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Ratul Chowdhury

Senior Project Associate, Rajasthan Education Project

Having done his school education from a government institution in Kolkata, Ratul experienced the challenges and opportunities presented by the public education from very close quarters. While pursuing his Post-Graduation degree in International Relations and Political Science from Jadavpur University, Ratul recognized his strong urge to be a part of the social development sector. This took him to the prestigious Young India Fellowship Programme at Ashoka University (Haryana) - on a full scholarship - where he got the opportunity to expand the horizon of his thoughts and knowledge through a multidisciplinary liberal arts curriculum. After the fellowship, as a Senior Manager at STIR Education, Ratul was responsible for forming partnerships with state governments, designing leadership development modules for school teachers and government officials across 3 Indian states - Delhi, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh and remotely in Uganda. He has also facilitated strategic communications and programme readiness workshops for over 30 internal staff members. As a consultant, Ratul's has consulted a few non-profits and social enterprises such as Child Rights and You (CRY), LRTT (Limited Resources Teacher Training), Swaniti Initiative and Tata Trusts in designing and managing large-scale education programmes.