RTE Resource Centre, IIM Ahmedabad, to host firstever e-Winter School for its 6th edition

The deadline to apply to the Programme is 10th November2020, and more details can be found on the Centre’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/IIMA.RTERC/

The Right to Education Resource Centre (RTERC) of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is set to host the 6thedition of its annual flagship event, Winter School, from January 2nd to 10th, 2021. The program aims to orient participants towards public policy and the role of education in creating social change.

The idea of the Winter School is to create a platform for individuals to understand and challenge the dominantideas about education, social segregation, and the power structures that exist in our society. The co-created space seeks to spur discussion on themes like the importance of community knowledge, social work vs social change,engendering of education, social policy & practice, participatory research, and political-cultural dynamicsaround education.

The theme of this year’s Winter School is ‘Inequality in education’, through which the program seeks to empower young leaders to understand and analyze how inequality in education and livelihood is caused, especially accelerated by the pandemic.

Owing to the COVID pandemic, safety, and restriction on travel, participants of this year’s Winter School would go through a 9-day orientation programme in a completely virtual manner. Esteemed professors of the Institute and various other dignitaries from all over India would take orientation classes for the participants. The purpose of the orientation programme is to give the participants a basic set of tools for understanding policy and the social equations surrounding them. The previous editions of Winter School have witnessed lectures from dignitaries across the country like Shri, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi; Journalist Ravish Kumar; Dr. Anant Maringanti, Exec. Director of Hyderabad Urban Lab; Atishi Marlena, Educator and MLA from Delhi; Anil Swarup IAS, former Secretary to the Government of India, and author; Justice R.A. Mehta and so on, in addition to distinguished Professors of IIM Ahmedabad.

Post the orientation programme; participants will pick a policy of their choice and do a practicum about an organization of their choice, related to the policy. The practicum would ideally take twenty days. Participants are expected to send a report to the RTERC, detailing the work they have done to earn a certificate from IIMA. This year, taking advantage of the virtual medium, participants shall continue to engage with each other during the research and preparation, and present their work upon conclusion.

Participants can also fill the google form link to apply to the program: https://forms.gle/fihEk9Ni9pXBQ8Ww5