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April 28, 2020

India Far from Making Online Learning the New Normal

With the unprecedented disruption to the academic activities due to the lockdown followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector has been thrown into an inadvertent experiment in online learning. As the second-largest market in the world, India’s online education […]
January 8, 2020

RTE Access to Poor Students: Challenges Faced by the States

This article, first part of a series, written by B Chandrasekaran, Research Fellow, CPPR, discusses the challenges faced by some of the state governments in implementing the RTE Act and analyses how they have failed to prioritise the needs of primary education […]
February 2, 2019

Budget expectations 2019: Skill development may be the big focus in the Union Budget

*Since they have started to assess the results of the education and skill-based programmes they introduced in the last quarter, they will feel the need to up their game, says D Dhanuraj (Photo Courtesy – The New Indian Express) The […]
January 30, 2019

Budget expectations 2019: Skill development may be the big focus in the Union Budget

*”Since they have started to assess the results of the education and skill-based programmes they introduced in the last quarter, they will feel the need to up their game,” says D Dhanuraj (Photo Courtesy – Business Standard) The most important […]
October 7, 2016

Study suggests grading of autonomous colleges; The Hindu, 7 October, 2016

Special Correspondent |The Hindu | 7 October 2016 A study done on autonomous colleges by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) here has recommended grading of such institutions to improve their overall performance. The functioning of four autonomous colleges […]
October 6, 2016

Autonomous Colleges in Kerala: An Evaluative Study

Kerala has ushered a new paradigm in higher education sector by granting autonomy to a few colleges in the recent times. Though it has been in the practice only for the last two years, CPPR finds it is important to […]
June 10, 2016

“Fund Students not Schools” Dr D Dhanuraj speaks on Uneconomic Schools of Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research comments on the present situation of the Uneconomic Schools in Kerala. CPPR had published “A study on Uneconomic schools of Kerala” in 2006, which brought out the condition of government and […]
May 9, 2016

Activity oriented learning – An evaluation

By Dr D Dhanuraj[1] Dr Lekshmi R Nair[2] School-level education in Kerala has for long been considered as a benchmark for the rest of the country. At the same time, despite being championed as a State with a high literacy […]
May 3, 2016

On the Question of State Debts and Intergenerational Transfers

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes how when the question of intergenerational transfers is raised in the context of debt, especially unsustainable debt of the state, the natural response from supporters of debt is […]
March 23, 2016

Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A Way Forward

  Date: 22/03/2016, Tuesday Venue: BTH,Kochi   “I feel private universities must be allowed in Kerala,” says TP Sreenivasan, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Higher Education Council. He was speaking at a panel discussion session titled Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A […]
March 19, 2016

Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward

Centre for Public Policy Research and Centre for Economy, Development and Law will be conducting a Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward. This event is organised as a part of the Centre’s initiative known as […]
March 15, 2016

Ease of Doing Business in Education sector in India

Ever since the World Bank came out with it’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Index, several low ranked countries were left red faced. The index positioned countries based on several parameters such as  the ease in setting up a business, time […]
February 11, 2016

Education Sector in GATS: How to address our concerns?

  By Dhanuraj[1] & Pooja Sundaresh[2] The recently concluded tenth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nairobi saw the conversation surrounding the introduction of the WTO-GATS (General Agreement on Trade and Services) in the education sector regaining the attention […]
January 12, 2016

How does number matter to the schools?

Of late, the educational sector in Kerala is becoming infamous for wrong reasons. From controversies in the SSLC results to the textbook crisis, the 100 percent literate state is slowly losing its glory. Recently, the Kerala high court has struck […]
December 9, 2015

Kerala Book Publishing Society (KBPS): Another spoiled brat of the State Government?

By D. Dhanuraj[1] & Deepthi Mary Mathew[2]* Even in this glorified era of ‘Digital India’ and Kerala being announced as the ‘First Digital State’in the country,the ‘young India’, our children, have to be too much dependent on textbooks, as the […]

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