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

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Behind the Books: The Burden of Bad Education Loans in India

Tarini Monga uncovers the various facets of this mess of bad education loans Indian students are faced with today.
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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...
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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...
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Plugging the Brain Drain: Revitalising Research in India

Co-authored by Harsh Ghildiyal & Sourya Reddy  Being a research scholar in India is anything but easy. For instance, earlier this month, the Central University...
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Tying the Knot: Using Microfinance to Educate India’s Children

Co-authored by Anupriya Nair & Sourya Reddy  The concept of Microfinance has seen much success all over the globe....
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Institutes of Eminence: Imminent Game-changers for India’s Higher Education System?

Co-authored by Ishani Pant and Kirti Dass  Despite the many ups and downs that Indian higher education has seen, the goal of raising India’s academic...
In Pursuit of Autonomy: Does the HECI Fit the Bill? The Bastion

In Pursuit of Autonomy: Does the HECI Fit the Bill?

Co-created by Aarushi Aggarwal and Kirti Dass The compelling need to resolve the shortcomings of the University Grants Commission (UGC) cannot be disputed. A body...
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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....
Money for Nothing: The Disconcerting Future of the Humanities in India The Bastion

Money for Nothing: The Disconcerting Future of the Humanities in India

Co-authored by Ishani Pant and Kirti Dass The study of the humanities and social sciences is being threatened by a lack of funds for facilitating...
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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...