Policy Round Table for Parliamentarians on New Education Policy

Event Date: 02 Aug 2016; Time: 6.30 PM- 8.00 PM
Venue: Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) organizes a regular policy round table event which acts as a platform for interaction between policy makers and civil society members to discuss and debate key policy issues. The current event focused on the New Education Policy.

Read the summary report here and access images of the event here.

ìpolicy for Young Leaders (July 2016)

Event Date: 29 Jul To 31 Jul 2016; Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: CCS Office, New Delhi

ipolicy for Young Leaders

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.


  • To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.
  • To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.
  • To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.
  • To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is open to all students, recent graduates as well as post graduates. Participants will be selected based on their application merit.

Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.

Course Fee: The ipolicy fee is Rs 4000, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program. The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later. The participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis.

Application Deadline: 10 July 2016

ìpolicy for Development Leaders (July 2016)

Event Date: 21 Jul To 23 Jul 2016; Time: 9:00am-6:30pm
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Myanmar

A three-day certificate course on public policy to equip participants with a framework to analyse roles of public policy and civil society in solving social problems, and assess and discuss current trends and innovative solutions to key socio-economic issues with a special focus on the desired roles of government, markets and civil society. The objective is to improve quality of analysis of core social issues, thereby increasing effectiveness of the organisations campaigns, especially with regard to the interface between the organisation’s focus and prevalent public policy.

Workshop on Education Policy for Journalists

Event Date: 02 Jul To 03 Jul 2016; Time: N/A
Venue: Rishikesh, India

Ensuring quality education to all is the key to take India into league of superpowers. Improving state of education is furthermore important to the entire world as every sixth human on planet earth happens to be from India. Various studies and reports present struggling state of education in country. In this regard, it is very important to set the policy framework right, guiding provisioning and delivering education.

Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India is working on developing New Education Policy (NEP). The last NEP was brought out in 1986. MHRD aims to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to eliminate the shortage of manpower. The objective of the upcoming NEP therefore is to meet the changing needs of quality education, innovation and research. Drafting national level education policy is an exercise that takes place once in two to three decades and would decide the future of educational landscape in the country.

Media plays a very important role in highlighting the achievements and challenges of policy outcome. While the new education policy is being framed, it requires informed reporting by media. The more informed journalism would decide the direction of education policy focus. In this regard, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is organizing a workshop on education policy for senior journalists.

The two-day long workshop will focus on various aspects of education: philosophy, policy and practice. The workshop will be organized at a suitable location which would be ideally not more than 6 to 8 hours’ drive from Delhi. It will have thematic sessions to give detailed overview of education sector to identify merits and challenges. Sessions would be a mix of reading groups, expert presentations, interactive sessions and group discussions. The goal of the course is to equip journalists with the tools they need to understand and evaluate education policy to gauge short term and long term consequences.

The program enables journalists to distinguish between the intentions of policies and their actual results and to uncover the unintended consequences of actions and policies that are usually overlooked by others. By honing journalists’ abilities to reveal the root causes of problems and unseen consequences of policies, workshop will offers media professionals a competitive advantage to their reporting, unconventional angles and story ideas, and an analytical edge to their writing.

The workshop is exclusively designed for journalists who have been covering education at national or state level. The ideal candidates would be senior journalists who have been covering education for around 2 to 5 years and have deep interest in understanding landscape of school education in India. Participation to the workshop is on invitation basis only.

Workshop Fee:
The workshop is on invitation basis only. The entire expenses of workshop including travel, stay, meals and study material are covered by CCS.

To read the report on workshop, click here.

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