Development and Education

With Schools Closed Across Maharashtra, How Well Did Students Learn Over the Past Year?

Students across Maharashtra are suffering from acute learning losses, policy reforms addressing the worries of their parents and teachers are needed.

Open Access Chronicles: Sci-Hub & Beyond (Chapter 7)

Hosted by Swagam Dasgupta  Edited by Malavika VN  In Chapter 6 of this series, Alexandra Elbakyan—founder of Sci-Hub—took us through what led her to create the...

What Our Textbooks Aren’t Telling Us About Caste in India

Alongside other spheres of influence, our history and political science textbooks mislead our youth into believing that caste is not a pressing issue.

A ‘Next Generation’ Education for Delhi

Written by Ipsita Mishra  "Delhi will soon have its own education board, that will not be a replacement for CBSE, but a ‘next-generation board’ to...

As We May Teach: Where Does All the Ed-Tech Data Go?

This article is the first instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects of...

Transitioning into the Development Sector? Here’s What You Should Keep in Mind

The post-COVID trend of professionals exploring a second innings in the social sector is a welcome development, but this transition can be daunting and unsatisfactory unless one is prepared for what’s in store. Hear what a few of those who have embarked on this journey have to say.

Teach ‘Em Young: Appreciating Biodiversity Through Our Classrooms

There is a need to develop a language and vocabulary that communicates the essence of the natural world to young students. Citizen science interventions such as Nature Classrooms and Suttha Muttha are encouraging children to go beyond what's in their textbooks to observe, feel, and hear all that is around them.

Education in Times of COVID-19: Strengthening Mental Healthcare in Schools

As we stare at a year filled with uncertainties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one can’t help but think of all the students stuck...

‘Open’ for Business: The Growth of Massive Online Open Courses in India

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan and Aditya Vikram By virtue of her burgeoning population and proactive Right to Education policy, India is home to around 310...

In this Season’s Electoral Promises, Where Does Education Feature?

Where does education feature in election campaigns? Can Education be a successful political plank?