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.

India Sex Ed

A Missed Opportunity: Addressing Sexuality Education in the Draft NEP

Written by Parul Malik & Anurag Shukla  Any discussion over 'sex’ education continues to be elusive in India. It is met with an enormous amount...
Teachers Protest Jharkhand

Same Work, Minimal Pay: Analyzing the Contract Teaching Phenomenon in India

Co-authored by Chetna Kumar and Avantika Bunga   On 17th January 2019, more than 45,000 ‘para-teachers’ in Jharkhand called off their 63-day hunger strike. As per...
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...
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...

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...

‘Developing’ Education or Cultural Distancing? Delving into the EMRS Scheme

Written by Ayush Jain Ever since Independence, the educational indicators of India’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) population have been much lower compared to the rest of...
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%...
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...
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...

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,...