March 25th: Karnataka for Employment Youth Convention

The Youth for Employment movement has been working relentlessly for the past one year in demanding secure employment opportunities and we are requesting your support. Although we wish to see political parties contesting elections around issues such as employment, the agricultural crisis, and a comprehensive idea of development, elections continue to be fought along religious... Continue Reading →

Senior Research Fellow for Educational project

We are looking for a research fellow for a study that aims to understand accountability for improved learning outcomes for disadvantaged children.  The project offers the opportunity of work in challenging contexts and in knowledge domains with eminent & senior scholars from institutions of international repute. Funded by ESRC-DFID, the outputs of the study are... Continue Reading →

Vacancy at TechnoServe

TechnoServe is looking to hire Program Associates passionate to work in the youth development and skilling space. Kindly refer to the attached job description for details. Location: Mumbai, India. All applications must be sent to and and must include an updated CV and cover letter. [ TechnoServe - Program Associate Opening - 2018 ]


IIT Bombay and the Kerala Institute Of Local Administration are jointly setting out on a venture that would provide students having an interest in development and social engineering with essential skills and tools for conducting surveys and research on the same. We would like to invite the students from your esteemed institution to apply and... Continue Reading →

Openings in Pratham Education Foundation

Learning with Vodafone is a digital education initiative being implemented by Pratham Education Foundation and funded by Vodafone Foundation India. The programme is an innovative teachercentric technological intervention which is currently working in 1,020 schools across 8 states with the aim of enhancing the learning levels of students in low income schools by introduction of... Continue Reading →

My Urge to be a Vice-Chancellor

Economics in action

I am not happy with my position as a professor in a university. If I were in Kerala, I would have hanged around politicians trying to become a vice- or pro-vice chancellor. Being mindful of the deepening of democracy and political contestations there, politicians in Kerala have almost reserved each post of VC and PVC for a particular caste or religion.

Since that option is not open, I may lobby with the management of my university to be a head or director of a department or school of `amateur economics’. If that does not come through, I may try to be a director of a `centre for marriage studies’. It does not matter whether these serve some social purpose or not. We, academics, are clever enough to argue that everything that we do is needed badly for the society. Unfortunately, our management is smart enough to find out my ulterior…

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A special lecture by Prof. Amit Basole

A special lecture by Prof. Amit Basole on  "The Twin Crises in Education and Employment and Ways Forward" will be held in NIAS Conference Hall-II on Monday 19th March, 2018 at 3.00 p.m. Prof. Amit Basole is an associate professor in the school of liberal studies at Azim Premji University. His areas of research include  poverty and inequality, informality... Continue Reading →

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