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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 …

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Manifestation of Power Dynamics in Higher Educational Institutions during the Pandemic

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  Annesha Mukherjee, Satyaki Dasgupta and K Chandra Shekar The outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020 saw a number of reports highlighting the plight of students in the country because administrations of higher educational institutions asked them to vacate their hostels. In this light, we conducted a survey among students in September using Google …

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Presidency University engages with Dr. Ambedkar

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Ekalavya Ravidas The historic Hindu College of Calcutta, later named as Presidency College and currently known as Presidency University, has conventionally been an academic space almost exclusively occupied by the upper caste Hindus. The minorities of India, particularly those who are now known as SCs, STs, and OBCs and those who constitute 85% of India’s …

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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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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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An Open Letter to AUD: “The many ways a student can be violated by an institution”

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  Aroh Akunth  I am no more a student of Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). My right to education has been obstructed. This letter lists out the reasons which have kept me from pursuing my education at AUD. It’s been two months since I first informed the authorities about the issues I have been facing with …

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यूजीसी के इस फैसले से बदल जाएगा भारत में उच्च शिक्षा का परिदृश्य

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  अरविंद कुमार और दिलीप मंडल ‘नीयत’ यानी इंटेंशन अगर सही नहीं हो तो भारतीय दर्शन परंपरा में महिमामंडित ‘न्याय’ और ‘नीति’ का समागम भी समतामूलक आदर्श समाज की संरचना नहीं कर सकता।  विश्वविद्यालय अनुदान आयोग ने ‘राष्ट्रीय पात्रता परीक्षा (नेट)’ में एससी, एसटी, ओबीसी व विकलांग वर्ग को दिये जाने वाले आरक्षण के नियम में भारी बदलाव किया …

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#Occupy UGC to discuss Annihilation of Caste

First edition of Annihilation of Caste

  #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 …