“This seminar is not organised to raise an alternative narrative but to raise the true nationalist narrative in our educational system,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said during the proceedings.
Those who will lose their jobs were among those actively involved in setting up a teachers’ association on the campus
Today we are again in a climate that questions the value and scope of academic freedom. The freedom of our universities has been challenged by narrow considerations of what is perceived to be ‘public good.’
Umang was started by Deepak Kalra in 2006 when she refused to accept a secluded existence for her son. Now it has more than 300 children with disabilities.
It will probably take more than 10 years for these institutes to even register on the Indian research landscape. For them to become global players will require much more.
The Delhi government campaign has built accountability in schools and motivated teachers to move away from the syllabus to address the learning deficiencies that their students have.
According to a UGC statement, the letter received by JNU was a forgery and the commission has no plans to cut funding for such centres.
The oblique nature of structural violence leaves invisible marks on a Dalit student’s body and psyche that no autopsy can reveal.
The new uniform will have shorts, skirts or salwars that will be the same colour as the new RSS uniform.
Several universities were running such UGC-funded research centres that were set up under the 11th five-year plan and renewed under the 12th plan.
‘Navigating the Labyrinth: Perspectives on India’s Higher Education’ sheds light on the complex issues surrounding higher education in India and suggests possible solutions to some of them.
“Thanks to the Open Day, I got a chance to see and learn more about some of the concepts we studied in our text books,” said a school student from Mandya.
Dreams should not demand death as a price. A country that you call your home should not be the nightmare you live within. While Rohith Vemula chose, this is not a choice that he or Rajini Krish or others should ever consider or be forced to make.
On Monday, Muthukrishanan, a 25-year-old Dalit student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, was found hanging at the house of a friend. Reproduced here is an article he wrote last year on the Rohith Vemula movement.
“Today JNU failed Rajini Krish, our education system failed him … Instead of giving hope, our education institutions offer a feeling of fear and despair.”
At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.
Justice Dinesh Mehta expressed surprise that the university suspended Rajshree Ranawat simply because she had invited a a particular person to speak on campus.
Aajibaichi Shaala is not your ordinary school. At “grandmothers’ school” in Fangane, India, elderly women get the chance to learn how to read.
Much of the government’s recent attack on university spaces has been part of a larger plan to privatise higher education.
A strange nervousness engulfs the Big Media whenever they have to report something negative about the Sangh: they seem unwilling to tell viewers what happened without blunting the sharp, piercing edges.
In response to the rape threats issued on a public forum against Gurmehar Kaur, the government and its ministers ought to have clearly come out in support of the young student. They did exactly the opposite.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.
An FIR has been filed but the local police has not been receptive to the girls’ complaints.
A glimpse into the mind of those who assaulted students at Ramjas College.
The lynch mob is now targeting one of Delhi University’s most loved and respected professors.
The First Information Report lodged by the Delhi police at Maurice Nagar PS on the Ramjas violence bears little resemblance to the written complaints the victims filed.
Traditionally, institutions of higher education have served as fertile ground for discourses critical of the state. Yet, more and more institutions in the country are coming under fire for fostering an ethos of free expression and dissent. As the consequences of being deemed “anti-national” loom large, fear, violence and parochialism do not just endanger our universities– they threaten the cornerstone of our democracy.
Amid debates about higher education, The Wire republishes a letter written in solidarity for JNU with over 400 signatories from across India and the world.
The Ramjas College violence is the clearest sign yet of what is in store for the country if such politically-sanctioned hooliganism remains unchecked.
The cowards who fear the power of thinking should not delude themselves into believing the argumentative Indian can be so easily silenced.
In a further blow to freedom of speech and expression on campus, another university has ended up surrendering its rights in the face of a naked display of right-wing political aggression.
Cutting down vacancies need not be the only way that the UGC specified supervisor-researcher ratio can be ensured.
There are far too few occasions in an Indian student’s life where they are exposed to real scientists, much less, women scientists.
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.
In the light of Jodhpur University’s February 16 decision to suspend Prof Rajshree Ranawat for inviting Prof Nivedita Menon to deliver a lecture on nationalism earlier this month, The Wire is republishing an article Menon wrote about the ‘controversy’.
“If a girl is ugly and handicapped, then it becomes difficult for her to get married,” says a textbook for class XII students prescribed by the Maharashtra board.
The back-and-forth over the quality of select institutes hides a remarkable national disinterest in improving the quality of the average engineering college.
This Budget will benefit only a selected few children in higher education, depriving millions of children from their universal rights to education.
With a new policy on education awaited for more than a year now and no signs of what might be in the offing, any hopes of some indications from the Survey and the Budget have also been belied.
As per the CBSE notification, “indigenous sports, yoga and NCC” should be encouraged to “create a sense of physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, patriotism, self-sacrifice and health care”.