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.

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,...
Classroom

New Year, New Education Policy: Fighting Ailments of Old

Written by Amrita Singh On December 18th 2017, the government of Odisha tied up with All India Society for Electronics and Computer Technology (AISECT) to provide...

Transforming Indian Education: What Should the New Education Policy Tackle?

Researched by Tanvi Mehta Written by Amrita Singh The first National Education Policy of independent India was drafted and implemented in 1968, followed by a second...
Quality and Quantity: Assessing Early Childhood Development Initiatives in India

Quality and Quantity: Assessing Early Childhood Development Initiatives in India

Researched by Tanvi Mehta Written by Aarathi Ganesan Recent neuroscientific studies have indicated that the brain develops fastest during the early stages of childhood, with 90%...
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...
School in Sikkim

Merging the Marginalized: North East Region and the RTE

India’s North-East Region (NER) is a long belt of eight states ─ Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. Each state...

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...
video

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....
Post Colonial Education in South Africa

The Africanization of Education: South Africa’s Attempt to Turn Colonial Tables

Colonialism was largely spurred by a monarchic race for resources, labour and territory. In hindsight, the brutal colonial exploitation of resource-rich Africa seemed inevitable....
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...