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XXXIV Gender and Economic Policy Discussion Forum: Assessing the gendered implications of the National Education Policy 2020 on higher education in India

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XXXIV Gender and Economic Policy Discussion Forum: Assessing the gendered implications of the National Education Policy 2020 on higher education in India

Time: October 28, 2020 from 6pm to 7:15pm
Location: Online "6 pm India time"
Event Type: online panel discussion
Organized By: Abhishek Sekharan
Latest Activity: Oct 27

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Institute of Social Studies Trust, in collaboration with the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Indiacordially invites you to the XXXIV Gender and Economic Policy Discussion Forum on “Assessing the gendered implications of the National Education Policy 2020 on higher education in India”.

This has been planned keeping in mind the newly released National Education Policy (NEP 2020). The policy document aims to initiate a major restructuring of the higher education landscape in India. With many new propositions including changes to the pedagogic structure, introduction of a national eligibility test for all college admissions, a centralized research curriculum, expansion of vocational training, amendments to the dropout policy, etc. many have hailed these to be landmark in terms of the far-reaching impact it will have on access to quality education. As the policy aims to fulfill the target of increasing the GER to 50% by 2035, it is pertinent to understand the implications of all that it proposes. How will these propositions impact the most vulnerable and marginalized sections of our society? How do we unpack the implications of NEP using the framework provided by the Right to Education Act? Has the policy adequately addressed the existing gender gap in higher educations? How do we envisage the implementation of this policy in the light of the stagnant public expenditure on education, a shoddy infrastructural setup and complex bureaucratic systems across central and state governments? These are some of the questions that we hope to address through this discussion forum. 

Please find  concept note which provide further details regarding the discussion theme, speakers and perspectives which we hope to touch upon. In case of any questions/concerns regarding the event, please feel free to write to me.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ailzn-OiSOeUDeQUqpd55w

Warm regards, 

Abhishek Sekharan 
Institute of Social Studies Trust
New Delhi

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