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10 September 2014
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CCS DashboardNISA School Leaders Summit, 27 September 2014


HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET? We have an excellent line-up of speakers from the education space to discuss Advocacy for Budget Private Schools! Here’s who you can expect to meet at the 3rd Annual NISA School Leaders Summit:

Dilip Thakore, Editor of Bangalore-based Education World: The Human Development Magazine. Through the country's first business magazines, Business World and Business India, Dilip played an influential role in the liberalisation and deregulation of India's socialist economy.

Gurcharan Das, author, consultant and public intellectual. He writes regular columns for the Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar (and guest columns for The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Time and Newsweek). His international bestseller, India Unbound, has been published in many countries and languages.

Kulbhushan Sharma, President of the Federation of Private Schools in Haryana. He set up and runs a successful private middle school in Ambala, and has fought a number of battles to protect and promote private schools in the state He has previously served as Member of the General Council of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in Haryana, and Member of the Haryana School Review Committee.

For more information contact Rohan Joshi ( | +91-96501 27755).

CCS Dashboardìpolicy for Young Leaders & Model Youth Parliament, 27-28 September 2014

ipolicy MY ParliamentHow do we engage our college students in the policy making process? Do they have a platform to discuss public policy issues at a national level and suggest macro-solutions to resolve them? CCS has partnered with MY Parliament to host a two-day simulation of the Indian Parliament at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi. Participants from across India will come together and debate important legislations as ministers and MPs. Policies thus formed will be given to ministers, bureaucrats and think tanks. Apply NOW! Selected applicants will be eligible for the two-day ìpolicy course on 25-26 September, with registration fee waived.

For more information, contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868)

CCS Dashboardìpolicy for Development Leaders, 10-12 October 2014

ipolicy for dev leadersDo you work in the development sector? Have you ever wondered how you can leverage public policy to achieve long-term, sustainable change? What are the policy level problems that are translating into the social issues we are tackling today? APPLY NOW for a chance to deliberate on all these questions with leaders in the field of development and our renowned faculty!

For more information, contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868)

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat: 'Budget Private Schools: Expanding Access to Education?’, 17 September 2014, 7-8pm

TweetchatGiven a choice between quality education and quality infrastructure, what would you choose for your child? Is the RTE justified in shutting down schools that are not meeting infrastructural requirements, but are filling the lacuna in our education system?

Join us for #ccstalks, Wednesday 17 September 2014 from 7-8pm as we debate the issue. Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

17 September 2014, 7-8 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat:‘Budget Private Schools: Expanding Access to Education?'

18-21 September 2014 - ìpolicy for Journalists (Hindi), Jim Corbett

25-26 September 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, MY Parliament, New Delhi

29 September-01 October 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, LAMP Fellows, New Delhi

18-21 September 2014 - ìpolicy for Journalists (Hindi), Jim Corbett

27 September 2014 - 3rd Annual NISA School Leaders Summit, New Delhi

10-12 October 2014 - ìpolicy for Development Leaders, New Delhi

16-19 October 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Jammu University, Jammu

05-08 November 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, St Xavier's, Mumbai

04-06 December 2014 - Liberty Fund Colloquium

20 December 2014 - 6th Annual School Choice National Conference

09-10 January 2015 - 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal

27-29 January 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar

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Kumar Anand of CCS writes "Head Sir"

About NISA
National Independent Schools Alliance
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Viewpoint 13: RTE and Budget Private Schools: What would Gandhi think?
Viewpoint 13: RTE and Budget Private Schools: What would Gandhi think?

James Tooley's research is a journey into the history of Indian education, drawing comparisons between the shutting down of indigenous schools then, on Macaulay's recommendations, and the closure of budget private schools today under the RTE, for being “not good enough”. Download here.

Support our demand to assess all schools and accord recognition on the basis of learning outcomes! Sign the petition NOW.

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Sadaf Hussain  
M: +91 99531-33868  

Centre for Civil Society  
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New Delhi - 110 016, India  
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