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ìpolicy for Young Leaders (May 2016)

Event Date: 27 May To 29 May 2016; Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: CCS office, New Delhi

ipolicy for Young Leaders

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • 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, undergraduates, 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: Rs 3,000 (food and program materials for the entire duration of the program only). 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: 15 May 2016

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#ccstalks TweetChat: Has the term 'no detention' been misunderstood?

Event Date: 25 May 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Is Price Surge Justified?

'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 on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).

#ccstalks TweetChat: Should we BAN the BAN?

Event Date: 11 May 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Is Price Surge Justified?

Recently, India has been witnessing a vulture of ban. Starting from banning of books, documentaries, to movies, and now …the liquor ban in Kerala and Bihar. This brings the larger debate, do bans actually work? Is banning liquor in Kerala and Bihar a necessary decision? Or a throwback to the prohibition of 1970s USA which effectively brought in the culture of bootleggers?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).

#ccstalks TweetChat: Is Price Surge Justified?

Event Date: 27 Apr 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Is Price Surge Justified?

Recently Delhi government ordered OLA & UBER to stop #PriceSurge. So now the questions arise that: Should the government interfere in market based solution to meet the supply demand gap? Won't intervention in PRICE SURGE lead to fewer cabs and MORE Private vehicles on Delhi roads?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).

#ccstalks TweetChat: Is Odd Even policy comeback: Problem or Solution?

Event Date: 13 Apr 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Is Odd Even policy comeback: Problem or Solution?

With odd-even policy set to comeback from 15th April, the question of it being useful for tackling the issue of pollution in Delhi arises again.

Is odd-even rule an effective solution to the issue of pollution? More importantly, should the government not focus on up of public transportation system?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).