Education

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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Gender Based Dimensions of Education

The phenomenon of Gender encompasses a socially constructed category (as against natural and biological differentiation on the lines of ‘sex’) that assigns specific characteristics, socially  acceptable attributes and norms, behavior, and practices, as well as the allocation of resources and responsibilities to both men and women, thereby highlighting the need for a thorough examination of …

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Regulatory Issues in the School Accreditation and Standard Setting Mechanism Under the National Education Policy 2020

This essay attempts to analyse the major regulatory concerns arising from the newly proposed systems for school accreditation and standard setting under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The highlighting of these concerns shall be complemented by policy proposals to address them. Before beginning the analytical section of the essay, it is necessary to clarify …

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