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Why Getting Into Delhi University Doesn’t Matter Anymore? Finding more options…

As soon as the results of the 12th boards gets published, students wait with bated breath for the Cut-offs for one of the most coveted Universities, Delhi University (DU). After the fifth and the final cut off list for the colleges under the purview of DU gets published the soaring DU cut-offs snip college-going dreams of many students. while…

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How to Introduce Toddlers and Babies to Books?

This resource provides research-based tips on how to share books with babies and toddlers to maximize the joy and learning of book-reading and to nurture a lifelong love of books. The first—and best—tip for sharing books with young children is to have fun together! If children are engaged and enjoying themselves, they are learning. When children have positive interactions…

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Why is our kindergartner so defiant, and how can we get her to listen?

As exasperating as her behavior is, your kindergartners defiance is really about her asserting herself. She may do this by responding very   slowly to a request, or by pretending (not too convincingly) that she didnt hear you. If theres a rule about not playing with the soccer ball in the house, for instance, she may teasingly roll it…

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Early intervention improves outcomes – Autism

Autism is a rapidly growing developmental condition with an estimated 10 million Indians affected by it. According to the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), 1 in 88 children will be born with autism and these numbers are prevalent worldwide. Given the large numbers, and the fact that autism is not curable, but can be improved measurably by…

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Lying: Why it happens and what to do about it (age 5)

Why kindergartners lie When you catch your kindergartner weaving a tall tale or denying something you know hes done, chances are he isn’t purposefully trying to deceive you. At this age, most fibs stem from: Forgetfulness. Kindergartners have short memories, so your child probably isnt trying to be crafty when he sets off a schoolyard melee by grabbing a…

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Understanding the Importance of Education in Life – Education in India

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, knowledge means facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education. Knowledge constitutes the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. Mankind, the descendants of the ape family, is different from all other animals only because of knowledge and its application. And knowledge can be gained only through education. It goes without saying…

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Dedicated to shaping nascent minds – Anganwadi public Early Childhood Education story

Lack of instruction in English, status consciousness, hobbling public Early Childhood Education institutions Three-year-old Rohan switches between Hindi and Malayalam. Born to parents who hail from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Hindi is his mother tongue but it is Malayalam that he uses to communicate with his peer group in the Kochi city Anganwadi that he attends for pre-primary education. Reassuring…

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Diverse offerings – Gain a holistic understanding of social set-up

Even as engineering and business courses remain popular among a large number of students, an arts degree is still coveted by many. An undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences allows students to read several disciplines like history, political science, English, sociology and economics, among others. Learners can, thus, gain a holistic understanding of how a social set-up…

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Heart of the matter – To be or not to be

There are many courses and careers on offer. But should one listen to their heart and choose a career based on passion and interest, or settle for a ‘practical’ option that promises a good salary? The answer is crucial and not always clear. According to a recent MTV survey, today’s youth is ambitious, but looks for a purpose. Eighty…

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A creative chisel – career with a difference

Acting and Theatre What it takes? To make a career in the performing arts, especially theatre and films, one needs to have good communication skills, a command of various languages, good diction, acting skills and the ability to work long hours. Scope of work: Theatre artists and actors can work with production houses, individual film-makers, advertising agencies, documentary film-makers,…