Towards an Alternate Pedagogy

In the name of "standardisation", the university system weighs heavily in favour of urban, upper class and "upper" caste students particularly in the "centres of excellence". This response to the concerns expressed in Sharmila Rege's article (EPW, 30 October 2010) looks at further possibilities for developing alternate pedagogies in such a milieu.

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In the name of “standardisation”, the university system weighs heavily in favour of urban, upper class and “upper” caste students particularly in the “centres of excellence”. This response to the concerns expressed in Sharmila Rege’s article (EPW, 30 October 2010) looks at further possibilities for developing alternate pedagogies in such a milieu.

Nagmani Rao (nagmani30@gmail.com) is with the Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune.

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