Development and Education


Open Access Chronicles: Sci-Hub & Beyond (Chapter 7)

Hosted by Swagam Dasgupta  Edited by Malavika VN  In Chapter 6 of this series, Alexandra Elbakyan—founder of Sci-Hub—took us through what led her to create the...

Dialogues: Geeta Dharmarajan on the Power of Children’s Literature

The new National Education Policy (NEP) is fresh off the press, and contains big plans for school education. In light of India’s all too...

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...

Barbarians at the Feet of Dragons

Written by Philip Deweyi  Introduction: Getting to the core of today’s emerging challenges In an increasingly complex global economy, rapidly evolving technology forces us to question...
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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...
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Envisioning Goa as a Higher Education Hub: The Goa Private Universities Act 2020

The creation of an educational hub in Goa requires a critical discussion on what such a vision means for the quality and accessibility of education, land rights and the environment.

Where are the Missing Girls of our IITs? The Leaky Pipeline

Women are systematically pushed out of the pipeline that takes them from school, through coaching and the JEE, onto engineering college. At each step of this journey, here's how bright female minds are lost to gender stereotypes and biases, or the ‘leaks’ in the IIT pipeline.
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How Successful has the Universalization of Education in India Been so Far?

The Bastion and Teach for India have collaborated! Over the next few weeks, TFI's #JollyGoodFellows will be bringing you ground stories on some of India's most pressing education issues, straight from their classrooms. As we gear up for the 2020 budget, Manish Sharma explores the various issues plaguing the education sector, and how funds alone may not solve all of the issues affecting it.

Why Isn’t Quality Primary Education Ever a Poll Promise?

India's learning crisis could gain political legitimacy if used as an electoral platform by political parties.

How Community-Based Learning Supports Students and Families in the Long Run

“During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was complete uncertainty about colleges reopening and the kind of future I would have,” recalls Dhanashree Madigalekar, a...