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Syllabus and Pedagogy

The politics in structuring the education system; the politicisation of syllabi and exploring the knock-on effects of the diversification of syllabi.

Situating the Madrasa in Modern India: Is Reform Around the Corner?

Written by Avantika Bunga, Gopika Kumaran & Shreyasi Rao  The Indian State’s fraught history of ensuring primary education for marginalized communities has made madrasas viable...

Trapped! What’s Putting a Glass Ceiling on Students in India’s Classrooms?

"...the teacher still feels accountable for completing the prescribed syllabus (..) Children who fall behind stay behind as the rest of the class moves...
Swachh Bharat Internship The Bastion

Can the Swacch Bharat Summer Internship Pave the Way for Community Service in Indian...

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Charith Reddy  Let us rewind to four years ago when a fresh-faced Narendra Modi called upon all citizens to dedicate...

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...

Monitoring the Right to Education: Who Does What?

On 1st April 2010, The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) was passed by the UPA government, making primary education a fundamental...
Bharatya Janata Party Education Promises

Promise in 2014 vs Practice in 2017: Assessing the BJP’s Education Policies

Despite efforts by previous governments, India’s education system's quality struggles with problems of accessibility, transparency, research and innovation. When the Bharatiya Janata Party campaigned...
Pune, Teach For India

No-Detention Policy: Boon, Bane or Both?

Written by Amrita Singh Updated on 15/01/19 The No-Detention Policy (NDP) came into existence due to an alarming increase in the rate of school dropouts, and...
The Bastion Tanvi Mehta

Rewriting the National Education Policy: Shortcomings and Solutions

Written by Tanvi Mehta  ‘There is a need for value education, experiential learning, practical knowledge, life skill education and physical education. But where is the...
Education HP

The Peaks of Education: Learning from Himachal Pradesh’s Inclusive Model

Co-authored by Raka De & Tanvi Mehta  On the 1st of February 2018, the interim Budget announced by Piyush Goyal saw a 10% hike in...
Refugee education

Educating Refugees: Uncertain Prospects for Rohingya Children in Chennai

Written by Jayashri R. Sundaram  “I am happy that I can at least go to school here. Back home we were not allowed to even...