In an unprecedented disciplinary move, a circular was sent to teachers asking them to notify the registrar of their involvement in the strike.
The JNU teachers’ association announced the public lecture series, ‘Democratising Social Justice’, to be held from January 18, to protest against administrative high-handedness.
The National Book Trust has refused to allow a discussion on Avijit Ghosh’s book, Up Campus Down Campus, at the New Delhi World Book Fair, raising suspicions of the government acting preemptively to prevent dissent.
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The JNU administration under vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar is trying to systematically stamp out the right to dissent within the campus, writes Mohit Pandey, president of the university’s students’ union.
The administration has been encroaching on the educational structures of JNU which is dangerously undermining the democratic ethos of the university.
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In a letter to the vice chancellor, members of the academic council have demanded that the council’s meeting be reconvened for more inclusive participation and decision-making.
Holding academic council meetings in the winter vacations and bypassing the voices of a majority of teachers is the latest instance of the university administration’s attempt to erode institutional structures.
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Eminent poets, politicians and students groups had criticised the charges of sedition against the author and had implored the state government to intervene.
As students and his family allege that the police and administration aren’t doing their jobs, details on what happened before Ahmed disappeared remain unclear.
While we resist acts of violence like Tara’s death, we must also resist and challenge the institutional violence that is perpetuated everyday.
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Eminent citizens have unequivocally condemned the Bastar police’s efforts to frame academics and political activists in the murder of a tribal villager.
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Agitating JNU students had confined the vice chancellor, M. Jagadesh Kumar, and about 12 other officials in the university’s administrative building.
JNU student Najeeb Ahmad has allegedly been missing since Saturday night, after an altercation with ABVP students.
Students are always the greatest victim of ill conceived and patchy courses; the Sanskrit Centre owes it to them to engage seriously with the suggestions the Academic Council made.
The Sangh’s stranglehold over the university has subsumed democratic representation and heightened gender discrimination on campus.
The Hindutva ideology propagated by the organisation, represents a unitary vision of politics and development, which can be more easily aligned with the scientific rather than humanistic mode of thinking.
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.
The three JNU students were charged with sedition for an event on campus discussing Afzal Guru.
The elite within the police service cultivate a quasi-feudal culture of command that ensures they remain within political favour.
The 21 JNU students were slapped with varied punishments ranging from rustication, hostel debarment to financial penalty on basis of the probe by the committee that found them guilty.
The students came in defence of the current owner after a “final warning” letter was sent to the current owner to vacate the premises within ten days.
A first-year Ph.D student at JNU was alleged raped by fellow student and AISA activist Anmol Ratan.
Though I reject the slogan, merely demanding azadi will not be a crime unless one goes further and commits violence, or organises violence, or incites imminent violence.
In a statement mailed to The Wire, Jamia students wanted to know why their university had been singled out for such “surprise raids” .
The MHRD has sent out a list of guidelines to all universities on how to celebrate Independence Day, including fancy dress competitions, a ‘freedom run’, singing patriotic songs, early morning walks and more.
University authorities have denied having prior knowledge of the magazine’s launch and are scrutinising its content to remove ‘anti-national’ content.
“They want to bring serious researchers back into JNU. The UGC that way has done a great job with the faculty recharge program, starting in various universities to try to get the stagnation out.”
Renown economist JosephStiglitz specifically called out the government’s crackdown on NGOs as well as their reaction to the February 9 incident at JNU.
Irani’s tenure will be remembered for it complete departure from a public-funded education system towards greater privatisation and saffronisation.
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The absence of explicit mechanisms for student input in the draft document implies there is no clear plan of prioritising those that the higher education system is meant to serve.
Past and present governments have been unsuccessful in controlling powerful organisations like the Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena and the Sanatan Sanstha because of the nexus between their followers and politicians.
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