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eColloquium on Capitalism, Poverty and Inequality test

Event Date: 03 Sep To 08 Sep 2020; Time: 10 PM
Venue: CCS Campus

English Bolo - Empowering Children with Spoken English Skills

Event Date: 31 Jul 2020; Time: 10:30 AM to 6 PM
Venue: Online

About the Project:

English Bolo is a Spoken English Project, that focuses on children studying in Low Cost Private schools and Government schools across India.

Scope of this project

  1. Provide free access to premium mobile applications that use gamified lessons, and practice games to develop Spoken English skills
  2. Content of the Apps is designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  3. Children who complete 125 Modules on the Application will advance 1 level on CEFR scale. All children who complete at least 1 CEFR level will receive a Certificate
  4. Through the app the kids not only gain confidence in conversing in english, but are also provided with a European standard certification (CEFR). The schools and teachers that participate in the project will receive many rewards, incentives and recognition throughout the course of this project.

For schools that are interested in participating in this project can fill this form and then download this excel and send us the filled excel file on eb@ccs.in or Whatsapp Us

Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on the U.S. and Global Economic Development

Event Date: 18 Jul 2020; Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Venue: ZOOM & YouTube live

Fake News Conference

Centre for Civil Society and Azadi are pleased to invite you for the Book Launch of the Hindi Edition of "Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on the U.S. and Global Economic Development" followed by an online panel discussion.

Background:

The developmental paradigm in India continues to bear the historic burden of colonial rule, and subsequently, decades of 'modernisation' steered by global aid regimes. There remains an enduring romance with paternalistic and welfarist developmental frameworks, with only marginal voices that have now begun to reclaim local, community-led solutions that re-centre individual freedom and agency in furthering prosperity.

About the Book:

The book “Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on the U.S. and Global Economic” focuses on case studies about efforts made by many countries’ to overcome similar challenges, tweaking policies and upholding the basic principle of economic and individual freedom. We believe that the translation of the book will bring forth new learning and insights for many Hindi-speaking policymakers and influencers. It will provide them with in-depth analysis and an alternative way of thinking about policy change, the role of markets and civil society in the development process.

About the Event:

We hope that through the panel discussion and the book launch, our readers take away a critical lesson: the possibility and necessity for local organisations to steer social change through policy reforms that advance individual freedom and opportunity to create prosperity. It can provide opinion leaders, policy-makers and influencers insights into the role of civil society in steering developmental reforms, global best practices and success stories that can resonate in the Indian context - and hopefully, foster greater support for and recognition of local think tanks and organisations working to expand freedom and inclusive markets to lift people out of poverty through dignity and opportunity.

Date: 18th July 2020
Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Platform: ZOOM & YouTube live

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Liberalism in India

Event Date: 26 Jan To 28 Feb 2020; Time: 10:00AM to 06:00PM
Venue: Online

MOOC on Liberalism in India: Battle of Ideologies, is an attempt by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) and The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) to give you an understanding of liberal values in a structured manner..

This is the first attempt of its kind and includes perspectives on different aspects of liberal values such as social, political, cultural and economic.

This course will provide you will;

  • A systematic and deeper understanding of the fundamentals of liberal values;
  • Understanding of philosophical foundations that shape ideologies which reflects the course of political action;
  • Ability to apply liberal values in different aspects of life such as personal, social, economic, and political etc;
  • Ability to rationalize, synthesize and articulate ideas and actions from a liberal perspective;
  • Understanding the role of a state and rights of citizens from a liberal perspective;
  • Understanding of foundations, evolution, and future of liberalism in India;
  • Ability to understand the impact of controlled/liberalized economy with reference to nationalization, license permit quota system, and collective farming;
  • Identifying visible changes in Indian cinema and sports with a change in economic management; and
  • Understanding policy ecosystem impacting life and livelihood of citizens.

The course is divided into five comprehensive modules each with its own assessments. The overall engagement duration is roughly 25-30 hours which can be self-paced over the duration of the course.

