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.

The Saga of Film Education: Raising Cinema to be Respectable

Written by K. Hariharan  Cinema in the 20th century was the most dominant form of popular culture across the world. Simultaneously, it was considered the...

Nurturing Sensitivity in Students: The Dearth of Mental Health Education in India

Co-authored by Gopika Kumaran & Avantika Bunga  10% of India’s population suffers from Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) which include depression, anxiety and substance abuse, according...

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...
Printed Ideologies: Protecting our Students from Politicized Textbooks The Bastion

Printed Ideologies: Protecting our Students from Politicized Textbooks

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Gopika Kumaran For decades, textbooks have occupied a pivotal role within India’s education system as a resource utilized by teachers...
Stadium The Bastion

Moving Beyond Students: Dissecting the UGC’s Proposal for Faculty Reservation

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Charith Reddy  A recent proposal by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to alter the method of calculating the number of...
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...
Teacher Professor Promotions The Bastion

Pedigree over Publication: Vetting the UGC’s ‘Well-Researched’ Professor Promotion Formula

Co-authored by Ishani Pant and Charith Reddy  On June 13, the UGC announced new guidelines for the promotion and appointment of university and college teachers....
India medical

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...
Money for Nothing: The Disconcerting Future of the Humanities in India The Bastion

Money for Nothing: The Disconcerting Future of the Humanities in India

Co-authored by Ishani Pant and Kirti Dass The study of the humanities and social sciences is being threatened by a lack of funds for facilitating...
Assam

A Tale of Two Histories: Where Is the Northeast in Our Textbooks?

Co-authored by Haya Wakil and Aarathi Ganesan  Most Indian citizens can wax eloquent on India’s’ ancient dynasties and kingdoms, its freedom fighters and perhaps even...

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