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Published on Nov 11, 2014
This video is a recording of a panel discussion on "Benefits and challenges of multilingual education in India" organised by British Council India on 18 September. This event was part of the research roundtable on multilingual education that was held on 18 and 19 September in Delhi. Chaired by Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti of the British Council in India, the panel featured Dr Dhir Jhingran (Unicef India), Prof Ianthi Tsimpli, Dr Rukmini Banerji (Pratham – ASER Centre), Prof Paul Gunashekar (EFL University, Hyderabad). The panellists addressed various aspects of multilingual education in India and elsewhere, with critical contributions from Prof Ajit Mohanty and Dr Mahendra Mishra (ICICI Foundation).
British Council is facilitating the formation of a research consortium of interested parties from India and the UK. The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) of the University of Reading is leading on the research form the UK end, and all project partners will jointly pursue external funding.