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  • 16 Oct
    2017
    CBPS organised a Discussion Workshop on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in Secondary Education and held its fifth ODL Advisory Committee meeting on 14 October 2017 at the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi.  It was chaired by Dr. Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, IAS, Advsior (MHRD), Niti Aayog, New Delhi. The first half of the workshop was dedicated to dissemination of findings. The discussion workshop was well-attended and was an insightful discussion. The fifth ODL Advisory Committee meeting was attended by Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj, Joint Secretary, CBSE; Prof. V. Sudharkar, EFLU Hyder...
  • 28 Sep
    2017
    Shreekanth Mahendiran has co-authored a chapter titled "From `Pharmacy' to `Laboratory': The Global Biologics Revolution and the Indian Bio pharmaceutical Industry", with Prof. Chirantan Chatterjee. The book is titled "India as a pioneer of innovation" which was edited by Harbir Singh, Ananth Padmanabhan and Ezekiel J. Emanuel; and published by Oxford University Press. The chapter examines whether Indian firms will be able to adapt to the innovation and technological changes in the global bio pharmaceutical industry, thereby transition to a `global leader' in bio pharmaceutical industry from b...
  • 11 Sep
    2017
    Jyotsna, Padmaja, Shreekanth and Maithreyi attended the  UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, from 5-7 September, 2017, at Oxford, UK. This year's theme for the conference was 'Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Development: Curriculum, Cognition & Context.'  Shreekanth and Padmaja presented a paper on "Can Open Schooling Enable Inclusion at Secondary Level Education: Evidence from India", drawn from the MacArthur study on Open and Distance Learning as a Cost-effective Option for Secondary Level Schooling in India: Potential and Prerequisites and Higher Edu...
  • 30 Aug
    2017
    The CBPS GrOW Sub-Domain was launched by Mr. J V R Prasada Rao at the half-day workshop titled ‘Monitoring Progress towards SDGs – Resources and Beyond’ on 29 August 2017. The workshop was organised by CBPS in collaboration with UNICEF Hyderabad Office. Priyanka Dutta gave a brief description about the project (Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India). Mrinalika R Pandit gave a tour of the sub-domain and described the technical aspects of the same. The GrOW Project is funded by International Development Research Centre, Ca...
  • 30 Aug
    2017
    CBPS in collaboration with UNICEF Hyderabad Office organized a half-day workshop titled ‘Monitoring Progress towards SDGs – Resources and Beyond’ on 29th August afternoon at Hotel Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bangalore. The workshop started post lunch with a brief presentation by Mr. Srinivas Kumar A, CBPS followed by a panel discussion which consisted of Mr. Ajay Seth (Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Education Department), Mr. J V R Prasada Rao (Former Health Secretary and Special Envoy to UN Secretary General for Aids, Asia and Pacific) and Dr. A...
  • 23 Aug
    2017
    CBPS organised a half day dissemination and consultation workshop on the 21 August 2017, in Hyderabad. CBPS is currently undertaking a research study on ‘Open and Distance Learning  (ODL) as a Cost Effective Option for Secondary level schooling in India: Potential and Prerequisites’, funded by Mac Arthur Foundation. In addition, CBPS has also conducted a Tracer Study for NIOS graduates with funding support from Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver. The idea of the workshop was to share the findings of the research studies and consultation to understand the role of NGOs and other i...
  • 23 Aug
    2017
    Srinivas and Bhavani attended the experts’ workshop on “Economic Inclusivity in India: Conceptual and Empirical Recommendations for an Indicator Framework” at IIIT-B on 19 August 2017. The workshop under the Rockefeller Foundation’s Inclusive Economies project team was headed by Chris Benner the Director of the Everett Program. The workshop first began with a description of the reasoning of the inclusive economies model as a measure for development and provided examples of their work in South Africa, Colombia and India to help understand the work done so far.  The team presented t...
  • 10 Aug
    2017
    The CBPS team made two presentations at the XII International Conference on Public Policy and Management, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore on 9 August 2017. Both these presentations were a part of the track on the Role of Technology in Enabling Educational Inclusion. The first presentation made by Neha Ghatak highlighted the beneficial aspects of technology in enabling inclusion firstly, in the case of teachers transfers and secondly, in the case of   an educational radio program for children in government schools.  The presentation was based findings on two studies undertaken...
  • 07 Aug
    2017
    CBPS with support of UNICEF Hyderabad office (UNICEF Office Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana) released a policy brief on 15 years’ of “Public Expenditure Data Analysis on Children in Karnataka”. The policy brief on Public Expenditure on children in Karnataka (2001-02 to 2017-18) was released by the Honorable Chairman, Karnataka Legislative Council, Mr. D. H. Shankaramurthy during a meeting organized by Karnataka Legislators’ Forum for Child Rights on 4 August 2017, in Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru. The release was witnessed by Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, Country Representative, UNI...
  • 07 Aug
    2017
    Niveditha Menon conducted a discussion session  on Participatory Development and Women's empowerment for 7 students from Ramapo College (New Jersey) as part of their Study Abroad Programme. The session was conducted on the premises of Pipal Tree, Fireflies Intercultural Centre on 4  August 2017. The primary idea for the session was to highlight the difficulties and the challenges in entering other cultures, other belief systems, and other frames of reference, especially in the context of understanding the influence of gender as a social structure and larger concepts of women's empowerment.