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The Substance of Higher Education in India

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  Nidhin Shobhana Any discussion on caste in Higher Education should include an overview of what constitutes higher education. In other words an overview of its substance. To begin with, how is higher education defined in India ? As per the Indian Standard Classification of Education, anybody who completes 9 months of formal study after …

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Death of a Student: Personal Tragedy or National Shame?

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  Asma Rasheed, K. Satyanarayana and Uma Bhrugubanda The suicide of Mudasir Kamran, a Kashmiri research scholar at the EFL University, Hyderabad has been described as “a personal issue” both by the university administration as well as other sections of society. Far from being so, we argue, his death is a symptom of a failure …

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The ‘Death of Merit’ and a debate on caste discrimination in educational institutions

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[ A Round Table India report ] Hyderabad, Aug, 07, 2011: The National Dalit Forum organized a screening of the ‘Death of Merit’ documentaries by the Insight Foundation, followed by a discussion on the suicides of Dalit students in institutions of higher education and on caste discrimination in campuses, today in the morning at Dr. …