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Learn from Ambedkar University

Janaki Nair’s “Who Will Educate the Educators?” (EPW, 10 May 2014) is a serious attempt to sound the alarm and save a historic seat of higher education – University of Delhi (DU). A net-savvy parent or a student visits the DU website to find a gamut of courses to pursue, but it actually confuses...

Panchayat Participation in Adult Literacy Programmes

The Saakshar Bharat Mission aims at 80% adult literacy and is to be implemented by gram panchayats. However, not only are these local bodies already heavily burdened with a multitude of roles and responsibilities, it is also a fallacy to presume that their members are adult literacy experts. While adult literacy is a non-formal exercise, the members of the committees to be constituted under this mission are to be drawn from the formal education system. These factors are bound to affect the functioning of this much needed scheme.
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