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19 November 2018
People. Policy. Perspectives.

School Choice National Conference 2018 - Registrations Open

School Choice National Conference (SCNC), started in 2009, is the flagship education conference hosted by Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in New Delhi each year. SCNC, now in its 10th year, will delve into modalities of education that challenge conventional models of state prescribed learning under its overarching theme of ‘Alternative Education: Philosophy, Practice & Policy’. The critics of the 'factory-model' of schooling argue that conventional models construct hierarchical student-teacher relationships, denigrate the learner's autonomy, focus on mimesis and rote-learning, standardise learning materials, and delegitimize distinct learning abilities of children.

Through the day-long academic conference, we aim to appraise unconventional ideas and experiments in education in the context of a country in rapid transition. As learning outcomes attained in traditional models of schooling continue to falter, the uncritical adoption of standardised curriculum, uniform pedagogy, passive teaching-learning styles and high-stakes examinations is under scrutiny. The Conference aims to share learnings and start a dialogue on the successes, challenges, scope and scale of existing alternative education in India while discussing a parallel policy framework for alternative education in India.

Are you a researcher or a student willing to hear perspectives of education experts and to explore the involvement of civil society in creating and shaping opinions that govern the thriving model of alternative education in the country?

Date:  14 December 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Venue: Silver Oaks Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


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Launch of the Repeal of Laws Compendiums

Centre of Civil Society (CCS) initiated the 'Repeal of 100 Laws' Project in 2014 with the aim to identify laws that could be repealed on account of three reasons- Redundancy, obsolescence in the face of new laws and hindrance to development, governance and freedom.

On 26th November, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) will launch its 4th annual Repeal of Laws Compendium which will encapsulate archaic and redundant laws from five states. The launch of the Repeal of Laws compendiums will take place at the Constitution Club of India on the 26th of November, which will be observed at the 'Appeal for Repeal of Laws Day 2018’.

Date:  26 November 2018
Time: 3:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Venue: Constitution Club of India, New Delhi


Baithak coming to your city- Mumbai!


CCS and FNF have invited Raghavan Jagannathan to participate and moderate the forthcoming Baithak: Conversations in Policy in Mumbai.

Raghavan is an Indian journalist who serves as the editorial director of Swarajya. His prior roles include editorial head of publications such as, Forbes India, Financial Express, Business Today. The discussion will be centered around the current job crisis in India, drawing upon his recent book.

Date:  24 November 2018
Time: 4 - 6 PM
Venue: 169, HT Parekh Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai




'ìpolicy for Young Leaders', Centre for Civil Society's signature course on public policy, is introducing its three-day intensive course in Mumbai. The certificate course aims to enable participants to explore the public policy landscape in India, as well as equip them with the necessary tools to examine the effectiveness of government policies and regulations.

The candidates will be provided with a certificate at the end of the program and also be granted access our vast alumni/academic network. The course is open to all college students and young professionals.

The application process for the course is highly selective and only the 40 best applications would be chosen for each program.

ìpolicy Dates Cities Application Deadline  
30 Nov - 2 Dec 2018


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Upcoming Events

30 Nov - 2 Dec 2018
ipolicy for Young Leaders

24 November 2018
Baithak- Conversations
in Policy,

26 November 2018
Launch of the
Repeal of Laws Compendiums

14 December 2018
School Choice National Conference 2018,

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Edudoc: Stories of Education Juniper, India Habitat Center,

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