- Gurcharan Das, Author and Trustee, CCS, published an article titled ‘Licence Permit Raj, Renewed: Industry Was Liberated in 1991, But Education’s Shackles Are Growing Heavier’ in The Times of India. Premised on the mass demonstration held at Ramlila Maidan on 7 April 2018 as part of our Save Education Campaign, the article sheds light on the ‘license-permit raj’ system currently pervading the country’s education, and the reasons behind the private schools’ protests
- The ‘Save Education’ mass demonstration at Ramlila Maidan received 80 media citations in prominent regional and national dailies including The Tribune, Dainik Jagran, and Indian Express and Mumbai Mirror.
- The NAAT Excellence Awards were acknowledged in 11 leading digital and print media, such as EduAdvice, Jagran and India Education Diary.
- Calling for a shift away from the input-centric norms that currently characterise the Indian education system to low-cost affordable education, Umesh Chaturvedi’s article, originally published in Azadi— CCS’ online hindi liberal publication— was syndicated in NavBharat Times on 10 April 2018.
- Emphasising on the urgent need for privatising conservation of India’s historical heritage, Rishika Yadav’s article ‘The Cursed Wonders of India’, originally published on Spontaneous Order— CCS’ official digital publication— was syndicated in Qrius on 29 April 2018.
- Luis Miranda, Chairman, CCS, published “Bank Privatisation is Not Necessarily A Solution”, a commentary on India’s rising dossier of lending scams, on Spontaneous Order, which was syndicated in Qrius on 7 April 2018.
- Vikas Jhunjhunwala, CEO and Founder, Sunshine Schools published an article titled "Key to Reforming Indian Education: Rescuing Government Policy-making and Regulatory Functions from Service Delivery” on Spontaneous Order, which was syndicated in Econity Nepal on 2 April 2018. The article elaborates on the need to separate the policy-making, regulatory and service delivery function of the Indian Education sector, keeping them at an arm's length from each other.
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Senior Associate, CCS Academy
Archit Puri is a public policy researcher, freelance writer, former social entrepreneur, psychology enthusiast and tired of labels. He slogs as a Senior Associate at CCS to fund his daily bread, and was previously associated with the Takshashila Institution, Bangalore.
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