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From Streets To Schools: The Girl in the Yellow Dress

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Sanya Sharma As the traffic light turns red, I hear a knock on the taxi window. Looking out, I see a...

The Saga of Film Education: Raising Cinema to be Respectable

Written by K. Hariharan Cinema in the 20th century was the most dominant form of popular culture across the world. Simultaneously, it was considered the...

Nurturing Sensitivity in Students: The Dearth of Mental Health Education in India

Co-authored by Gopika Kumaran & Avantika Bunga 10% of India’s population suffers from Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) which include depression, anxiety and substance abuse, according...

NCERT’s “Primary” Concern with Technology: Effective or Erroneous?

Written by Shraddha Tripathi In July 2018, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) published new guidelines concerning the education of children in...
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Printed Ideologies: Protecting our Students from Politicized Textbooks

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Gopika KumaranFor decades, textbooks have occupied a pivotal role within India’s education system as a resource utilized by teachers...
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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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Moving Beyond Students: Dissecting the UGC’s Proposal for Faculty Reservation

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Charith Reddy A recent proposal by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to alter the method of calculating the number of...
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 DassThe 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....
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Boons and Banes of Privatising Higher Education

The last couple of decades have seen the face of Indian education change considerably. The advent of private investment in higher education now means...

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