrees, the proclaimed flexibility for admitting the students devoid of physics and mathematics knowledge seems paradoxical.
Rhetoric of common syllabus in universities may diminish possibility of achieving excellence
Posted ·10 Feb 2021, 6:49 am
While vision, competence and commitment of institutional leadership, teachers, and staff plays critical role in improving the quality of education in HEIs, the rhetoric for having common syllabus will eventually diminish the possibility of certain HEIs achieving distinctions.
How to reach the milestones set in the new education policy framework
Posted ·29 Jan 2021, 12:05 pm
Ahead of the Union Budget 2021, the country’s academics are keeping fingers crossed for appropriate budgetary allocations and higher expenditure on education in tune with the Kothari Commission Recommendations.
Is upending teacher eligibility qualifications the panacea for higher education?
Posted ·30 Dec 2020, 9:48 am
The purpose of education is dying in the race for livelihood and fulfilling aspirations of others. There's a need for rudimentary introspection as mere dependence on qualification in choosing teachers may deprive the best ones from joining the noble academic profession, writes Onkar Singh.
Is higher technical education in India losing sheen?
Posted ·7 Dec 2020, 9:58 am
Despite the emphasis of the Central Government on improving the state of technical education in the country and increasing access to technical education, the number of aspirants for higher technical education in the country seems shrinking, writes Onkar Singh.
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