Takshashila hosted Dr. Jahnavi Phalke, a Historian of Contemporary and 20th Century Science and Technology, at their offices on 14 February 2018.
Dr. Phalke spoke extensively on the history of educational institutions in India and also spoke at length about how education in India has evolved over time. She also described how Indian educational institutions, although have a modern system in place, still face significant challenges when competing with international educational institutions.
She outlined some of the major issues people face in institution building and the problematic aspects of centralisation of education.
Dr. Phakle also explained her recent project with the Science Gallery, Bengaluru. An effort to revive the education system and make science more participative.