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Rewriting the National Education Policy: Shortcomings and Solutions

Written by Tanvi Mehta  ‘There is a need for value education, experiential learning, practical knowledge, life skill education and physical education. But where is the...
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Pedigree over Publication: Vetting the UGC’s ‘Well-Researched’ Professor Promotion Formula

Co-authored by Ishani Pant and Charith Reddy  On June 13, the UGC announced new guidelines for the promotion and appointment of university and college teachers....

It’s Time to Regulate India’s EdTech Sector

In the last two years, more than 150 million students have entered India’s EdTech sector besides platform users such as teachers and administrators. The role of EdTechs is no longer limited to imparting education through online classes. This calls for a regulatory framework by the government that safeguards the interests of all stakeholders offering and availing the varied educational services.

How Community-Based Learning Supports Students and Families in the Long Run

“During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was complete uncertainty about colleges reopening and the kind of future I would have,” recalls Dhanashree Madigalekar, a...
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Fighting the Good Fight: Can Indian Liberal Institutions Stay True to Their Ideals?

Written by Tanvi Mehta  While creating the education system for independent India, the first Education Minister, Maulana Azad, shouldered the responsibility of creating an institution...
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COVID-19 Vaccine | Students Pursuing Higher Education Outside India Have Been Prioritized, Why Can’t...

With an in-house population of 3.74 crore students, of which 50 lakh are PhD and Masters prospects, intergenerational learning losses, early marriage, mental health issues and a rise in unemployment loom large.

Education In The Time Of COVID-19

Education goes far beyond the back and forth with our teachers and professors. Educational Institutions are spaces in which new ideas, theories and innovations...

The Paradox of Liberalising our Universities

Written by Tanvi Mehta  The 484-page long Draft National Education Policy emphasizes the need for the liberalization of education. This draws inspiration from ancient Indian...
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What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Akshaya Patra

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Shantanu Kishwar  A recent article by The Hindu has triggered controversy surrounding the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF), particularly regarding their...
Quality and Quantity: Assessing Early Childhood Development Initiatives in India

Quality and Quantity: Assessing Early Childhood Development Initiatives in India

Researched by Tanvi Mehta Written by Aarathi Ganesan Recent neuroscientific studies have indicated that the brain develops fastest during the early stages of childhood, with 90%...