Higher education in Bhutan changed irrevocably in 2003 with the amalgamation of disparate colleges to form the country’s first university. Over the last two decades however doctorates in the subject of Education have been obtained outside of the country. By using a questionnaire, T.W. Maxwell (University of New England, Australia) discovered what the personal, professional and workplace impact had […]
“The Indian government has long recognised the need to upskill the country’s young people, especially those in rural areas. Some of the attempts to train a new generation however have failed to meet such a huge demand. Sidharth Balakrishna examines some of the practical challenges with the government’s schemes and suggested some potential solutions.
Recognising the urgent necessity of creating and […]
Amongst a range of development challenges that South Asian countries face is poor education, with only around half of primary aged children receiving education within the minimum learning standards framework. In order to combat this crisis, learning must be placed at the centre of education and students at the centre of learning, write Anushna Jha and Mehrin Shah.
Amongst a range […]
Following its application to the UN to graduate out of its Least Developed Country Status, Saleemul Huq and David Lewis suggest a new future for UK-Bangladesh relations once Bangladesh achieves this in 2021.
Ever since Bangladesh became an independent country in December 1971 the United Kingdom has been a major development partner. For the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) its bilateral aid programme, most of […]
Book Review: Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia by Shenila Khoja-Moolji
In Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia, Shenila Khoja-Moolji offers a detailed historical account of the multiple, shifting articulations of the figure of the educated Muslim girl in South Asia from the nineteenth century to the present day. This book offers an important and inspiring challenge to homogeneous and reductionist narratives surrounding Muslim women and […]
Professor Anirudh Krishna joined academics and students at the London School of Economics in a workshop organised by LSE South Asia Centre. The workshop, examining key themes of Krishna’s latest book Broken Ladder: The Paradox and Potential of India’s One Billion, provided a platform to exchange ideas on potential solutions and strategies to address the mass poverty experienced by […]
Adrij Chakraborty and Siddharth Sonkar discuss the ramifications of the exclusion of Indian students from the ‘low risk’ visa list. Not only is academic growth undermined when neutrality towards non-meritorious considerations such as nationality and race is compromised, they conclude, but the UK may also miss out on the contributions of Indian students.
Recently, the government of the United Kingdom decided […]
In India, 35 million high school students vie for 25,000 seats in 51 national institutions. Saloni Khandelwal writes about the “outcome focussed learning” ecosystem in India where students are prepared by private tutors to crack competitive examinations.
India is a country where 35 million of 141 million young people between the ages 18 and 23 are enrolled in higher education according […]
In spite of reservations in the higher education system and beyond, caste discrimination continues to persist. However, if steps are taken towards developing a formative system of education equally open to all, we can build the foundations of a more self-sufficient and empathetic citizenry in the future, writes Ananye Krishna.
In India, the ruling parties regularly bring out schemes to ameliorate the masses and thus […]
Pakistan ranks 138 (out of 144) in education, and has a female literacy rate of just 43 per cent. As investment in education increases, there is a need to understand the ground realities that deter children’s participation in the education system. Sultana Ali and Abdur Rehman Cheema explore some factors that are road blocks to improving female literacy.
During our field investigations, we often […]