Education

Development and Education

India Children Education

From Streets to Schools: Making the Invisible Visible

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Sanya Sharma    “More than anything else, schools are instruments for bridging inequalities in the country and breaking the cycle of...

Can the NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index Effectively Evaluate Indian Education?

Written by Avani Airan The NITI Aayog recently introduced a first-of-its-kind School Education Quality Index (SEQI). The index provides a regular review of the quality...
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...

Why Your Teacher Needs To Be Trained Better

All over the world, governments invest in teachers’ professional development as a measure to improve student learning outcomes in a region. Elaborate studies have...

School Uniforms are Meant to Equalise Students, So Why Enforce Gendered Dress Codes?

“I remember how much I used to love wearing my uniform as a kid. But when I got older, I started to feel more...

Beyond the Books: Art Education in India

Written by Ipsita Mishra  “What is Art? It is the response of an individual’s creative soul to the call of the real” —Rabindranath Tagore Art figures in...
India Sex Ed

A Missed Opportunity: Addressing Sexuality Education in the Draft NEP

Written by Parul Malik & Anurag Shukla  Any discussion over 'sex’ education continues to be elusive in India. It is met with an enormous amount...

The Pink and Blue Divide: Rethinking Children’s Textbooks in a Post 377 India

Co-authored by Ayushi Ghosh and Kartik Sundar  The striking down of a controversial 158-year old provision of Section 377 to decriminalize non-procreative relationships was a...
SHG India

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....
The Bastion Classical Languages

Classical Languages in the NEP: Reviving the Humanities for Humanity’s Sake?

Written by Shreyasi Rao  On the 31st of May 2019, the HRD Ministry released the revised draft National Education Policy (NEP). Within hours of its...