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All Things Policy: Should 2020 be a Zero Year for Education?

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened inequalities in India’s education sector. While many schools and colleges have resorted to online classes, millions of students struggle to get access to the required technology. Should India consider declaring 2020 a zero year, requiring...

Sell All Municipal Schools

Poor parents are voting with their feet by shifting their kids from free government schools to budget private schools. The government has failed to provide quality education. Here’s an unintuitive solution for Mumbai. Sell municipal schools. Use the proceeds to...

Teaching Civic Leadership and Politics 101

The B.CLIP – the B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubation Programme is featured in Times of India, and quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai and Pavan Srinath. Politics 101 finds takers with youth leaders, doctors and autorickshaw drivers signing up, 29 November 2015, Times of India....

Nitin Pai cited in the New Indian Express on his session at the ThinkEdu Conclave

The third edition of the ThinkEdu Conclave orga­nised by The New Indian Express on February 20 and 21 in Chennai had Nitin Pai speak at a panel on “Do we need foreign educators?”. Nitin spoke on the need to liberalise education...

Nitin Pai speaks for liberalising education at The New Indian Express ThinkEdu Conclave 2015

Nitin spoke at a panel on “Do we need foreign educators?” at the 3rd chapter of The New Indian Express ThinkEdu Conclave 2015. Nitin explained why knowledge nationalism is detrimental to both knowledge and the nation and why India must...

Takshashila partners with B.PAC to launch civic leadership training

The Takshashila Institution is partnering with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) to launch B.CLIP: B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Programme. B.CLIP aims to create a pool of good civic leaders who will actively engage in ward level management and administration of...

Making publicly funded research accessible

A preliminary policy brief A vast number of students, teachers, researchers and members of the public are unable to access research papers and data due to prohibitive terms imposed by publishers of international journals. We are in an unconscionable situation...