Admissions open on 28 February 2021

*Only Limited seats are available*

Course Outline


MODULE 1: FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERAL VALUES IN INDIA

  1. Liberal values in Indian society
  2. Religious, cultural and social foundation of liberalism
  3. Hinduism as a liberal framework
  4. The idea of a liberal state in Indian society
  5. Role of philosophical foundations in shaping ideologies

MODULE 2: LIBERTY AND INDIAN SOCIETY

  1. Individual freedom and caste
  2. Gender justice and sexuality
  3. Freedom of speech and media
  4. Liberal ideas and Indian cinema
  5. Liberalism in sports and its impact

MODULE 3: LIBERAL VALUES IN INDEPENDENT INDIA

  1. Liberal values and the constitution of India
  2. Socialism vs constitutionalism
  3. Politics, elections and liberal values
  4. India's administrative system
  5. 'Swatantra Part' and its role in Indian politics
  6. Emergency and the key lessons derived

MODULE 4: ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION IN INDIA

  1. Central planning and its relevance
  2. Economic freedom and morality of the market
  3. Policy framework and its implication on livelihood
  4. Liberalism and the informal economy
  5. Economic reform and changes in Indian cinema

MODULE 5: FUTURE OF LIBERALISM IN INDIA

  1. Scope for liberal practice in politics
  2. Ways to expansion democracy
  3. Equality and liberty in changing Indian society
  4. Qualitative and quantitative changes in sports
  5. Radical liberal ideas for revolutionizing change

Registration

Admissions open on 26 January 2021

Please click on the link below and follow the instructions. Your seat would be reserved once you register and make the payment

Enrollment Deadline: 28 February 2021

Course fee: ₹1,499/-

For any queries, please feel free to reach us at sourya@ccs.in


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 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Education Policy

Event Date: 16 Dec To 29 Jan 2020; Time: 10:00am - 06:00pm
Venue: Online

MOOC on Education Policy

About the Program

CCS' Massive Open Online Course on Education Policy is a course that aims to train and skill young professionals and students in research methods and the philosophical, economic, and political aspects of education policy. This course will provide a solid foundation in the theories that have influenced policy decisions over the decades and steps in the process of policy formulation, knowledge and skills necessary to analyze education policies and suggest reforms on the basis of successful pilot studies from across the world and emerging trends in the sector.

The course is divided into 4 comprehensive modules, keeping in mind the 4 week engagement offered. It also has a 1.5 hour e-assessment towards the end. The overall engagement duration is roughly 16-20 hours.

Event Date: 16 December 2019 To 29 January 2020

Course Timeline:

16/12/2019 - Admissions Open
31/12/2019 - Early bird deadline (10% off on course fee)
29/01/2019 - Last date to register for the course

Program Highlights:

  • Offered entirely on a digital learning platform to reach professionals and students in the farthest ends of the country
  • Comprises of 4 modules with 20 topics covered through video lectures, animations, quizzes, simulation building etc.
  • Discussion forum and technical query resolution forum
  • Eminent board of mentors and experienced faculty team

*Due to monitored enrollment and subjective test evaluation, the candidates will be selected on a First Come First Serve Basis. Limited seats available.

Avail special 20% scholarship

Use coupon code: CCSEDMOOCSPL20 during check out

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Course Outline

 

Module 1: Unpacking 'Education'

  • Distinction between Knowledge, Education, Schooling and Learning
  • Philosophy of Education: Key thinkers and Ideas
  • Diversity and Equity in Education
  • State, Civil Society, and Education: Gandhi, Tagore, Radhakrishnan, Krishnamurthy
  • Emergence of Curriculum: The National Curriculum Framework and SSA
  • Government in Education
 

Module 2: Economics of Education

  • The Landscape of Education in India
  • Demand, Supply, Exchange - How Markets Work in Education
  • Defining Schools: Public and Private Alternatives in India
  • Structure of School Financing in India
  • The Cost of Universal Schooling in India
 

Module 3: Regulatory Framework for Education in India

  • Analysis of Educational Administration in India
  • Reading Data in Education: Key Sources
  • Evolution of Education Policy in India
  • Understanding RTE
  • Advancing Social Justice
 

Module 4: Catalyzing Quality Education Delivery - Solving Puzzles in Education

  • Re-envisioning the Learning Space
  • Technology in Education
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Reforms in Education

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Testimonials

The online course conducted by CCS on the Education Policy of India helped me understand the current education situation in India. Previously, I had a very constricted view of the education sector but after completing the course and the externship, I feel there are several shortcomings in the education sector that needs to be addressed. This course helped me understand the importance and the role of Education in the development of a country and its citizens. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

This course has helped me to inculcate the theory and practice of community based research along with community partners which would not have been possible in a classroom setting alone.
It has also given me an idea and knowledge about financing and partnerships, with emphasis on local collaboration in the education sector.
This course has motivated me to think about the critical gaps  in the education space.
Further, it has also helped me to learn the strategies of consultation and collaboration to deal with various stakeholders and government agencies.

