ASER 2018: Half of all children in India can read, less than a third can do basic arithmetic

As our Republic turns 70 today, there is yet another occasion to feel proud of how long we have come! As per the findings of the 13th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), the percentage of children who can read at Grade 3 level and do simple arithmetic has increased since 2016. In states like […]

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The Cloud Over NEP as 2019 Elections Approach

The home page of the New Education Policy (NEP) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of India (MHRD), highlights the initiation of a unique task – “For the first time, the Government of India is embarking on a time-bound grassroots consultative process, which will enable the Ministry of HRD to reach out to individuals across […]

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Language in transit in multilingual India – Lost or Found?

One often finds conflict in the approach to the usage of the English language in the Indian context. It brings with it, a troubled colonial past, and at the same time helps link a multi-lingual India together. In light of the age-old but presently magnified issue surrounding the propagation of Hindi, in the following passages […]

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Looking Back on 2018!

Wishing everyone a vibrant, hope-filled and a productive 2019! CLIL@India looks forward to contributing to the Indian Education System and achieving the goals we were formed with. As we step into the New Year with much hope and enthusiasm, we would love to share what CLIL@India has been up to. From conducting Open CLIL Training […]

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A Reportage on the CLIL@India Project

Tanya Brooks, a PhD scholar from Tezpur University, visited the CLIL Resource and Training Centre at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), during July 16-19, 2018 as part of her field work for her research. She shares experience and her observations on the CLIL@India Project as well as insights gained through her interviews with the […]

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The Façade of Board Exams

In 2005, when the results were out, no one had told me the futility of scoring x% in your Boards. I believed that this was an important milestone and that hereon, my report card stating this number, would define me. Nearly a decade later, the results for the CBSE Board exams are out and once […]

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Another Kavirajamarga for Kannada

This article was originally written in Kannada language by Dr. N S Gundur, the Head, Department of Studies and Research in English, Tumkur University, Karnataka. It was published on December 4, 2017 in Samajamukhi – an online Kannada magazine. In Karnataka, there is a continuous debate on the development of the Kannada language. The content […]

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Why schools in India must bat for dual medium of instruction

The process of education starts with getting children into schools. Having one of the largest elementary school systems in the world, India has had a challenging task with respect to ensuring that all children are in schools. Thus, in 2009, when the Indian Parliament implemented the Right to Free and Compulsory Education for children (RTE) […]

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An ASER Experience Straight from the Field

The Annual Status of Education Report, an initiative started by Pratham in 2005, has been diligently covering the status of learning levels of children for over ten years now. A report card that measures reading levels, ASER has been useful in understanding the grim reality that our country faces, in terms of knowledge production and […]

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2017 at a Glance!

The CLIL@India Project took off in early October of 2016. With the ambitious goal of preserving the multilingualism in India by way of disseminating CLIL methodology, we have engaged with Higher Education Institutes, secondary schools, and NGOs. In the (almost) 15-month period, we are happy to let you know that CLIL Resource and Training Centres have […]

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