Latest Updates (Archive)

  • 20 Years of Advancing Choice and Accountability
    20 Years of Advancing Choice and Accountability

    On 15 August 2017, we complete two decades of our remarkable journey. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary year, we reaffirm our commitment to building a freer India—where each individual leads a life of choice, and every institution is accountable.

  • CCS completes 19 years of journey
    CCS completes 19 years of journey

    On 15 August 2016 CCS completes 19 Years of Promoting Choice. On this occasion we are sharing this video which suggests major reforms in the New Education Policy 2016 ranging from mechanisms for teacher accountability, setting learning goals, and moving to a new per-child funding model among others.

  • Discussion on National Policy on Education 2016
    Discussion on National Policy on Education 2016

    This is an initiative by Centre for Civil Society to create conversation and debates around the NEP. We hope to bring together educators, edupreneurs, think-tanks, academicians, and all concerned to a single platform and eventually, feed back the ideas generated from this platform to the government.

  •  Data on School Closures due to RTE Act (as of May 2016)
    Data on School Closures due to RTE Act (as of May 2016)

    The data presented here is collected between March, 2014 and May, 2016 through three key sources – a) Literature review of News Reports of credible regional and national English newspapers, b) Analysis of State and Central Government reports on school closures or actual closure notices and c) Review of litigation on the issue

  • Research paper on Best Practices in Regulation of Private Education

    In India, reforms in regulation of private schools have been argued on the basis of universalizing access to education while recognizing the increasing role of private in enabling that access, particularly for the poor.

  • New Education Policy: Principles, Priorities & Practices
    A Brief by Centre for Civil Society | January 2016
  • CCS Comments on Budget 2016: Enhanced focus on Higher and Skills Education Welcome!

    Union Budget 2016-17 has clearly come out with greater focus on quality of higher education in the country. Handful of new schemes, both for Higher Education and Skill Development, testify government’s commitment towards leveraging the demographic dividend of this country.

  • Latest Research on Forest-Based Bamboo Trade in Mendha Lekha and Jamguda

    This paper presents case studies of two tribal villages - Mendha Lekha and Jamguda - successfully running forest-based bamboo businesses under the community forest rights provisions of Forest Rights Act (2006).

  • Check storify version of TweetChat on ‘#SkillIndia: Why is there a demand-supply gap?’
    With an aim to skill over 500 million Indians by 2022, #SkillIndia is avery ambitious project. What is the role of government in skilling the youth? Howdo we ensure that there is a match between the skills youth need, the demandsof the market, and the skill training being provided?
  • Check storify version of Tweetchat on 'What are critical constraints to Indian school education reform?'

    What are the core reasons for issues that exist in our school education system? Is it infrastructure? If it is infrastructure, why did we not see improvements in learning outcomes though the status of infrastructure has improved? Is it lack of motivated people?

  • Watch 'Vishesh': Special Program on Nursery School Admission by Lok Sabha TV

    Lok Sabha TV made a special program on school admission in light of the decision by Delhi State Government to scrap management quota. The program was aired on 16 January 2016. The program documents the school admission process and the challenges therein.

  • Check storify version of Tweetchat on 'Free Basics: A step in the right direction?'

    The proponents of Free Basics say that it is a step to extend connectivity to the poor. Equally strong arguments from the opposing side say that it is a corporate ploy to compartmentalise the internet. Should we support Free Basics, and is it a step in the right direction?

  • Press Invitation: 7th School Choice National Conference

    Centre for Civil Society (CCS) and National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) take great pleasure in inviting you to the 7th School Choice National Conference (SCNC) on 19th December 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 9:30am – 6:

  • Research: Right to Service Bill, 2011: Origin, Need, and Analysis

    Tabled by V.

  • Press Invite: Liberalism in India | Past, Present and Future

    Dr Shashi Tharoor to address the conference ‘Liberalism in India’ and pay tribute to the liberal giant, SV Raju. Surjit Bhalla, R Jagannathan, J P Narayan, Jaithirth Rao to present papers on reservations, religious freedom, decentralization.

  • Shiksha Ka Savera: New Education Policy

    Lok Sabha TV made a special program in light of the focus of government with regard to the New Education Policy, titled ‘Shiksha Ka Savera’. The program was aired on 06 September 2015.

  • Press Release: We are disappointed but show must go on…

    Out of 19 documentaries one is “Caste on the Menu Card” which has been produced by 5 student filmmakers of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai as part of their academic project, months much before the beef ban in Maharashtra.

  • The Morality of Capitalism (Punjabi edition)

    This remarkable series of essays, edited by Tom G. Palmer and originally published by the Atlas Network, brings together some of the best-thinking individuals on the ethical dimension of markets. The book was translated to Punjabi for dissemination to a wider audience.

  • Per-child Funding Model for Financing School Education in India

    The paper examines the current state of funding of school education in India and identifies the inefficiencies and arbitrary nature of allocation of the system and suggests an alternative per-child funding model.

  • Meta-Study of Literature on Budget Private Schools in India

    This meta-study has attempted to capture as wide a range of issues related to BPS from learning outcomes and regulations to gender problems and questions of equity while trying to maintain as much geographic coverage as possible at the same time.

  • As CCS turns 18 years, Gurcharan Das shares his views on India

    CCS completes 18 years of journey on 15 August 2015. On this occasion Gurcharan Das, Member of Board of Trustees of CCS, reflects upon India's journey over the past 68 years as a free nation and stresses on the importance of pro-market economy.

  • Research: Property Rights of Street Vendors

    Street vendors’ rights to carry on their trade in public spaces, has been the subject matter of debate and discussion in India for a very long time. A study was undertaken to analyse this aspect and answer some key questions pertaining to the gradual changes that occurred in the overall concept of property rights in India.

  • LSS 9: New Public Management

    This monograph explores how principles of business management can be applied to the field of public administration, thereby increasing accountability, transparency and efficiency in government functioning.

  • LSS8: Education in India: Voice, Choice & Incentives

    Who has what degree of voice and choice in our current education system? Independent learning achievement surveys such as the ASER 2014 or PISA show that learning outcomes are very low in India, especially when compared with global standards.

  • Podcast: 'Law Without The State': Lecture by David Friedman