Nam Peri’s work on India’s unofficial cramming-college capital inspires a piece in The Economist

Graduate School of Education’s doctoral student Narasimham Peri has been doing some highly innovative work in the area of knowledge production in traditional industries and livelihood alternatives to post-compulsory education. So much so that his blog post Emerging discontinuities in employment-led education has been picked up by The Economist and used as a basis for a fascinating account of how one of Hyderbad’s neighbourhoods has become an unofficial IT training hub, developing ‘salary-boosting skills at warp speed’. The piece was published on 30th March 2017 and is available online.

We are thrilled to see that Narasimham’s academic work resonates with the general public and is having a real impact both within and outside academia.


Editor’s note: Narasimham (Nam) Peri is a doctoral candidate affiliated with the Research Network Globalisation, Education & Social Futures in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. His research has been supervised by Professor Susan Robertson, Professor Roger Dale and Dr Angeline Mbogo Barrett.