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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...

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

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...

Institutes of Eminence: Imminent Game-changers for India’s Higher Education System?

Co-authored by Ishani Pant and Kirti Dass Despite the many ups and downs that Indian higher education has seen, the goal of raising India’s academic...

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?

Co-created by Aarushi Aggarwal and Kirti DassThe compelling need to resolve the shortcomings of the University Grants Commission (UGC) cannot be disputed. A body...

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....

The Great Indian Dream

Written by Shashank Mattoo In 1867, Dadabhai Naoroji coined the phrase “drain theory”. In the broadest sense, it referred to how colonists like the British...

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

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

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

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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