From ‘E’QUALITY to QUALITY

The NEP 2019 through the Scope of Neoliberalism The National Education Policy 2019 (NEP 2019 from now on) is a classic example of a policy document intersecting the dominant discourse on development, childhood and education to promote the neo-liberal project of commodification and commercialization of education. Starting from Macaulay’s minute in 1835, Indian education policy…

Foreign Universities in India – A Critical Perspective

A university is envisioned as a space to shape the minds of the youth and equip them to become active citizens of society and leaders of tomorrow. India has nearly 864 universities which are the third-highest in the world. However, the Indian University system faces several shortcomings. The NITI Aayog in its ‘Strategy for New…

Accessing Accountability: A Community Effort in Sundaram Nagar to push for Quality Public Education

Pranjal Dhaka worked with Public Systems Groups at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, in pursuance of the client led project component of the Master of Public Policy programme. His account on community efforts undertaken to ensure quality public education in Sundaram Nagar, during the course of the project, is quite illuminating. Date: 18th February 2018 Time:…

Development of Social Welfare Policies: A means to address Group Inequality in India

DEVIKA SINGH A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE DEVELOPMENT DEBATE The Development debate gained momentum as a post world war necessity. ‘Development’ emerged as a new tool for addressing the problem of poverty which was exacerbated in the years following the second world war. Harry S. Truman’s Presidential inaugural speech in 1949 marks the acknowledgement of…

Policy Brief | Literacy Without Learning

Sakshi Mehra   Executive Summary India has made significant progress in boosting school enrolment rates and increasing access to primary education as evident from the fact that enrollments have reached 96 percent since 2009 and 56 percent of new students enrolled between 2007 and 2009 have been girls. However the same has not reflected positively…