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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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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...
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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...

Loopholes Inhibit the Enforcement of Tamil Nadu’s RTE Rules

There are too many children falling through the cracks of our education system. In principle and practice, Section 12(1)(c) needs to be reformed in the state to account for parents’ real-world situations

Breaking the Cycle: How Public-Private Partnerships Can Revolutionise Workforce-Ready Education

Public-private partnerships in workforce-ready education could solve India's looming job crisis. How can these partnerships better equip young Indians with the skills needed to join the labour force?

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.
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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...

Education During Times of COVID-19: From the Private School Practitioner’s Lens

When parents stopped paying fees, teachers taught without pay for months during a pandemic.

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.
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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....
Can the NEP Reform Higher Education in India?

Can the NEP Reform Higher Education in India?

Dear Reader, In yesterday’s newsletter, we laid out the context behind some of the new National Education Policy’s (NEP) biggest and boldest moves in India’s...