The Education Budget 2020: More Money, Less Policy Execution?
Authored by Ipsita Mishra "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - — Benjamin Franklin. With education being one of the key determinants of a country’s...
‘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...
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...
How Can CSR Grant Agreements Be Redesigned to Not Stifle Non-profits?
The grant agreement reflects and amplifies the unequal power dynamic inherent to CSR, which manifests in the form of unfavourable conditions on the grantee.
What Hinders Women-in-STEM, Even in Elite Liberal Arts Universities?
Unlike the IITs, the gender ratio is in favour of women at India’s liberal arts institutions. Yet, the difficulties faced by women-in-science present themselves in nuanced forms, as early experiences from Ashoka University’s STEM programs suggest.
By the People, For the People: How Public Advocacy Fuels Educational Reform
Nowhere else is public participation in the democratic process better used, or needed, than in India's education sector.
Budget 2018: Is the Money Anywhere Close to the Mouth?
Co-authored by Amrita Singh & Tanvi Mehta An Obsession with the Established The budget for 2018-19, unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, focused on revamping...
Understanding Maharashtra’s Move to Privatise Education
Researched by Tanvi Mehta Written by Amrita Singh If all goes well, Maharashtra’s private school chains may soon be allowed to introduce their own academic boards....
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.
Budget Cuts for Five of India’s Environment Institutes Puts Research and Education in Jeopardy
How does financial and administrative disengagement impact wildlife and conservation education and research at India's top institutes?