Delhi's 'Chunauti' Education Scheme Based On Abhijit Banerjee's Work: Arvind Kejriwal

Abhijit Banerjee’s pathbreaking work has also benefitted lakhs of Delhi govt school children: Delhi CM


NEW DELHI: Nobel Prize winner Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee was the inspiration behind the Delhi government’s education reform scheme “Chunauti” to put a check on dropout rate of the students, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. “Abhijit Banerjee’s pathbreaking work has also benefitted lakhs of children studying in Delhi govt schools. One of Delhi govt’s most imp education reform ‘Chunauti’ has transformed govt school classroom teaching. It is based on the model developed by him.

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“Big day for every Indian. Heartiest congratulations to eminent economist Abhijit Banerjee for being among the winners of this year’s Nobel prize for Economics. Work on poverty alleviation gets highest endorsement (sic),” Mr Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.

Delhi government had introduced the scheme in 2016 seeking to check dropout of the students and improve education quality with special focus on the weakest students.