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Casteism in City Colleges and Classrooms

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Aarushi Punia It is a common myth perpetrated by upper caste faculty, students, politicians, and media that caste superiority and casteism is exercised amongst uneducated people in the villages, and not amongst the educated in urban and academic spaces. The myth of city colleges and classrooms being caste-free stems from the unidentifiability of the conventional …


Systematic Dismantling of Social Justice & Equity in Higher Education by the Modi Government

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Dr. Magilan Karthikeyan In the Indian union of states, the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are considered the most socially and educationally disadvantaged groups among the other disadvantaged sections, namely other backward castes (OBCs) and religious minorities.1 Despite several policy interventions, the number of OBC/SC/ST/Minority students enrolled in higher education continues to remain …


Mockery of Electoral System in Central University of Gujarat

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  Vinod Kumar & Hawaldar Bharti Student movements in general, and students’ union election system in particular, have systematically been made non-effective through various government rulings by several electoral reform committees, particularly Lyngdoh Committee recommendations. In most of the Universities either there is no system of student representatives who can raise their voice for the …


Faculty positions in English at Ashoka University

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  Tenured/tenure-track faculty position in English, Rank Open We are looking for active scholars and committed teachers at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, who are engaged with one or more of the following fields: 1. Translation Studies2. Digital Humanities3. Literary Theory4. Medieval/Early Modern literatures5. Poetry and Poetics6. Dalit Studies Applications are welcomed from …


Social Justice in Higher Education: An Ever Receding Goal

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Hany Babu MT The letter dated 5 March 2018 from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to the higher educational institutions regarding the implementation of reservation in teaching posts has once again made it abundantly clear that those who are at the helm of affairs in the Ministry of Human Resources (MHRD) and the UGC have …


Open Letter to UoH Faculty: Which Side Are You? With the Oppressed or the Oppressor?

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Murali Ramathoti Two professors and 27 students were abducted forcibly by Telangana Police from Hyderabad Central University on 22nd of March, 2016. Police had beaten students brutally in a lupine laathi charge and almost hundreds of students were hospitalized on the same day. Entire University was under police occupation for four days from 22nd. And …


Condemning the shrinking democratic spaces in educational institutions

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  From the National Law School of India University, Bangalore  We, the concerned students, researchers and teaching faculty, of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore express deep condolences on the sad demise of Mr. Rohith Vemula, a PhD scholar in Science, Technology and Society Studies Programme at the University of Hyderabad (UoH). Rohith …