“The websites www.srishtanews.com and www.dainikbharat.com are spreading reports claiming that JNU students are glorifying the Sukma Naxal attack,” JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said.
Universities exist for the sake of free inquiry and uninhibited debate. If that’s not what they are doing, they may as well cease to be.
If the NIRF ranking was not an exercise in chest-thumping, it would not attempt to condense all the information available on a university in just one number.
The student leader played a key role in establishing the way JNU students actively organise movements across the country addressing issues of Dalits, women, labourers and students.
Those who will lose their jobs were among those actively involved in setting up a teachers’ association on the campus
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
The oblique nature of structural violence leaves invisible marks on a Dalit student’s body and psyche that no autopsy can reveal.
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.
“Today JNU failed Rajini Krish, our education system failed him … Instead of giving hope, our education institutions offer a feeling of fear and despair.”
When Balraj Sahni spoke truth to power.
We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
Reports say Delhi police likely to take the view that sedition charge against Kanhaiya Kumar will not hold.
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.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.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.
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.
Cutting down vacancies need not be the only way that the UGC specified supervisor-researcher ratio can be ensured.
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.
We are at a unique historical conjuncture that has brought large numbers of students from Bahujan, Dalit and Adivasi communities to universities. But have we rendered these spaces apposite to their needs, expectations and educational ideals?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
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.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
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.
Kanhaiya Kumar tells us about his formative years as a political activist, challenges he faced as JNUSU president, his views on contemporary national politics and how a boy from a small town in Bihar landed in a prison in Delhi (Tihar).
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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.
What the Rohith Vemula and Najeeb Ahmed cases tell us about how India’s relationship with its ‘others’ – the minorities – is pathologised by the enforcement of exaggerated discourse of difference amidst unrecognisably similar lives and cultural practices.
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.