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Advice for those who are looking forward to launching Careers in Public Policy (Especially in India)

[Transcript for the Convocation Speech for the Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability (GPODS) Fellowship‘s Summer 2022 cohort] Today, what I want to tell you should not come as a surprise to you. As you graduate from this Fellowship program, I hope you will find these bunch of advices useful in launcing a career in policy, […]

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A Concrete Foundation: Efficiency in early literacy

A Concrete Foundation: Efficiency in early literacy

As per reports, around 50% of children in India are not able to read fluently with comprehension or perform basic arithmetic by the end of their primary education. In an early childhood education setting, literacy and numeracy are crucial for a child’s learning and general development. It increases a child’s productivity level and his contribution

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Empowering India’s R&D Landscape Through the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill

Empowering India's R&D Landscape Through The National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill

In a pivotal move towards bolstering the nation’s research ecosystem, the Indian government has demonstrated its commitment to scientific progress by approving the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill in 2023. While the Centre and others see this as just what the doctor ordered, others are skeptical. Both governments and companies must continually innovate to stay

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Is the Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities, 2021, the Way Forward to a Disability-Inclusive India?

disabilities act

Recently, during the budget session 2023, former Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was moved from the front row of the Rajya Sabha to the last for ease of mobility on his wheelchair. The incident brought on the question if all the talks on accessible and inclusive India have resulted into effective policies or not.

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Keeping Girls in School: Learnings from ASER 2022

keeping girls in school aser 2020

Pratham, one of the largest NGOs working towards education reforms in India, released the 2022 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) in January 2023. The report is a citizen-led nationwide survey of children’s schooling and learning outcomes in rural India. It accounts for enrollment rates, dropout rates, school infrastructure, levels of language and arithmetic comprehension,

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Why Learning Public Policy is Important for PR Professionals

PR and Public policy professionals

“There’s a tremendous gap between public opinion and public policy” – Noam Chomsky Before delving into the importance of studying public policy, let’s first define it and understand how it functions. Policy making is essentially a set of laws, directives, and steps that governments decide upon and implement in an effort to benefit the community

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What Does UGC’s Move for Greater Academia-Industry Engagement Mean for Women in STEM?

Women in STEM

In what could be a policy change of the decade in the higher education space in India, the University Grant Commission (UGC) recently approved draft guidelines under which professionals like civil servants, engineers, lawyers, artists, and media persons with 15 years of experience might be able to teach at universities and colleges without a Ph.D.

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