The Curious Case of Failing Education Reforms in India

In early March, chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Vineet Joshi, told a shocked gathering of policy-makers, educationists and technocrats exactly this. He was making his speech at a conference on education after declaring the results of the central teachers eligibility test (CTET).

Education for Children with Disabilities

Worldwide, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are most marginalised. Their diversity and extent of disability need customised rehabilitation approach, which complicates the situation further. As per Census 2011, there are 26.8 million PwDs (2.2 per cent of population) in India and therefore inclusive growth cannot be imagined without them.

Include 'urban management' in higher education

India lives in the villages - as the saying goes. We have been a rural economy, no doubt. But India owns cities as well. Now after 65 years of democracy, we have grown beyond the myth that village is innocent and city is cunning. At the time of independence our urban areas had just 17.3 per cent of the population. As per the latest census, the urban share comes to 32 per cent - roughly 370 million of our population. Almost 60 million more than the entire population of US.

Creating Jobs Through Skill Development

We need to gainfully employ our youth, the number of which is increasing with each passing year. Otherwise, our strength is running the risk of becoming a liability, cautions...

India's Floundering Social Sector

India's aspiration to become a middle-income country has to come to terms with its poor performance in the social sector. India is fairly slow in improving social indicators even when compared to other poor countries...

From a Right to Schooling to a Right to Learning: Rethinking Education Finance

Should elementary education be delivered through the current model that focuses on the expansion of schooling through a top-down, centralised delivery system...