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Policy

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 …

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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 …

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Rohith, an Ideology against Manu’s Progeny

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  Purna Naik BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association), JNU The progeny of Manu have been injecting poison once again in the name of “truth” and “lies”. However, it is not a secret anymore to anyone that both “truth” and “lies” are manufactured by these history- sheeters since time immemorial. First Manu, through his “Supreme …

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MHRD’s Trail of Letters Hounding Dalit Students of UoH

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  Round Table India How does Brahmanism operate seamlessly across institutions, political organizations, political parties and the Govt. ministry to hound research students from Dalit communities? How do they work together to manufacture fake ‘anti-national’ narratives to execute social boycott on Dalit students? To get a glimpse of the above processes, please read the trail …

Features

An Appeal to the Struggling Masses

Expelled students forced to vacate hostels

  Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (UoH) Five Dalit research scholars at University of Hyderabad have been subjected to suspension from hostels and social boycott barring them from accessing the hostels, administration building, public places and participating in Students’ Union elections. This is in the context of the incidents that unfolded on 03/08/2015 and …

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#Occupy UGC to discuss Annihilation of Caste

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  #Occupy UGC – Day 21 – 10th November 2015 Irrespective of day or night we are continuing our occupation at UGC against the UGCs decision of scrapping Non-Net Fellowships and the larger plan of government to sell off education sector to the WTO-GATS. While some of us continue to sit at UGC, many others …

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Banning a Student Group: Fighting alongside Ambedkar & Periyar

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  Dickens Leonard M A war has been unleashed – political cultures that believe in dialogue and democratic transformation are battling against those which forcefully dictate determinism and fatalism! Students across India protest against the “de-recognition” of Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC), an independent students’ group at the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (IIT-M), …

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APSC and the Brahmanic domination in IIT Madras

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   Rupesh Kumar The ban on Ambedkar Periyar Student Circle (APSC) in IIT Madras, endorsed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development and undersigned by the Minister Smriti Irani, is nothing but the operation of the Brahmanical caste system to exclude alternative voices from Indian academia and its polity. It is a new strategy by …