Top 16 presenters of CONVOKE 2021-22 presented their research papers during the technical session organized by NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation

Top 16 presenters of CONVOKE 2021-22 presented their research papers during the technical session organized by NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation

Convoke is a National research Symposium which aims at addressing challenges in imparting education and strengthening its quality with special focus on all teachers, educationists, heads of schools across India. This initiative is a partnership between NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. Convoke 2021-2022 was launched on 9th December 2021.

This year, research papers were received from across 26 states and UTs of India. NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation have evaluated the papers as per the pre-defined matrix followed by shortlisting 16 papers that were presented on 30th March 2022. Later, the top three papers will be awarded in a valedictory session at a National level.

The 16 research papers are on the following themes:- 

  1. New Normal – Challenges and Opportunities
  2. Teaching-Learning – Logic and Scientific Skills
  3. Teaching-Learning – Strategy 
  4. Girl Child and Leadership


Teachers, heads of schools, academicians, and grassroots educationists from across the country came together for academic discussions, intellectual exchange in Convoke 2021-2022 National Research Symposium hosted by NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation

During the conference, Dr. VK Paul, Member of NITI Aayog expressed his thoughts by saying ‘Research in education is a very important dimension. The journey of research is finding the truth, which is unbiased, and this is what should be celebrated’

Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO, of Bharti Foundation said “Our focus is on micro-research by teachers and heads of schools. We are starting a culture of research in education that will enhance and promote evidence-based teaching.”

It was also a pleasure to have Prof. N.V. Varghese (Vice-Chancellor, NIEPA), Dr. Donna M Velliaris (Head of Mission & Values, International School of the Sacred Heart, Japan), Prof. Venita Kaul (Ambedkar University), and Prof. Sridhar Srivastava (Joint Director, National Council of Educational Research and Training ( NCERT ) and Chairman, NIOS), for gracing the event and encouraging the presenters as well as Dr. Renu Singh (Country Director, Young Lives) and Mr. Antony Nellissery (Chief School Excellence, Bharti Foundation) for moderating the sessions; jury members – Dr. Kashyapi Awasthi (Asst. Professor, NIEPA) and Ms. Abha Adams (Educationist).

In keeping with the National Education Policy 2020, this one-of-a-kind event strives to improve student learning outcomes. Research papers were received from states including Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Sikkim.

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