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  • 11 Mar
    2019
    Jyotsna spoke at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore on 8 March 2019. It was the Sri N. Laxman Rao Memorial Endowment Programme as well as a programme on account of International Women's Day.  The title of the talk was, 'Changing role of Women in Rural Economy'. The poster for the talk is available here.
  • 08 Mar
    2019
    On the occasion of International Women's Day this year, we would like to raise the issue of Girls' Education.  With nearly 40% of adolescent girls not being in any educational institution, we cannot even dream of soon becoming a developed and evolved nation where we can pride ourselves with values of equality and freedom that we have enshrined in our constitution. In collaboration with a few other civil society organisations, we are presenting a Fact Sheet (English and Hindi) and a few recommendations for all political parties to commit to in their respective manifestos for the forthcomin...
  • 26 Feb
    2019
    Jyotsna attended and was a discussant at the Workshop on 'Migration in South Asia: Poverty and Inequality' at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru which was held on 24 and 25 February, 2019. It was organised by South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) and Institute of Public Policy (IPP), National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. Dr. Jyotsna Jha was a discussant on the second day of the workshop along with Mr. Igor Bosc, ILO. The session was titled, 'State Responses to Migration Issues'. The speaker was Dr. Akhil Ranjan Dutta- Gauhati U...
  • 22 Feb
    2019
    Ms. Rohini Mukherjee presented India's first Teen Age Girls (TAG) Survey on 21 February 2019 for the team at CBPS. She is a veteran in the development space and has been active in a variety of critical roles within Naandi Foundation over the last 10 years. She currently heads the Policy and Advocacy Cell at Naandi Foundation, Hyderabad. She presented the TAG survey in India along with a comparison to Karnataka and in some cases Bangalore. The TAG survey aims to understand what it means to be a teenage girl in India today. Her colleague Mr. Sudhir Kumar Sharma also presented some stories fro...
  • 13 Feb
    2019
    Maithreyi, Apurva and Arun attended a workshop titled, 'Languages of Caste: Assertion, Denial and Resistance' conducted by National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru on 12 February 2019. It was a part of Changing India series continuously held in intervals by the institute. The workshop dealt primarily on the questions surrounding language, culture, performance, identity of caste in the socioeconomic political and legal spaces.
  • 07 Feb
    2019
    Currently, CBPS is undertaking an action research study - ‘Malala Mentorship Project (MMP)’ funded by the Malala Fund for a period of 3 years. The project aims to demonstrate the impact of an empowerment-based mentoring model for adolescent girls and boys in the age group of 11-14 years in two districts of Patna and Muzaffarpur. To share the findings and insights in this Baseline Survey, we are conducting a workshop titled ‘Empowerment, Pedagogy and Adolescence’. The workshop is the starting point to understand the relationship between social policy, education, empowerment, sch...
  • 06 Feb
    2019
    We have an opening for data visualiser to represent both our quantitative and qualitative data, especially the numbers. This expert will be tasked with quantitative analysis for our projects. The selected candidate will be entrusted with secondary analysis. For more details please visit here.
  • 05 Feb
    2019
    IndiaSpend publishes an article by Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Mr. Madhusudhan B V Rao titled, ‘Funding For Teacher Training Down 87% In 6 Years, As India’s Central Expenditure On Education Declines’ on 5 February 2019. We were invited by the media house to write this article.
  • 04 Feb
    2019
    NDTV publishes an article titled, ‘Difficult Dialogues Looks At Value Education, Girls Drop-Out Ratio, RTE’ on 2 February 2019. It is based on the panel that CBPS organised with Difficult Dialogues titled, ‘Education for All: Inclusion in Education’ on 1 February 2019.
  • 29 Jan
    2019
    CBPS along with Difficult Dialogues is organising a panel titled, 'Education for All: Inclusion in Education' on 1 February 2019 at Abolim Hall, International Centre Goa (ICG). The panel consists of Dr. Arathi Sriprakash (University of Cambridge), Prof. Shyam Menon (University of Delhi; Former VC of Ambedkar University), Ms. Vrinda Sarup (Former IAS) and Dr. Niveditha Menon (Senior Research Advisor, CBPS). The moderator of the session is Dr. Jyotsna Jha (Director, CBPS) and the rapporteur is Ms. Neha Ghatak (Research Advisor, CBPS). The panel description and the bios are available here. T...