ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Many Dimensions of Evaluating ‘Quality’ Education

Following the “Gunotsav–A Quality Initiative” exercise undertaken by the Government of Assam in 2017 and 2018 to assess the quality of its government schools in the state, the views of the external examiners involved in the assessment of various schools are presented. While quality cannot be quantified, reflections of examiners from exercises such as Gunotsav help in situating the education offered by government schools in the particular socio-economic contexts of Assam, apart from underscoring the range of challenges faced by such schools.

Anti-CAA Protests and State Response in Assam: Identity Issues Challenge Hindutva-based Politics

Faced with a backlash over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam has been compelled to resort to the Congress’ approach of granting ethnicity-based recognition to groups. Will the party be able to recover lost ground before the next elections?

Mega-projects and the Erosion of Human Security

The Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited petrochemical complex was an outcome of the Assam Accord and was aimed at promoting the socio-economic development of Assam. This study reveals that the project has degraded the environment and common property resources of 10 villages surrounding the plant, and adversely affected the health, food security, livelihoods and cultural life of villagers.
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