Shrikant Wad holds a Masters in Public Policy from the National Law School, Bangalore. He is currently working as Research Associate (Education Policy) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He takes keen interest in issues related to education, especially higher education and sociology of education.
School consolidation in Himachal Pradesh: Achieving quality and inclusion
06 Jan 2017
While the emphasis on neighbourhood schooling in India’s education policy over the past 15 years has increased enrolment, it has also contributed to a proliferation of poor quality, small schools. To address this, the state government of Himachal Pradesh has announced its intent to consolidate existing schools. In this article, Shrikant Wad discusses the issue and recommends measures that would enable the consolidation policy to achieve quality along with inclusion.
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