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Autonomy –Will it lead to privatization of Education

March 28, 2018 - 8:47 pm in Education

Philosopher Immanuel Kant held that autonomy is at the root of human dignity and the source of all morality. In academics, autonomy with responsibility and accountability is essential for  good governance and financial well-being of institutions . Thus the…

 Rationalize school curriculum – Promote Creativity, critical thinking and character building

March 25, 2018 - 8:30 pm in Education

Recent decision of  MHRD government of India to invite suggestions to rationalize curriculum in order to create balance between cognitive and analytical…

Stephen Hawkings was no less than an “Enlightened Man – A Buddha”

March 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm in Education, Science

A wheelchair came on the dias, it was the biggest auditorium in Mumbai, and took the centre stage. We heard a mechanised voice speaking to us, it took…

150+ Citizens sign Solidarity Statement supporting TISS Students for Equality and Justice

February 27, 2018 - 7:22 pm in Education

SOLIDARITY STATEMENT​ We the undersigned activists, academicians, alumni, scholars, intellectuals, journalists, writers, teachers, lawyers, artists, filmmakers, students, researchers, professionals and other concerned citizens stand in solidarity with the…

Vallabhbhai Patel – A legacy appropriated and distorted | Neha Dabhade

February 17, 2018 - 11:19 am in Education

Historical figures are complex and shaped by the context they lived out of. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is no exception. Vallabhbhai Patel popularly known as the “indomitable iron man” of India is credited with unifying India when India was a cluster of numerous…

RTE – Policy Implementation and Policy Intervention | Abigail Shannon Kellogg

February 2, 2018 - 7:06 pm in Education

Why focus on them simultaneously? Through this article, I want to emphasize that civil society should focus on policy implementation and policy intervention simultaneously. There is a definite need to implement the law in its current state however flawed it…

Constitutional Literacy Through the Constitution Day | Akhilesh Edgar

December 12, 2017 - 11:56 am in Education

A unique initiative in Chhattisgarh to strengthen Secular, Socialist, Democratic, Republic of India Constitution Day also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India.…

Education in Bihar – Uttar Pradesh: Shocking or Illuminating?

October 14, 2017 - 11:21 am in Education

Some months back a boy in his early twenties entered into my academic office to give me photo-copy of a paper. He seemed to be a little bit frightened or maybe it was my optical illusion. After all, it was extremely cold in Allahabad and all had reasons to…

Vicious – lawless action of the UP police, on girl students, at Benaras Hindu University

September 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm in Education

The All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) condemns the vicious and lawless action of the Uttar Pradesh police force in lathi-charging peaceful women students of Benaras Hindu University (BHU) on the night of 23 September 2017. The girls’ hostel…

Institutional Murder of an Achiever #TamilNadu

September 7, 2017 - 12:25 pm in Education

AIFRTE is shocked and deeply saddened by yet another `suicide’ of a young Dalit student whose academic achievement could not allow her to overcome the patronage extended to the privileged classes and castes by India’s highly unequal system of education.…