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

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...
Teacher Professor Promotions The Bastion

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...
India Education College

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...
video

Central Board of Security Errors: Solving the CBSE’s Reputation for Leaking Papers

Here, we break down the process of how papers are set and sent to the examination centres. An in-depth look at each stage of...
India Education

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...
MOOCs

‘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...
Private versus public education in Maharashtra

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....
Bad education Loans in India

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...
Public Schools vs. Private Schools

Reservation in Private Educational Institutions – Tracing The Debate

Section 12 of the “Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act” provides for a mandatory 25% reservation in Class 1 in all...

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