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EduDoc 2016: International short film competition

Event Date: 03 Dec 2016; Time: TBD
Venue: The Theatre, India Habitat Centre

 International short film competition

Submission Deadline: 30th Oct 2016

EduDoc: Stories of Education is an International Short Film Competition by Centre for Civil Society (CCS) where we want to put Challenges, innovations and celebrations in the spotlight.

THEME:  “Education: Challenges, Innovations, Celebrations”


  • To identify and document social, political, cultural and regulatory challenges of education system through audio-visual medium 
  • To highlight various solutions devised by individuals, groups, communities, organizations, governments etc
  • To celebrate Eduprenuership

Eligibility: The competition is open to all individuals, groups, organizations, professionals from across the world without any language or geographic restrictions.

Please Note: If the film is in languages other than English, it is requested to provide the entries with English subtitles.

Entry Fee: Entry in the competition is free for all; and multiple submissions are also accepted, given individual submission form is sent for each entry.


  • Best Film: USD 350/ INR 25,000
  • Second Best Film: USD 200/ INR 15,000
  • Third Best Film: USD 150/ INR 10,000

Top 5 films will be screened during the 8th School Choice National Conference on 3rd December 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.


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8th School Choice National Conference

Event Date: 03 Dec 2016; Time: 09:30AM-06:00PM
Venue: The Theatre, India Habitat Centre

THEME: New Education Policy and Budget Private Schools

Registration deadline: 27th November 2016


  1. Bring together educationists, planners, policy experts, activists and government officials to discuss and debate various dimensions of education policy for Budget Private Schools in India.
  2. Showcase cost effective innovative models that foster an enabling education ecosystem.

The 2016 edition of conference will have 3 thematic sessions:

  1. Regulatory Challenges: The session aims to highlight regulatory system within which Budget Private Schools exist, identify areas of conflict and suggest for a regulatory system to match its eco-system.
  2. Research Evidence: The session aims to bring evidence on quality of learning and cost effectiveness in Budget Private Schools. It also aims to identify various aspects of Budget Private Schools which lacks credible evidence.
  3. Innovation in Classroom: This session aims to highlight innovation and development with regard to teacher training, leadership building, classroom management and integration of technology etc.

Registration Open: Apply Now

Registration Fee

  • NGO Leaders / Research Scholars / School Principals: INR 1000/-
  • Students: INR 750/-
  • Others: INR 1500/-

For details contact Nitesh ( | +91-88003 44700 | +91-11-2653 7456)

EduDoc 2016 Painting Competition

Event Date: 03 Dec 2016; Time: TBD
Venue: The Theatre, India Habitat Centre

EduDoc 2016 Painign Competiton

Submission Deadline: 20th November 2016

EduDoc painting competition by Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is an initiative to highlight the children's vision of their dream schools. The students are important stakeholder in the education system and by this competition the idea is to bring their vision for schools in the spotlight.

THEME:  “My Dream School”

Eligibility: The competition is open to all students and schools of classes 6-9 from across the country.

Please Note:

  • Do write in your name and contact details on the back side of the painting.
  • All the submissions must be in A3 size chart/paper.
  • You can submit your paintings/ drawings or sketches.

Entry Fee: Entry in the competition is free for all; and multiple submissions are also accepted, given individual submission form is sent for each entry.


  • Best Painting: INR 5,000
  • Second Best Painting: INR 3,000
  • Third Best Painting: INR 2,000

Top paintings will be exhibited during the 8th School Choice National Conference on 3rd December 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

To send in your entries contact Nitesh: | +91-88003 44700 | +91-11-2653 7456

You can also send in your entries at: 

EduDoc Painting competition,
Centre for Civil Society,
A-69, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi-110 016

ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Mumbai, Nov 2016

Event Date: 25 Nov To 27 Nov 2016; Time: 9:30am-6:00pm
Venue: Churchgate, Mumbai

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.


  • To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.
  • To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.
  • To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.
  • To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is open to all students, recent graduates as well as post graduates. Participants will be selected based on their application merit.

Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.

Course Fee: The ìpolicy fee is Rs 3000, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program. The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later. The participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis.

Application Deadline: 13 November 2016

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Conference and Book Launch: Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future

Event Date: 20 Nov 2016; Time: 10 am - 8 pm
Venue: The Claridges, New Delhi
Liberalism in India

SV Raju was one of India’s liberal giants, and his passing last year was a huge loss for the liberty movement in India. To honour his memory, and celebrate his commitment to creating a freer India, Centre for Civil Society, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, have compiled a set of original papers from key liberal voices in India, on the past, present and future of Indian Liberalism. The papers have been published in the form of a Festschrift, on the theme Liberalism in India—highlighting the evolution of the ideas in our country, an analysis of the current context and the way forward.

We are hosting a day-long conference where authors will share their research papers, followed by an evening dinner launch of the publication. Contributing authors for this volume are Atanu Dey, Laveesh Bhandari, Barun Mitra, Surjit Bhalla, J P Narayan, Jaithirth Rao, Nirvikar Singh, R Jagannathan, Ashok Desai, Nitin Pai, Parth J Shah, Gurcharan Das, Hindol Sengupta, Seetha Parthasarathy and Lord Alderdice.

Attendance at the conference is by invitation only.

Click here for the schedule and program flow. For more information click here or contact Manasi Bose ( | +91 9810772964).