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 Data on School Closures due to RTE Act (as of May 2016)

The data presented here is collected between March, 2014 and May, 2016 through three key sources – a) Literature review of News Reports of credible regional and national English newspapers, b) Analysis of State and Central Government reports on school closures or actual closure notices and c) Review of litigation on the issue

In India, reforms in regulation of private schools have been argued on the basis of universalizing access to education while recognizing the increasing role of private in enabling that access, particularly for the poor.

A Brief by Centre for Civil Society | January 2016

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.

This paper presents case studies of two tribal villages - Mendha Lekha and Jamguda - successfully running forest-based bamboo businesses under the community forest rights provisions of Forest Rights Act (2006).

With an aim to skill over 500 million Indians by 2022, #SkillIndia is avery ambitious project. What is the role of government in skilling the youth? Howdo we ensure that there is a match between the skills youth need, the demandsof the market, and the skill training being provided?

What are the core reasons for issues that exist in our school education system? Is it infrastructure? If it is infrastructure, why did we not see improvements in learning outcomes though the status of infrastructure has improved? Is it lack of motivated people?

Lok Sabha TV made a special program on school admission in light of the decision by Delhi State Government to scrap management quota. The program was aired on 16 January 2016. The program documents the school admission process and the challenges therein.

The proponents of Free Basics say that it is a step to extend connectivity to the poor. Equally strong arguments from the opposing side say that it is a corporate ploy to compartmentalise the internet. Should we support Free Basics, and is it a step in the right direction?