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The myth of ‘Departmental Politics’


   Deepali Salve Ever since I got into university for higher education, one word that I have constantly heard is “politics”. As I did not face casteism/exploitation till my graduation, I was far away from experiencing what casteism exactly is! There was an illusion in my mind as a child that teachers engaged in beating …


Govt. of India should send One Lakh SC ST youths abroad for Higher Education


  Anshul Kumar Men sitting on the pinnacle of the palace “So, I went one day to Linlithgow and said, concerning the expense of education, “If you will not get angry, I want to ask a question. I am equal to fifty [high school] graduates, am I not?” He had to agree to that. Then …


Are IITs safe for Dalit Students?

Aniket Ambhore

The Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle (APPSC), IIT Bombay Aniket Ambhore, a student of electrical engineering, had fallen to his death from the sixth floor of hostel 13 on September 4, 2014. An SC student, he was alleged to have committed suicide. After his parents wrote to the IIT director, a three-member committee was set …


Asserting voices of marginalized youth in university space


Sudarshan Kasbe  In 2017 two dalit students pursuing higher education committed suicides in premier institutes of India which really shook the nation. These suicides cannot be looked at as independent events but are subject to critical scrutiny by researchers in the wake of the hierarchical structure present in Indian education system. After 73 years of …


Dalit Women in Higher Education in Odisha

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  Saraswati Suna “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Education is a path for equal opportunity and ensures possibilities for individual growth, social mobilities and economic empowerment to the oppressed, Dalit and marginalized communities. However, education throughout Indian history has only …


ഫാത്തിമയുടെ ആത്മഹത്യയും ഐ.ഐ.ടി സമീപനങ്ങളും

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വിജു വി.വി (ഈ എഴുത്ത് സമഗ്രമോ നിഷ്പക്ഷമോ ആണെന്ന് അവകാശപ്പെടുന്നില്ല.. വ്യക്തിപരമായ നിലപാടുകളോ പ്രത്യയശാസ്ത്രസ്വാധീനമോ ഒക്കെ കടന്നുവന്നിട്ടുണ്ടാകാം. എങ്കിലും എന്താണ് ഇവിടെ സംഭവിച്ചത് എന്നതിനെകുറിച്ച് ധാരണയുണ്ടാക്കാന്‍ ഈ കുറിപ്പ് സഹായിച്ചേക്കും) ഒന്ന് ശനിയാഴ്ച ഉച്ചയ്ക്ക് ഭക്ഷണം കഴിച്ചുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നതിനിടയിലാണ് ഐ.ഐ.ടിയില്‍ വിദ്യാര്‍ഥിനി ആത്മഹത്യ ചെയ്തിട്ടുണ്ട് എന്ന വിവരം അറിയുന്നത്. സ്വാഭാവികമായ ഉത്കണ്ഠയുടെ ഭാഗമായി നടത്തിയ അന്വേഷണത്തില്‍ അത് എന്റെ തന്നെ ഡിപ്പാര്‍ട്ട്മെന്റിലെ(ഹ്യുമാനിറ്റീസ് ആന്‍ഡ് സോഷ്യല്‍ സയന്‍സസ്) ഇന്റഗ്രേറ്റഡ് എം.എയിലെ പെണ്‍കുട്ടിയാണ് എന്നറിഞ്ഞു. അപ്പോഴാണ് എനിക്ക് പരിചയമുള്ള ആര്‍ദ്രയെ വിളിച്ചതും …


In Solidarity with Scholar-Activist Prof Hany Babu

kk baburaj

KK Baburaj In my college days in Maharaja’s during the 80s, MT Harish was one of my closest friends. Now a professor in medical college, his home then in Punkunnam, Thrissur was a common hangout place for me during those days. During the time spent there we used to watch world classic cinemas from video …


Social Exclusion of Migrant Dalit Girls in Higher Education: The Case of Fergusson College, Pune

Dnyanada and Ajay

  Dnyanda Lad and Ajay Rahulwad Introduction Discrimination and exclusion on the basis of caste and gender have a natural effect on mental health of students. Many suicides have been committed in colleges in the last few years. Payal Tadvi, Rohith Vemula and many more individual Dalit students have been victims of these exclusionary institutional …