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.
Bodies like JNU’s GSCASH sensitise and create dialogue on gender and sexual politics at the university, and on how this interplays with other social and cultural locations and identities.
According to the home ministry, the institutes have failed to file their annual returns for the last five years.
The ABVP, students’ wing of the RSS, won two panel posts as well – secretary and joint secretary.
An event scheduled in Delhi University to try and initiate conversations of various kinds was cancelled due to ‘security concerns’, only highlighting how free academic spaces have shrunk.
The HRD minister’s decision to ‘let teachers teach’ doesn’t come from concern for teachers’ and students’ welfare; it is only another way to cut government spending on higher education.
Disha, whose posters were used as visuals in a Republic TV news piece covering pro-ISIS slogans in DU has demanded an apology for the defamation.
Students of public universities in Delhi explain the difficulties they face in attending lectures and writing exams that are primarily conducted in English.
The censored event, Mukhatib, got converted to a space of silent protest, vibrant discussion, songs and poetry.
“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.
Former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba was sentenced to life in prison for alleged links to Maoists and for “waging war” against India by a sessions court on Tuesday.
Our live coverage of the citizen’s march to parliament against ABVP’s violence in Ramjas college of Delhi University.
His comments come in the backdrop of the ongoing tussle between RSS-affiliate ABVP and left-backed AISA supporters in the Delhi University and a raging debate over free speech and nationalism.
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.
Students and faculty members have said that the administration is not holding the required consultative processes and making decisions in a secretive manner.
More than a thousand students marched in north campus to protest against the recent violence by members and supporters of ABVP, the student wing of the BJP.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.
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.
‘The kind of azaadi we fight for must be clarified: we are looking for the freedom to inquire and innovate.’
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.
The Ramjas College violence is the clearest sign yet of what is in store for the country if such politically-sanctioned hooliganism remains unchecked.
Left ‘shellshocked’ by the violence perpetuated by ABVP goons, a current Ramjas student says labelling the clashes ‘Left vs Right’ is inaccurate and misrepresents the students’ intentions.
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.
A fresh show cause notice has been issued to the central public information officer of DU for having failed to produce the records before the commission as directed.
The move by the CIC can likely revive the BJP-AAP spat over the prime minister’s educational qualifications.
DU’s Central Public Information Officer Meenkshi Sahay said that there was no malice in rejecting the RTI application and that she had to follow the policies laid down by the university.
Twice in the last three months, the Delhi high court has dealt a blow not only to publishers but also to copyright owners.
The meeting, called ‘The idea of a university’, was hosted by the left-wing student group All India Students Association (AISA) at the arts faculty at Delhi University’s north campus.
“A licensing system that presents photocopying as an infringement of copyrights, is detrimental to the interest of both authors and students.”
Copyright laws the world over acknowledge the importance of access as a way to disseminate knowledge. Why are then people upset that Indian courts want the same?
There are approximately 6000 ad-hoc (contractual) teachers at Delhi University. They are appointed every four months through interviews. But the negotiations and manoeuvring to clear these interviews take up the entire year.
On October 3, Pinjra Tod organised their second night march titled ‘Women Reclaim the Streets!’ in South Campus, Delhi University.
Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw stated that copyright is not a divine right and also lifted the restrictions that were imposed on the shop four years ago.
The ABVP finished with its worst-ever performance in recent history at JNU, having struggled to retain its traditional voters. Meanwhile, AISA has emerged as a formidable party at DU.
Last year and the year before that, ABVP won all four seats in the DUSU polls.
A glaring disconnect with students and issues of education has forced NSUI and ABVP to turn DUSU polls into a game of money and muscle-flexing.
In a statement mailed to The Wire, Jamia students wanted to know why their university had been singled out for such “surprise raids” .