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.

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...
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#Dialogues: Early Childhood Care & Education in the NEP 2020 with Kamal Gaur

Last month, the Union Government approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Since then, many prominent personalities have spoken about its potential for...
India school street children

From Streets to Schools | The Bastion x Save the Children

“As the traffic light turns green, the car speeds off, leaving behind a little girl in a yellow dress selling storybooks on the street....
IIM Bill 2017

Breathing New Life into the IIMs

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) offer Post Graduate Diplomas in Management (PGDM) instead of prized MBA degrees, and are also registered as societies. This,...

The Bastion Dialogues: Saurabh Taneja

Saurabh Taneja (ST) is the CEO of The Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit organisation providing children from low-income communities with a high-quality education. For over...
Rethinking Education

How the Educated Lack an Education

Written by Rhea Narayan Kuthoore  A vital organ of society has been decaying over time. If you are reading this piece, you were probably thrust...
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NEET Medical Exam: The Untidy Aftermath

The National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) was implemented in 2016 to be the sole medical exam for any medical college in the country....
India Education College

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...

Why Don’t Our Textbooks Live Up to Our Ambitious Education Policies?

This is the first instalment of a two-part series on how and why our textbooks fail to meet the lofty ambitions set by national...
RSS Shakha The Bastion

Locating Sangh Shakhas Amidst a Secular India

Written by Simran Taneja  When translated from Sanskrit, the term shakha (śākhā) means a party, section, faction, school or sect of an ideological group. In...