Education

Education has been one of the prime areas for studies at CBPS. Some of the earlier studies reviewed State Rules drafted for the RTE Act as well as financial and governance challenges for its implementation across different states. Impact of audio-video tools for teaching, quality of acceptance of children admitted under the RTE Act 25% reservation criteria, public expenditure analysis, teacher motivation aspects, review of the working conditions of teachers and community engagement in schools are some of the other studies that were conducted. Currently, CBPS is working on reviewing Open and Distance Secondary Education as a strategy for achieving universalisation of education as well as trying to understand the employment and higher education opportunities for those undergoing distance education through National Institute of Open Schooling and State Open Schools. Another study is analysing the status of education in tribal districts of Maharashtra, primarily through academic and school assessments. The process of online application under RTE Act 25% reservation is also being reviewed in Karnataka.

Projects

  • 13 Jul
    2022
    Duration: July 2022 - October 2022 Status: Ongoing Funder/ Partner: Save the Children The New Education Policy, 2020 of India (NEP 2020) highlights the worrying status of Early Childhood Care and Education in India and argues for monumental changes in the conception. With a restructured model of ECCE provisioning, it becomes pertinent to probe the existing on-ground realities and this pro...
  • 25 Dec
    2021
    Duration: December 2021 – April 2022 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: The Purva Bharati Educational Trust The Tea gardens form significant portion of the Assam geography and employs nearly 10 lakh garden workers across 856 tea estates in the state who are critical labour force for the tea production.  Welfare of these tea garden workers is one of the important aspects of the develop...
  • 30 Aug
    2021
    Duration: August 2021 to June 2022 Status: On-Going Funder/ Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The introduction of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act. in 2009 provided the legal mandate for the provision of elementary education for the age group of 6-14 years but the same framework has not been extended to cover the secondary and early childhood stages of education. H...
  • 22 Feb
    2021
    Duration: February 2021 to April 2021 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Nirantar Trust Nirantar has been working on adult education modules since its inception, but formalised a particular module for adult education from 2009 onwards. From 2015 onwards, it undertook a five year project to deepen the work that they were already doing in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and to act as a Resource Agenc...
  • 16 Dec
    2020
    Duration: December 2020 to March 2022 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Thakur Family Foundation A study of current public health programmes in India showed that 44 universities in the country offer a Master’s in Public Health Course (Tiwari et al., 2018). These include medical as well as non-medical universities. However, there is no central regulatory body governing public health c...
  • 26 May
    2020
    Duration: 26 June 2019 – 20 December 2019 Funder/ Partner: The United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Achieving gender equality in and through education is central to meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is clear that gender disparity exists in education, and largely disadvantages girls. However, there are specific disadv...
  • 27 Feb
    2020
    Prof. Yusuf Sayed from the University of Sussex and Dr. Padma Sarangapani from TISS approached Dr. Jyotsna Jha to contribute one chapter on 'Mapping the teaching profession' in Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia (HESSA), to be published by Springer in 2019, as a part of their Major Reference Works Series. The Handbook covers 10 countries in South Asia. Manzoor Ahmed from Bangladesh als...
  • 21 Sep
    2018
    Duration: June 2018 - March 2019 Funder/Partner: Dalyan Foundation The field of youth mentoring in India is at a very nascent stage in terms of the development of practice and evidence. We undertake an evaluation of a mentoring programme offered by Mentor Together to adolescents who belong to socially and economically marginalised background. The mentoring programme through a one-to-one mentorin...
  • 30 Aug
    2018
    Duration: August 2018 - December 2019 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Azim Premji Foundation CBPS undertook a study to develop a non-cognitive school readiness tool for the Indian context. While it is widely recognised that an ''instrument might be applicable and appropriate for the country or region where it was developed, but unsuitable in a different context'', solutions to challeng...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to December 2019 Status: Completed Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The National Policy for Children brought out in 2013 highlighted the state commitment for securing the rights of the child keeping in view the needs of the children at different stages in a life cycle approach. India is a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of Child and committed to the Sust...