Spontaneous Order

Exploring the Power of Ideas...



School closures in India: A real policy challenge

Rohan Joshi, Divya Aggarwal: Centre for Civil Society Closure of private unaided schools continues to attract attention of researchers and educators in India after nearly 6 years of introduction of RTE, 2009. Centre for Civil Society (CCS) and National Independent Schools… Continue Reading →

The important thing is not to stop questioning

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough… Continue Reading →

Lack of paradigm shift undermines New Education Policy

The TSR Subramaniam Committee’s report on National Policy on Education, 2016 was leaked to the media last week. The 230-page report is a detailed account of the various aspects of education in India and recommendations to make them more effective… Continue Reading →

APF Study on School Closure: Questionable Quality & Reckless Claims

After all those readings and discussions, we came to the inescapable conclusion: the quality of the APF study is alarmingly poor.

Ideology Masquerading as Research

Rohit Dhankar’s article ‘A lesson in hidden agendas’ in the Hindu is a case study in ideology masquerading as research.  He starts by saying: “Public Education System (PES) and the Right to Education (RTE) do have problems, and they need… Continue Reading →

Budget 2016: Enhanced focus on Higher and Skills Education Welcome!

Union Budget 2016-17 has clearly come out with greater focus on quality of higher education in the country. Handful of new schemes, both for Higher Education and Skill Development, testify government’s commitment towards leveraging the demographic dividend of this country…. Continue Reading →

Who ‘Creates’ History?

A nation is shaped by a certain narrative—how it came to be what it is today, what values and beliefs its people hold and cherish, and how it is portrayed. Education has a vital role in shaping this narrative and… Continue Reading →

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 →

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