Constraints of digital literacy in rural India: Only 21.3% of students have access to computers

  By Prateek Aggarwal* The current age of technological revolution is being led by digital technology (mostly computers) that change the way we work, communicate, navigate social relationships, spend our leisure time, and much more. An inherent part of this revolution is automation—the execution by a machine agent which was previously carried out by a … Continue reading Constraints of digital literacy in rural India: Only 21.3% of students have access to computers

IIM campuses make conscious attempt to ensure gender diversity. Why not for caste diversity?

Well-known academic, social and political activist Sandeep Pandey was recently in Ahmedabad as a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A), taking a course in Transformational Social Movements, which he has been doing every year. In a recent commentary, Pandey, along with  Anurag Bhaskar, another academic, presently teaching a seminar course on Law, Politics … Continue reading IIM campuses make conscious attempt to ensure gender diversity. Why not for caste diversity?

Official data paucity: Assessing public education system impossible without independent NGO surveys

Excerpts from section on primary and secondary education, forming part of the chapter “The Indian education system”, in the policy brief titled “Demographic Dividend or Demographic Burden? India’s Education Challenge” by Christophe Jaffrelot and Sanskruthi Kalyankar, published by Institut Montaigne, an independent think tank based in France: One of the key indicators that the government of … Continue reading Official data paucity: Assessing public education system impossible without independent NGO surveys

Higher education: Online entrance, digital admission add new layers of hurdle for marginalized students

By Aarti Mangal Watching movie “Super 30” not only evoked emotions while one watched subtle layers of discrimination being exposed but also it unveiled the processes through which power structures are maintained through education. It is unfortunate that the education system especially higher education in our country is such that it excludes those who belong … Continue reading Higher education: Online entrance, digital admission add new layers of hurdle for marginalized students

Right to Education Act has not been up to the mark compared to the promises which it held

By Sankalp Agarwal* Education is often used as a parameter to measure the development of a country. It is the fundamental right of every human that makes them empowered, assists in growth and enables better decision making for them individually as well as for the nation as a whole. However, these benefits presume the existence … Continue reading Right to Education Act has not been up to the mark compared to the promises which it held

Draft NEP: Slogan of vocationalisation being raised to divert attention from unemployment problem

Suggestions/amendments sent by the All India Save Education Committee (AISEC), in its on the recently-released Draft National Policy on Education (NEP) sent to Union minister for human resource development Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank': The all-India meet organised by the All-India Save Education Committee (AISEC) at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, on July 28, 2019, in which representatives … Continue reading Draft NEP: Slogan of vocationalisation being raised to divert attention from unemployment problem

Indian schools do not provide enough exposure to children from Under-Represented Groups

By Giri Shankar K* With the increasing pace of technological advances and globalisation rapidly taking over, India is all set to become the next hub for economic growth. Adding to this is a young population with an average age of 29 years, which puts India at an advantage. But is India's human capital prepared to … Continue reading Indian schools do not provide enough exposure to children from Under-Represented Groups