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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Bastion Shorts: Has AAP’s Education Model Really Worked?

The Bastion Shorts—Episode 5 As Delhi goes to vote tomorrow, many of us would be basing our votes on the reforms brought about in...
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 Dass The compelling need to resolve the shortcomings of the University Grants Commission (UGC) cannot be disputed. A body...
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...

The Bastion Dialogues: Shreyasi Singh

Shreyasi Singh (SS) is the Founder and CEO of Harappa Education, an online learning institution dedicated to equipping adult learners with cognitive, social and...

What Our Textbooks Aren’t Telling Us About Caste in India

Alongside other spheres of influence, our history and political science textbooks mislead our youth into believing that caste is not a pressing issue.

What the Humanities Can Teach Us During a Pandemic

Epidemics and pandemics are humanitarian crises and hence the subject of the Humanities, as much as they are the subjects of biomedical situations, biologists,...

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...

Making Education Relevant Again

Authored by Purvi Asthana  Grade 9 Topic: Precipitation Aim: To describe what precipitation is and the different forms in which it occurs  “Does the aim matter to...

Whither the Teaching Profession? Inspecting Some Silences in the NEP 2020

Silences in policy are as important as what receives attention and is articulated. If it is the nature of policy to articulate principles and...
New National Education Policy

Behind the Scenes: The Factors that Influenced Our New National Education Policy

Dear Reader, If there’s anything six years of NDA rule has taught us, it’s that most things in general, whether planned or unplanned, come unannounced....