With the first release of OECD PISA results for India, and with the release of one more year of Pratham data, there has been an upsurge in interest in education in India. The following set of materials are a useful reading kit to get a grip of the field.
- At the crossroads, in Pragati, 16 February 2012.
- Education in India at the crossroads, 24 January 2012.
- Ila Patnaik in the Indian Express, 20 January 2012.
- ASER 2011 report by Pratham. Article in the Indian Express on this by Rukmini Banerji.
- Accountability in education by Jeff Hammer, 18 January 2012.
- The first PISA results for India: The end of the beginning by Lant Pritchett, 5 January 2012.
- The Right to Education Act: A critique by Parth Shah, 1 April 2010. Also see Raghuram Rajan and Abhijit Banerjee 20 February 2010.
- Getting results on education and health expenditures of government, by Lant Pritchett and Jeff Hammer, 16 July 2009.
- Ila Patnaik on the then draft Right to Education Bill, 13 January 2008.
- The mess in education by me in the Business Standard, 28 February 2006.
- The World Bank's WDR 2004: Making services work for poor people.
- Rethinking elementary education by me in the Business Standard, 1 July 1998.
- The THES ranking of the top 400 universities of the world. The only win for India in this list is IIT Bombay (ranked in the 301-350 range).
- The six ingredients for a great university, 5 January 2010. And, read Larry Summers in the New York Times on the key ingredients of the university of the future.
- Andre Beteille on private and public education, 27 August 2008.
- Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express, 26 August 2008.
- Don't play Arjun Singh's game by me in the Business Standard, 7 June 2006.