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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 …


Why do we demand immediate removal of Prof. A P Pandey from Vice Chancellorship of Manipur University?

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  Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) 2017-18 Just after Prof H N K Sarma completed his tenure as Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University in 2016, there was a state of commotion. University faced tensions, a war of words among different sections of the University community. One after another, Vice-Chancellors-in-charge resigned as the sky of the university …


University as a Subject to Truth-process

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 Vishal Verma                                                                      The word ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium,(Latin: universtas, ‘a whole’) which roughly means ‘community of teachers and scholars’. The term ‘university’ was first used in the 14th century. But, as we know from history, there existed well-established universities much before the 14th century, including Nalanda University. Certainly, …


उच्च शिक्षणाचे दरवाजे खुले व्हावे म्हणून TISS चे मुख्य गेट बंद आंदोलन सुरु आहे


  सुजित निकाळजे (Sujit Nikalje) गेल्या काही वर्षांपासून शिक्षणाचे बाजारीकरण होत असून ७५ वर्षांपासून सामाजिक कार्यामध्ये ‘सामाजिक न्यायासाठी’ उभ्या असणाऱ्या टाटा सामाजिक विज्ञान संस्थेने इतर खाजगी शिक्षण संस्थांप्रमाणे शिक्षणाचे बाजारीकरण करून अनुसूचित जाती-जमाती, OBC व इतर कमकुवत तबक्यांतील विद्यार्थ्यांना शुल्क आकरण्यात आले व भरण्याची सक्ती केली आहे. शिक्षणाचे बाजारीकरण थांबवून भारतीय संविधानाने ठरवून दिलेल्या मूलभूत …


Of Brahminism and Everyday Politics

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  Deepika Parya & Sahil Barhate The presence of caste discrimination in Indian Universities predates independence. The introduction of National Law Schools was necessitated by the dearth of competent legal professionals in the country. However, inaccessibility to these institutions is not only marked by the so-called ‘entrance tests’ but also the unjust structures that are …


What’s caste? What’s reservation?

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  Vinay Shende Every few days, there are news and reports that come out telling us that SC/ST/OBC students committed suicide or dropped-out from College/ University due to Caste discrimination. Many of the students may not have a complete knowledge or awareness of issues like Caste/Reservation. Many students hear of taunts of Reservation right from …


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


  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 …