Two day meeting on
Reflections on Six Years of Right to Education Act- 2009
July 22-23rd, 2016,IIT Gandhinagar

Ensuring elementary education for all children is a collective responsibility of the society. In this direction Government of India passed the landmark legislation “The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act”, popularly called Right to Education (RTE) Act  in 2009 . 

The RTE Act as it popularly called, hailed by some as a game changer in elementary education, has its fair share of praise as well as criticism. Six years into its implementation, the country is close to achieving universal enrollment, reduction in drop-out rates primary and upper primary level, and substantial improvement in government school infrastructure. But at the same time, several independent assessments have highlighted the abysmal learning levels in children. 

This workshop aims to provide a common forum for comprehensive review, debate and discussion on the RTE Act and implementation. It aims to bring many eminent educationists, academicians, policy makers and teachers to assess the RTE act and discuss future course, especially in the light of proposed New Education Policy.