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Analyzing educational institutions—higher education, undergraduate studies, entrance-exam preparations and tuition centres—and the commercialization of education.

CSR: Providing CPR for India’s Many Educational Ailments The Bastion

CSR: Providing CPR for India’s Many Educational Ailments

Written by Aarathi Ganesan  Indian education policies often attempt to provide the best educational outcomes to a majority of India’s diverse children. Although necessary and...

Bastion Shorts: Has AAP’s Education Model Really Worked?

The Bastion Shorts—Episode 5 As Delhi goes to vote tomorrow, many of us would be basing our votes on the reforms brought about in...
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Students First: Using Education as an Electoral Platform

Written by Rizowana Hussaini  As the early morning buzz settles in on the narrow alleys of Sangam Vihar, Delhi, uniform-donned students rush inside the gates...

The Long Run: What Happens to the LDF’s Education Model From Here?

What implications does the LDF’s ‘model development’ have on education and spending for whichever alliance inherits the reins of the state?

Why the Privatisation of Schooling Hasn’t Improved the Quality of Indian Education

Over the past few decades, parents have overwhelmingly shifted their children from government-run schools to private schools. The 4 lakh+ private schools in India...

How Much is Too Much? University Fees Amidst COVID-19

Featured image: "Madras University Senate House", courtesy of Jonas Buchholz (CC BY-SA 3.0), used for representational purposes only. The pandemic has disrupted almost every aspect...

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.
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Bursting the Bubble: Bad Education Loans in India

A competitive job market mandates that only ‘well-educated’ potential employees may fight for its spoils. It is this simple axiom that has guided the...

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.