We may be losing out by not encouraging our students to learn or conduct their research in their mother tongues. However, there are reasons displacing English as our preferred language would be disastrous.
Are CCTV cameras really the best way to keep schools sexual assault-free?
BHU’s Political Science students were asked to write essays on Kautilya, GST, Manu and globalisation in their examination.
JNU Cancels All Campus Events on Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid Demolition to ‘Maintain Communal Harmony’
The students’ union called the administration’s decision “ideological censorship”.
The founding fathers of our constitution envisaged an egalitarian society based on justice, equality, liberty and secularism. Does contemporary reality reflect these values?
Farida Khan married when she was 12 and became a single mother with two kids at the age of 16. In 2008, she started Pehchan, a coaching centre for young girls who dropped out of school. Khan continues to fight for women’s education despite the mounting financial troubles […]
While the college in Delhi named after Dyal Singh Majithia has fallen victim to pseudo-nationalism in secular India, the same institution in Lahore in Pakistan continues to be known as Dyal Singh College.
In an emotionally charged environment, suspicion is normalised, everything takes a political turn and even an unintended mistake by an otherwise well-meaning teacher is turned into a scandal.
Physical exclusion and indifference of the faculty towards the plight of marginisalised students is pushing many to suicide, and despite measures being in place, administrations are doing little to address the issues.
In conversation with educationist Geeta Dharmarajan about the ambitious multi-NGO-led national campaign to help 150 million school children who can read teach the 150 million who can’t.
World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?
Hiring experts and placement offices say that recruiters are increasingly seeking skilled candidates.
Disregarding appeals for implementing reservation quotas, other IIMs have issued admission notices not in compliance with the law.
And while the IITs have been in decline for many years now, some of the MHRD’s exclusivist policies are poised to drive them further into the ground.
Student activists have slammed the circular but the Vice Chancellor says the conditions have been in place for more than a decade
According to a notice issued by the chief proctor, fines between Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000 have been slapped on the students who allegedly prepared biryani near the building in June.
NET is a rational response to the broken state of higher education in India. Its long life is simply the UGC acknowledging that the system cannot be fixed.
The culture of ad-hocism and refusal of the university to strengthen faculties and stabilise financial grants are spelling disaster for teachers and students alike.
The current debates around sexual harassment have been reduced to a simple binary between due process of law and hall of shame, without engaging with contexts that create the possibilities of silences.
The ABVP-OBC Front alliance in the recent Hyderabad Central University student’s council elections reflect changes in subaltern political equations that could potentially decide India’s future.
Recent developments and past experiences suggest that Nalanda University will eventually become a failed experiment.
This data includes only those institutes affiliated to the main regulatory body – the All India Council for Technical Education – and does not include the IIMs.
All college and school students enrolled in the NSS have been told to participate.
What are the aptitudes, capabilities, skills and qualities that a university teacher/researcher – particularly in the domain of humanities and social sciences – needs to cultivate, and is the NET in tune with this spirit?
“Such attempts are part of a larger design of the BJP government to glorify some Hindu rulers and promote its Hindutva ideology.”
“I believe it is fair for me to demand that the nature of the allegation against me be made known to me so that I could make a specific response to it,” says the noted scholar.
As the editors of a social science journal resign, Apoorvanand asks: ‘Why do powerful people tasked with furthering glorious intellectual legacies turn out to be gods with feet of clay?’
The JNU vice-chancellor reportedly favours outsiders over home-trained PhDs for faculty positions. But is that really because he’s worried about candidates’ merit?
Defending the questions, BJP spokesperson says the questions are “related to the social fabric of the state that should be known by the aspirants of government jobs.”
Some of the allegations against VC include undermining the integrity of faculty selection process, violation of reservation policy and harassing teachers.
Only when our universities become the centre of consciousness and conscience, will we be equipped to realise the humane and noble aspirations envisioned by our nation’s founding fathers.
Instead of calculating the number of reserved seats based on the total number of faculty members at a university, the UGC wants the calculation to be department-wise.
The JNU Teachers Association set a three-day deadline for the vice chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar to submit his defence.
After more than a decade and a half of international intervention in Afghanistan, corruption, insecurity, waste, and other problems mean around two-thirds of Afghan girls still do not go to school, a rights group has said.
A “completely confusing statement” in a gazette notification has scientists wondering which of their papers will and won’t be considered towards their promotions in the future.
The world’s first private, performance-based investment aims to keep girls in rural Rajasthan in school. But can projects like that lead to high drop-out rates?
“We will provide assistance of Rs 10,000 crore to ten private universities and an equal number of government ones for a period of five years.”
Academic inbreeding tends to be particularly pernicious in India because it not only discriminates against well-qualified outsiders, it also lends to discrimination against meritorious insiders.
Affirmative action can only be one, albeit extremely crucial, link in a chain of policies that need to be designed to battle caste disadvantage.
In an open letter, students from the institute had highlighted several concerns on the way things were being run.