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18 May 2016
Fortnightly update of events at Centre for Civil Society

What's your License Raj story?

CCS Fellowship - India Before 1991

Remember when your parents mentioned how things were "back in their times"? #IndiaBefore91 aims to collect narratives of personal experiences before 1991. Send in stories, photos, archives, videos of how was life under the License Raj era.

To SUBMIT your story click here

Know who is an EDUPRENEUR?

EduDoc: Stories of Edupreneurs | International short film making competition.EduDoc: Stories of Edupreneurs | International short film making competition.

Submission Deadline: 30 JUNE 2016

Be the part of one of the most unique ways to celebrate Education Entrepreneurs!

For more information feel free to write to us at

#ccstalks TweetChat
HAS the term 'no detention' been misunderstood?

25 May 2016, 4-5pm

'No detention' policy under Right to Education Act (RTE) requires promoting a child without ensuring learning outcomes and raises concerns of dropout rates, demoralization of the students etc. Now the question arises: Are only zero-sum outcomes of detaining and compelling a child to repeat the grade or promoting the child without attaining requisite learning the only options? Does this call for a pedagogical transformation? Is early remedial intervention within a system of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) a
feasible alternative?

Join us for #ccstalks tweetchat
on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 from 4 - 5 pm to share your insights!
Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks.

We look forward to speaking with you!
For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (

What problems did you face while doing your business?

ipolicy for development leaders

SHARE your business story with us on our crowd sourcing platform

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For more information check our website.

Join the Complete Entrepreneurship Course now LIVE!

Modules 3-8 of FEE's new Economics of Entrepreneurship online course are now LIVE!

To participate in the beta review! Create your personal user account, take the pre-course survey, and start reviewing the platform.


To access course click here

Upcoming Events

25 May 2016
Has the term 'no detention' been misunderstood?

27 MAY-29 MAY 2016

4 June-25 July 2016
Researching Reality Internship 2016

18 August 2016
Colloquium on Minimum Government, Maximum Governance: Ideas to Implementation
Delhi NCR

Captain America:
Avenger of Choice

by Sadaf Hussain

Policy challenges faced by Budget Private Schools
- New Delhi

EduDoc 2015: Sylvester Bhaiya

RTE Effectiveness Index 2.0

In 2015-16 we developed a research prototype RTE Effectiveness Index to compare compliance of states on RTE norms with learning outcomes as reflected in 2 large scale assessments, ASER and NAS. We found out that there was a neutral to negative correlation between infrastructure norms and learning outcomes.

This year, we aim to look at updated data to run the similar analysis as we did last year. We will be additionally looking into NSSO 2014 data to identify a correlation between household expenditure, enrolments and learning outcomes across states. We aim to publish the index by end of July, 2016.

For queries / ideas / comments please contact