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.

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Nowhere Close to Ideal: Scrutinising NEET

Co-authored by Shraddha Tripathi & P. Charith Reddy  A 2017 WHO report revealed that the current doctor-population ratio of India to be 0.62:1000 as against...

The Politics of Transnational Education: Of Global Hierarchies and Aspirations

“Growing up, I remember the emphasis our teachers and parents placed on ‘good English’ skills for a successful future. The students in British and...

Learning By Doing: How Project Based Learning Can Transform Our Education System

A new B-school graduate finds himself on his first day at work as an analyst in an investment bank. He is facing a spreadsheet...

Decoding the Importance of the National Curriculum Framework with Subir Shukla

Last year, India released its much-awaited National Education Policy (NEP): which guides the overall objectives and goals of India's education system. But, what do...

The National Education Policy 2020: Getting It Done!

After years of waiting, the National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 was finally approved by the Union Cabinet on the 28th of July, resulting...

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...

Budget Cuts for Five of India’s Environment Institutes Puts Research and Education in Jeopardy

How does financial and administrative disengagement impact wildlife and conservation education and research at India's top institutes?

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...
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...
Can the NEP Reform Higher Education in India?

Can the NEP Reform Higher Education in India?

Dear Reader, In yesterday’s newsletter, we laid out the context behind some of the new National Education Policy’s (NEP) biggest and boldest moves in India’s...