In contemporary years, there has been an incremental realization that urbanization is set to accelerate with India’s transition to faster economic growth, but there is still an inadequate understanding about the need to plan for urbanization. As a result, the urban centres became a source of exclusion of many sections in the manifold. Frequently, the children are one of most affected section with exclusion from their basic rights in rapid expansion of urban centres.At this point, the majorconcern is relatable to the deprived children in urban centres. For the most part, the urban government is unable to ensure the right of education of children who are in very deprived conditions in urban slums. Predominantly, the governments have much responsibility in discharging basic rights to all sections with an inclusive approach. In the whole phenomena of urbanization, the children, particularly from deprived experience, occupies very crucial part in policy discussion of both government and research domain. While it has been a major challenge to the government in urban centres of India.The present paper makes an attempt to assess the challenges in providing education for deprived children in urban centres of India. It, further, focuses on what are the immediate areas of attention by the government and researchers for betterment of educational opportunities of the children. 


Urbanization, Deprived Children, Education, Policy Challenges.

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