The course that we did on Education Policy was really helpful. I gathered a lot of useful information. This course wouldnt have possible it CCS wouldnt have been there.
I have learned so much from the course and I look forward to learning more. Thank you for being a remarkable teacher.
Thanks to CCS

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Faculty

Dr. Parth J. Shah

Dr. Parth J Shah is the President of Centre for Civil Society (CCS), a public policy think tank advancing personal, economic and political freedoms. In a latest survey, CCS was ranked the number 1 think tank in India and 81 globally.

Dr. Shah's research and advocacy work focus on the themes of economic freedom, choice and competition in education, property rights approach for the environment, and good governance.

Avani Kapur

Avani is a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Initiative and the Director of Accountability Initiative - a research group at CPR focusing on governance, state capacity and implementation of key social sector programmes. The focus of her work has been in building evidence for policy advocacy to strengthen transparency and accountability in public financial management for service delivery and ensure greater citizen engagement in governance systems. At AI, she has also been anchoring the publication of the annual budget brief series and implementation of fund tracking surveys on key social sector schemes including education, health, sanitation, nutrition. She is a Tech4Good Fellow and an Alumna of the London School of Economics and Smith College, Massachusetts.

Amit Kaushik

Amit Kaushik was a civil servant for 20 years, joining the Indian Railway Accounts Service in 1987. During his time in the service, he held a variety of challenging assignments, including as Director in the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, where he was associated with the implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), as well as the drafting of the Right to Education Act. He has consulted widely, with multilateral agencies like UNESCO and UNICEF, and has extensive experience of educational planning in India and other developing countries.

Since leaving government, he has worked with organisations like SRF, the NGO Pratham, Educomp Schools and IPE Global. He is currently the CEO at the Australian Council for Educational Research (India).

Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

Prof. Kingdon holds the Chair of 'Education Economics and International Development' at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. She has worked for 10 years as faculty at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford. Her research is based mostly on statistical analysis of education datasets. Based on this research, she advises governments and donor agencies such as the World Bank, European Union (EU) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) on their education-related aid to developing countries.

She has frequently been a member of the Union Human Resource Development Ministry's 'Joint Review Missions' of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and of the Secondary education programme (the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan), a member of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad), and also serves on the Government of UP's Advisory Committee on Basic Education.

In 2013, Professor Kingdon was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Kingston University London for "her outstanding contributions to education and development".

Gurcharan Das

An Indian author, commentator and public intellectual. Gurcharan Das graduated with honours from Harvard University in Philosophy. He later attended Harvard Business School (AMP), where he is featured in three case studies. He was CEO of Procter & Gamble India and later managing director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning). In 1995, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He writes periodic pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek.

Sridhar Rajagopalan

Sridhar Rajagopalan is a co-founder of Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. (EI), a company that has helped change the way student learning outcomes are seen in India. EI offers ASSET, India's leading private school assessment and Mindspark, a personalised learning program that has featured as a Harvard Business Study case. Sridhar has been a member of various central and state government committees related to education including the committee for devising model rules for the Right to Education Act in Gujarat. He is currently based in the US and heads EI's US subsidiary.

Vimala Ramachandran

Vimala Ramachandran, has been working on elementary education, girls' education and women's empowerment. She conceptualized and launched Mahila Samakhya, a women's education program of Government of India program based in the Department of Education, MHRD. She was the Managing Trustee of HealthWatch – a network of researchers and activists engaged with women's health.

She established Educational Resource Unit in 1998 as a network of researchers and practitioners working on education and empowerment.

She has published extensively on education policy and practice, gender issues and women's empowerment.

Yamini Aiyar

Yamini Aiyar is the President and Chief Executive of CPR. Her research interests are in the field of social policy and development. In 2008, Yamini founded the Accountability Initiative at CPR. Under her leadership, the Accountability Initiative has produced significant research in the areas of governance, state capacity and social policy.

Yamini's own research on social accountability, elementary education, decentralisation and administrative reforms has received both academic and popular recognition.

Aiyar is an Alumna of the London School of Economics, St. Edmund's college Cambridge University, and St Stephen's College, Delhi University.

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