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  • 15 Jul
    2019
    CBPS GrOW book titled, 'Women’s Education and Empowerment in Rural India' has been published by Social Science Press. This book was based on our study Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC). The authors of the book are Jyotsna Jha, Neha Ghatak, Niveditha Menon, Priyanka Dutta, and Shreekanth Mahendiran. This book explores the pathways and roadblocks to women's empowerment. The authors do this through evaluation-centered research on Mahila Samakhya in Bihar, a Governmen...
  • 04 Jul
    2019
    CBPS organised a talk by Dr. Alex M. Thomas in office on 3 July 2019 at 12 p.m. He is an Assistant Professor at Azim Premji University. The title of his talk was ‘History of Economic Thought for Policy ’. The abstract for the talk is given below: After briefly introducing the key themes in Pluralistic Economics and its History, he presented a very concise account of economic thinking from William Petty to Robert Solow. Subsequently, he outlined the scope of research in the History of Economic Thought (HET) by providing a brief overview of the recent literature. By underscoring the l...
  • 01 Jul
    2019
    Jyotsna Jha and Puja Minni's paper titled, 'Bridging Old Gaps, Building New Barriers: A Study of Online Admissions under the Right to Education Act in Bangalore Urban Private Unaided Schools' has been published by Max Weber Stiftung in their Education & the Urban in India, Working Paper Series. To view the paper on their website please visit here.
  • 01 Jul
    2019
    Concluding the project titled, Critical Sociological Analysis of Skills Development Initiative in India, CBPS conducted a one day workshop with all the major stakeholders of the Vocational Secondary and Higher Secondary Education scheme (VSHSE) on 28 June 2019.The objective of the workshop was to bring all the key stakeholders on a common platform to discuss and debate about the VSHSE scheme especially from the children’s perspective and secondly, to share our research findings and solicit their feedback on the same. Twelve students and six skills trainers from six different schools an...
  • 21 Jun
    2019
    Maithreyi R was a discussant at the one day National Consultation on the Draft Report of National Education Policy on 20 June 2019 organised by Centre for Child and Law, NLSIU in partnership with National Coalition for Education, New Delhi in cooperation with Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), Bangalore and Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA), Bangalore. The participants included members from civil society organisations, teachers, department representatives, School Development and Monitoring Committee members and the public at large. The discuss...
  • 01 Jun
    2019
    An article by Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Ms. Puja Minni has been published in Prajavani on 31 May 2019. It is on the Supreme Court Ruling on Aadhaar and Right to Education Admissions in Karnataka.
  • 28 May
    2019
    Every year, we organise an Annual Endowment Lecture in memory of one of our founding members, Dr. Poornima Vyasulu. We concluded a series of five lectures on the topic of Gender and Development the year before last. Last year, we started a new series on Health as a Right. This year Prof. Smita Srinivas (Founder Director of the Technological Change Lab originally at Columbia University in New York City) will be speaking on the topic of: An Old and New Economics for Health This lecture has been associated with the Indian Institute of World Culture in Bangalore. This year, it is scheduled on...
  • 22 May
    2019
    A policy workshop on 'Early childhood care and education in India: contexts, costs and practices' was jointly organised by University of Cambridge and CBPS on 17 May 2019 at  University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The session was from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The workshop brought together colleagues working in the fields of educational psychology, economics, sociology, and international development policy and advocacy to identify and discuss key issues relating to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in India. Preliminary findings from the recently completed British Academy fund...
  • 08 May
    2019
    Dr. Niveditha Menon will be speaking at Fields of View on 10 May 2019 on 'Unlearning Gender'. This talk will explore fundamental questions on What is gender? Who is a feminist? Why bother?. It will be from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more details please view the poster.
  • 08 May
    2019
    Madhusudhan B V Rao was a panelist at the National Seminar on Child Budget and Programmes in Bihar: Current Practice and Future Direction. It was held in Patna on 6 May 2019. It was organised by UNICEF India and ADRI. Madhusudhan B V Rao discussed the issues around public service delivery for children. The session was titled, 'Enhancing Public Service Delivery for Children'. The chairperson of the session was Mr. Dipak K Singh, Principal Secretary, Department of Labour Resources, GoB. The photographs can be viewed here.