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  • 05 Dec
    2017
    Jyotsna Jha was a speaker at the Measuring SDG4 with PIRLS data: UNESCO and International Association for Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) released an international reading literacy study in Paris on 5 December 2017. UNESCO and the IEA co-hosted the international release of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and ePIRLS 2016.  International learning assessments such as PIRLS make an important contribution to measuring progress towards SDG4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for ...
  • 04 Dec
    2017
    Commonwealth of Learning (COL) report examines boys’ underperformance in education - A report by the CBPS team. The report was written by Dr Jyotsna Jha, Dr Niveditha Menon and Debanita Chatterjee. The article states that the report, which is a follow-up to a report in 2006, provides a series of recommendations for action that include schools and teachers, home and community, policy and technology-aided solutions, including the possible role of open and distance learning.The link for the article is available here.
  • 01 Dec
    2017
    Jyotsna and Shreekanth attended a workshop titled “UK India Workshop on Big-Data for Better Governance and Policy Making" organised by the British Deputy High Commission Bengaluru  in collaboration with the IIITB. It was held on 30 November 2017 at the Regency –II, ITC Windsor Manor, Golf Course Road, Bengaluru.   
  • 29 Nov
    2017
    Jyotsna and Maithreyi's chapters have been published in a book titled 'Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations' edited by T. S. Saraswathi, Shailaja Menon and Ankur Madan. The book has been published by Routledge – Taylor & Francis. Jyotsna Jha's chapter is titled, ''Education and gender: a critical analysis of policies in India". She also makes a reference to the CBPS GrOW 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). Maithreyi R's chapter is t...
  • 14 Nov
    2017
    Jyotsna was invited as part of an expert panel to the 'State Finance Commissions and the Changing Fiscal Landscape in India: The Tamil Nadu 5th SFC Report - Highlights and Key Recommendations'. It was held in Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) Auditorium in Chennai on 13 November 2017. The opening remarks were made by Dr. Rathin Roy, Director, NIPFP. A presentation on the 5th SFC report was made by Mr. S. Krishnan, Chairman, 5th SFC & Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development, GOTN. Among the invited experts were Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Mr. Vijayanand, former Chief Se...
  • 07 Nov
    2017
    Jyotsna and Neha attended the 2017 Global Grantee Convening from 31 October to 2 November 2017 in Uganda. The workshop was organised by The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE). PSIPSE is a funder collaborative that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations in various African and South Asian countries. The theme for the 2017 convening was Stronger Together: Shared Learning and Collaboration for Impact. The workshop was attended by about 150 grantees, where they shared their exper...
  • 24 Oct
    2017
    CBPS organised a workshop titled “The Road Map to Women’s Empowerment: a Mahila Samakhya Meeting and Reflective Workshop” on 23 October, 2017 at the Radisson Blue Atria Hotel, Bangalore. The workshop was organized as part of our ongoing research project on women’s empowerment, titled “Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India”. The objective of the meeting was to facilitate discussion on the pathways of integration of the Stree Shakti Programme (SSP) and the Mahila Samakhya (MS) in the state and to review the proposed plan of activities, roles,...
  • 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...
  • 09 Oct
    2017
    Srinivas Alamuru visited Colombo, Sri Lanka from 3-6 October at the invitation of The Asia Foundation (TAF), Colombo to study and advise on restructuring of Local Loans and Development Fund (LLDF) organization. During the visit, Srinivas along with the coordinators from TAF met the CEO, LLDF and the Minister and the Secretary of Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils. A discussion note on restructuring LLDF was submitted to TAF for taking the matter forward.
  • 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...