Spontaneous Order

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What Ails Our Higher Education?

I recently completed my graduation from a state funded engineering college. In the past couple months since I’ve started working; I’ve come to get some sense of how inadequate my training in college really was. (a sentiment, I am sure,… Continue Reading →

NEP on Wheels: Day Five and some Reflections

I started on the last day of my journey on the 5th of October. I left Kanpur at around 6 in the morning to be able to reach Lucknow by 12:30 where I had to attend a conference on Education… Continue Reading →

NEP on Wheels: Day Four – Kanpur!

Day 4: Kanpur On 4th October, I started out on the fourth day of my journey. By this point I had covered 350 Kms and was extremely tired. Yet I had to cover 170kms today to reach Kanpur. I realised… Continue Reading →

NEP on Wheels: Day Three – Firozpur!

Day 3: Firozpur, Uttar Pradesh Day 3 of my journey brought me first to Firozpur, some 120 Kms ahead of Agra. I was lucky to run into Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Firozpur on arriving at Firozpur. SDM was kind enough to… Continue Reading →

NEP on Wheels: Day Two – Agra!

The second leg of my trip brought me 70kms further, to Agra. My first stop was an engineering college, where I talked to students and professors about education and the NEP. I was lucky to get hold of a bunch… Continue Reading →

Introducing NEP on Wheels: Day One-Mathura!

New Education Policy is being formed after 23 long years. India revised its education policy back in 1992. Now the not-so-new government has taken up Education Policy on their agenda and have started consultations across the country, both offline and… Continue Reading →

Teacher, Can I Please be a Dancer?

By Noopur Dina Take a minute and think about the time you were a kid and thought of your future self.  All of us, at one point, have had a visual of us as grown-ups, doing something, enjoying it and making… Continue Reading →

Per Pupil Expenditure in UP Govt Schools

By Professor Geeta Kingdon (UCL Institute of Education, University College London) and Professor Mohd Muzammil (Professor of Economics and Vice Chancellor, Agra University) This short note seeks to estimate the per pupil expenditure in government elementary schools in Uttar Pradesh using the government’s own expenditure… Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday: Nationalisation of Education (1972)

This piece was published in the August 1972 issue of ‘The Indian Libertarian.’ Today, there is much talk about over-regulation and the state stifling private initiative in education. Little seems to have changed, as similar concerns were being voiced back even in… Continue Reading →

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