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Reservation: Pondicherry University does not follow UGC guidelines

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  Jishnu EN A PhD candidate and alumnus of Pondicherry University has decided to go to the court against the reservation policy of the University which ‘systematically’ keeps the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students out of the campus. Srutheesh. S, who secured fourth rank in the general merit list for PhD in Mass Communication …

Assertion

FYUP will cause the entire higher education system to collapse: Jenny Rowena

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  Gurinder Azad for Neel Kranti Media In the continuing series of protests against the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) several students groups, including Students’ Union of India and UDSF of Jawaharlal Nehru University, with several activists and faculty groups demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Human Resource Development today i.e. on 11th June, …

Features

Some ‘Non-Meritorious’ Reflections: Reservation Policy and Its Side Effects

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Anoop Kumar (This article was first published in INSIGHT in its November 2004 issue on ‘Reservations’. Anoop Kumar is one of the founder-members of the magazine) 1. Why India continuously gets outwitted by Pakistan in diplomacy at various international fora? Can any of the readers guess? No? Let me explain to you. It is because …

Features

Mockery of Reservation at the University of Delhi

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Academic Forum for Social Justice The University of Delhi is a fully funded Central University established under an Act of Parliament. As per the provisions of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act of 2006 (CEI Act), the University should reserve its seats as follows: 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, and …

Features

“Two glass system” in a Central University: The unseen ways of caste discrimination

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Hany Babu The University of Delhi, which is the biggest central university of our country, ranked above all the other central universities, and situated in the urban space of the national capital, would, as per typical (read upper-caste, middle-class, urban) responses, not be the kind of place where there can be much relevance to caste, …

Policy

Agitation for OBC Reservation at Delhi University

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[Statement Forwarded by Anoop Patel, AIBSF] A group of students and teachers of Delhi University staged a protest demonstration in front of Ramjas College. A delegation met the Principal, Ramjas College and put forward their demands. After staging the demonstration the group marched to the office of the Dean of Students’ Welfare (Delhi University) and continued …