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02 December 2015
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CCS DashboardSchool Choice National Conference, 19 December 2015

SCNC 2015

New Education Policy: Keep Students First! Join us at our flagship School Choice National Conference on 19 December! SCNC will bring together educationists, policy experts, activists, edupreneurs and policy makers to discuss various dimensions of education policy in India. Register here and contact Amit Chandra ( | +91-98997 75911) for more information.

Date: 19 December 2015
Venue: Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

“The School Choice Conference is getting bigger every year and over time, it has become the reference point for education reforms.”

-- Shekhar Shah,
Director-General, NCAER

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Are we afraid of dissent?’, 9 December 2015, 4-5pm

TweetChatAamir Khan recently expressed his concerns over growing intolerance in India, and how his wife had suggested that they move out of the country for their security. Since then, there have been opinions from all ends pouring in - accusing Aamir Khan of being anti-national, calling it 'trendy' to criticise the government; others insisting that he is free to speak his mind. Both however, point to a fear of dissent. For public discourse to be fruitful, it needs to be guided by a willingness to engage and a modicum of restraint. Read a great blog by Ujwal on this issue here, and join the discussion next week! Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS DashboardThink Tank Start Up Training, 15 - 18 February 2016

TTSTUT 2016LAST WEEK to apply for the Think Tank Start Up Training, a unique learning program developed in partnership with the Atlas Network that will provide you an understanding of existing think-tank models from around the world, a strategic approach to your work, and new friends and mentors from all over the world! Application form accessible here. For more information, contact the Atlas Leadership Academy.

CCS DashboardAsia Liberty Forum, 18-20 February 2016

Asia Liberty Forum 2016Join the leaders of the liberty movement in Asia at our 3rd annual Asia Liberty Forum in Malaysia! Discuss challenges facing the region and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. You can also apply here for the Atlas Regional Liberty Awards, which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners. To register for Asia Liberty Forum click here.

CCS DashboardBreaking the link between poverty and educational failure, Education Development Trust, 9 December 2015

In an increasingly urbanised and inequitable world the challenges of improving education in cities is a pressing and critical concern. The good news is that cities around the world have risen to this challenge with successful education reform programmes which have radically improved the life-chances of disadvantaged children.

At this event Dr Steve Munby, of Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust), will present the results of research showing how cities around the world have transformed their education systems.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on how the findings of the research could be translated into effective reform programmes for Indian cities. The panel will include: Dr. Steve Munby, Chief Executive, Education Development Trust, Colin Bangay, Senior Education Adviser, DFID India, Bikkrama Daulet Singh, Associate Director, Central Square Foundation, Amit Kaushik, Practice Head – Education & Skills Development, IPE Global.  Please register yourself on the link here and also feel free to register one more interested person from your organisation by 4 December 2015.

Venue: British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi
Time: 3pm

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

04-06 December 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, TFI, Ahmedabad

09 December 2015, 4-5 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat on ‘Are we afraid of dissent?’

19 December 2015 - School Choice National Conference, New Delhi

15-18 February 2016 - Think Tank Start Up Training, Kualalumpur, Malaysia

18-20 February 2016 - Asia Liberty Forum, Kualalumpur, Malaysia

Spontaneous Order
Ujwal Batra of CCS writes Why are We Afraid of Aamir Khan?!

Education 2025: Student First!- A shared vision for India
Education 2025: Student First!- A shared vision for India
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Liberty & Society Series 8: Education in India: Voice, Choice & Incentives

Liberty & Society Series 8: Education in India: Voice, Choice & IncentivesWho has what degree of voice and choice in our current education system? Independent learning achievement surveys such as the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014 or Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that learning outcomes are very low in India, especially when compared with global standards. This monograph takes a close look at the system and concludes that it is breathing heavy in a distorted environment where the consumers—the children and parents—have a weak voice and the producers—teachers, governments and schools—have a strong voice, and none of the stakeholders involved in the system seem to have the right incentive to engage with one another. Download here.

For more information contact  
Sadaf Hussain  
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Centre for Civil Society  
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