On visiting Edinburgh for a lecture on his work, he agreed to give an interview with the Ragged University. We sat down in the grounds of Edinburgh Napier University in view of Craiglockart hill and talked. In the interview he talks about the surprising results and what he is doing to develop these self directed learning scenarios in the UK and other places. He discusses the findings more clearly and what his vision of the future of education and technology might hold.
Since the 1970s, Professor Mitra’s publications and work have stimulated training and development of hundreds of thousands of young Indians, helping to develop the capabilities of some of the poorest children in the world.