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Ankur Sarin
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Ankur Sarin is an Assistant Professor in the Public Systems Group and Ravi J Mathai Center for Innovation in Education at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His past works include investigations of the effects of social and economic inequality on welfare outcomes of children and understanding the influence of technology on the social and economic life of the marginalised. Recently, he has been working on making the Right to Education an instrument not only for increased access to education, but also one that promotes a more inclusive education system as part of the institute’s Right to Education Resource Center ( He has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and prior to joining IIM-Ahmedabad, was a Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton. 

Articles By Ankur Sarin
Barriers in accessing applications under RTE quota in Gujarat
Posted On: 30 Oct 2017

In the school year 2017-18, Gujarat shifted from a paper-based system at the district level to an online system at the state level, for applications under the Right to Education Act. In this note, researchers at IIM Ahmedabad demonstrate that unless the required technological infrastructure is adequately developed, a complete shift to digitisation adversely affects the most vulnerable populations.
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Reservation under RTE: Status of implementation and way forward
Posted On: 11 Jan 2016

Topics:   Education

Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act, 2009, mandates that non-minority private unaided schools should reserve at least 25% of seats in entry-level grades for children from economically weaker and disadvantaged backgrounds. This column analyses the current status of implementation of this provision, and suggests ways to overcome hindrances in effective implementation and make the education system more inclusive.

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