Education

Why Learning Public Policy is Important for PR Professionals

“There’s a tremendous gap between public opinion and public policy” – Noam Chomsky Before delving into the importance of studying public policy, let’s first define it and understand how it functions. Policy making is essentially a set of laws, directives, and steps that governments decide upon and implement in an effort to benefit the community …

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What Does UGC’s Move for Greater Academia-Industry Engagement Mean for Women in STEM?

In what could be a policy change of the decade in the higher education space in India, the University Grant Commission (UGC) recently approved draft guidelines under which professionals like civil servants, engineers, lawyers, artists, and media persons with 15 years of experience might be able to teach at universities and colleges without a Ph.D. …

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Prime Minister’s Comprehensive Economic Package: Rehabilitation of Kashmiri Migrants

With the onset of militancy in Kashmir during 1989-1990, many Kashmiris had to migrate from Kashmir to safer places in Jammu and adjacent areas. According to the data from the Department of Relief and Rehabilitation Government of Jammu and Kashmir, 44,167 registered migrant families live in Jammu. Amongst them, 39868 are Kashmiri Pandit families, 2574 …

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Integrated Child Development Services: a largely unnoticed scheme that needs timely intervention

In another three years, India will commemorate the 50th Anniversary for one of its earliest flagship programmes, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The programme’s intention is to ensure Early Childhood Care and Development for Children between 0-6 years of age. Beyond this, the programme also caters to the needs of pregnant and lactating mothers by …

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The Pandemic Unveils the Politics of Expertise

The pandemic COVID-19 unleashed a global crisis that pressed for expertise more than ever before.  Virologists, epidemiologists, and other health scientists were hunted all across the nations to reframe health policies to cater to the requirements of the pandemic.  And, their formulations to contain the coronavirus remained unchallenged.  The epistemic authority of experts justified restrictive …

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The Importance of Inculcating an Entrepreneurial Mindset Among the Youth

The Indian economy has witnessed the brink of transition through the process of economic liberalisation undertaken in 1991 which shifted the focus from government owned entities to private players, while attracting foreign investment and decreasing inflation rates through open market competition. Despite such elaborate mechanisms, the effect of rise in GDP could only be observed …

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Completing 75 Years of Independence: what does the future hold for India

As we will be celebrating our 75th year of Independence (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav), it seems fit to take a look back and assess our journey until now, the hits and misses and the way forward. The Indian democratic experiment, from its hard-fought struggle for independence to eventually an independent republic in 1947 and over …

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