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Urgent Appeal: Help a meritorious Dalit girl student secure her admission in UK University

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  Round Table India T Siri Chandana, a BSc (Maths, Physics, Computer Science) student from Adikavi Nannaya University in Rajahmundry,  Andhra Pradesh, has received offers of Admission and Excellence/Merit Scholarship from three Universities in the UK: University of Salford in Manchester, Wrexham Glyndwr University in Wrexham and Solent University, Southampton to study Master’s program in Computer Science/Information Technology …

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TISS Student Politics: Duality of Position and Stand

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  Deepak Kumar Nanda The foremost question in the current TISS Students’ Union 2019-20 elections in Mumbai campus  should have been: what happened to the promise of ‘snatching away’ of the fee waiver of the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship students in Hostel and Dining Hall? Especially, since the very same group—which promised to fight …

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The Cost of a Poor Brahmin: Notes from History

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  Nidhin Donald E.A.H Blunt in his book The Caste System of Northern India spends an entire chapter on how castes governed themselves in everyday lives. Based on the U.P. Census Report of 1911, he describes the functions and forms of punishments instituted by jaati panchayats. Blunt points out that feeding the brahmin or paying …

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Shahu Maharaj, the original champion of right to education

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  Ram Gaikwad Introduction Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj was the great king (1894–1922) of the princely state of Kolhapur of Maharashtra. Chh. Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj realized the importance of education for all. At present, the Government of India and state governments have adopted the same strategy of providing free primary education to all. But even …

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Statement of Adivasi Students’ Forum (ASF), TISS

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JOHAR TISS/ ADIVASI STUDENTS’ FORUM’S (ASF) STATEMENTTATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 28th April 2018.  Why Tata Institute of Social Sciences should not ask Hostel and Dining Hall charges from the eligible GoI- PMS students belonging to ST/SC/ OBC (NC) communities?  67th Day of STRIKE!  Our Struggle Continues…!! The results for the various M.A. programs at …

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32 Days of Students’ Protests in TISS #injusTISS

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  TISS Alumni  Letter of Solidarity by TISS Alumni March 23, 2018. This date marks the completion of a month of students’ protests over the withdrawal of fee waivers to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Caste – Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NC) students availing Government of India Post Matric Scholarship (GoI-PMS) in …

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From Brahmanisation to Privatisation: The Case of Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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  Arun Mahanand From Brahmanisation to Privatisation of Education, at the Cost of Dalit-Bahujan Students: Case of Tata Institute of Social Sciences Until the last semester, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) would provide financial support to students from SC, ST and OBC categories, who were eligible for Government of India’s (GoI) Scholarships. Students …

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National Overseas Scholarships for SC/STs: An Invitation

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  Jai Bhim, As you are aware almost 50% to 70% scholarships of Government for Higher Education Abroad have gone waste this year. Ex. 1: In Maharashtra state, 24 scholarships are still available. 50% loss for us. Ex. 2: Govt of India had 100 National Overseas scholarships for SC/STs. Only 30 students got selected. So …

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A Day to Rewind History: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Scholarships Award Function

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(Message from Dhammabhoomi, Palwal) On 21st July 1913, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar entered Columbia University, with the help of the Scholarship given by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. With that help he got the opportunity to take up higher education. Since 99 years, no similar event has happened. It was the lack of our efforts. After analyzing …