Entries by VIF

A Visit to Asawarpur

– Rohit Parakh   On Day 8 of the BootCamp, there was more excitement than usual amongst the BootCamp delegates for we were going to go the highly awaited field visit. As for most of the delegates (myself included) this was a first-ever exposure to seeing the countryside in Haryana, we were unsure what to expect. […]

BootCamp in 39 quotes

Compiled by Yash Sharma   “It’s not about Make in India, It’s about Making India” ~ Dr R Balasubramaniam “It’s not the politicians or the bureaucrats, but the Judiciary that is most responsible for this present state of the country.” ~ Dr Jayaprakash Narayan “The government without a Result Framework Document is like playing soccer with goal […]

21 Days to Deepen Democracy

Somya Bajaj   Policy? Check. BootCamp? Check. 21 days? Unsure. When the post popped on my desktop, I was delighted. A graduate with infinite dreams and a vision for the nation, with an unsatiating corporate job and goal to pursue a PhD in development Economics, needs motivation and a force to propel her dreams. And […]

Digital Classroom: experiences from ground

Chaitanya from Vision India Foundation worked with the Andhra Pradesh Government for implementing a pilot project on Digital Classrooms. The summary below shows his experiences about dealing with such projects. Objectives Assess the impact of technological interventions (Digital content and tablet-based learning) on learning outcomes, and Assess the challenges in scaling up the project Tasks […]

An Invisible Factor: Building a Model Village

Aditya Deshmukh One of the CWC officers asked, “What are the places we have to visit?” The answer given by volunteer from Hiware Bazar stunned me for a minute. “You can’t see the unity of our village in any of the buildings. We have transformed these barren lands through mere unity. If you want to […]

Budget Shows Government Lacks Experience in Higher Education and R&D

Dr Anand Bulusu I think India is not yet ready with innovating technological industry. Hence we don’t have much interest from industries for sponsored research and planned R&D manpower development. Industries mostly import equipment and are satisfied working in that mode. MNCs (especially in Microelectronics) do a lot of R&D, sponsor a lot of PhDs. […]

Attending Budget Session Live in the Parliament

Ashish Singh As every citizen of India, I always wanted to see our temple of democracy, the Parliament of India. Finally I got the opportunity to visit the parliament on the most awaited budget day of 2015-16, through my regional MP Shri Ganesh Singh ji (MP SATNA). The big hall of Lok Sabha was same […]

Comments on the Union Budget 2015

Shobhit Mathur, Executive Director, VIF The Union Budget presented on Feb 28th was highly awaited as it was the first full budget to be presented by the Narendra Modi government. It promised to indicate the direction of the Economic Policy from the new government which came to power with a historic mandate. Though there were […]

100 days: Journey so far

Vision India Foundation was launched on 6th November 2014 by Shri Suresh Prabhu and Dr R Balasubramaniam at IIT Delhi. As we complete 100 days, we want to share our journey so far. We started as an initiative by alumni and faculty members of different IITs. Now we are represented at 20 different institutes of […]