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The Shikha Institute of Education was founded in 2022 to be the catalyst for shaping education as a systemic endeavour. We aim to create a new, low cost system of education that is built for scale, accessibility and high standards, relevant to creating lifelong learners, inquirers and problem solvers.

The institute works in the areas of curriculum development, education research, pedagogy instruction, educator capacity building, school management and outreach for sectoral change. 


The Curriculum Development department at Shikha Institute of Education aims to design a K-12 curriculum that will create learning opportunities and experiences that unleash the potential of children while accounting for the implementation constraints in the context of low-fee schools in India. The curriculum is designed and rapidly iterated with testing and feedback from the in-house lab school Shikha Academy. 


The aim of this department is to change the way the industry perceives ‘teacher’ and ‘school leader’ training. How do teachers prepare students for a world that doesn’t yet exist? How can teachers and principals be researchers and leaders of professional development contextual to India and the global south? All capacity building practices at the institute (internal and external facing) are founded in research, practice, and empathy. Therefore, we design capacity building experiences for teachers, facilitators, and school leaders and practically test the efficacy through our in-house lab school Shikha Academy and partner schools.