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Seven months on, family of UoH student who died of medical negligence upset that varsity didn't conduct an investigation 

Two months ago, after the family did a sit-in protest to demand an inquiry into his death, and the administration promised to constitute a committee to look into the matter

Published on 2nd March 2021
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University of Madras to reserve one seat in every department for transsexuals

Not just for transsexuals, the University will also be reserving a seat for differently abled people, sportspersons, wards of ex-servicemen and Tamil students of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Published on 28th February 2021
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NEP reflects Modi government's commitment towards empowerment of Indian languages: Amit Shah

The home minister said maximum efforts should be made for the use of the mother tongue and foster the wisdom passed on by it to strengthen the foundation of the country's culture in children

Published on 21st February 2021
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Anna University must follow Union government's 49.5% reservation quota: Madras High Court order

According to media reports, admission to the programmes funded by the union government's Department of Biotechnology will continue following the central reservation policy

Published on 19th February 2021
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Not a single ST PhD student was enrolled in 9 IIITs in the past two years, reveals MoE data

The Ministry has provided the data for only 17 out of the 25 IIITs. Of them 9, IIITs haven't had any ST PhD student enrolled in 2019 and 2020

Published on 17th February 2021
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UGC urges Universities to encourage students to take up national-level cow science exam

The 'Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination', for which there is no registration fee, will be held on February 25

Published on 17th February 2021
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Anna University: Madras HC asks Centre if it is trying to impose its reservation policy on TN institutes

The state said that under UGC guidelines, only state government policy must be followed by individual universities in the state

Published on 16th February 2021
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Indian High Commission in London writes open letter to UK MP Webbe regarding concerns on farmers' protest

The Farm Acts were duly discussed and debated in the Parliament of India and their benefits have started reaching more than 100 million small farmers instantly

Published on 16th February 2021
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UP HC asks Lucknow University to keep 180 assistant professor posts vacant till further notice

The decision was taken after an aspiring applicant filed a petition pointing out that the varsity has treated itself as one body for appointment of all posts instead of reserving seats department wise

Published on 16th February 2021
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Centre wants to destroy social justice in TN: MP Thirumavalavan fuels 69 per cent reservation debate in Parliament

This government is against social justice. This government is against the poor and working class people, the MP said

Published on 12th February 2021
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Report says SC, ST students vastly ignored, may not benefit much from Union Budget

Out of the total budget, only 4.5 percent has been allocated towards ‘targeted schemes’ (schemes having direct impact on the communities) for SCs and only 2.6 per cent for STs

Published on 12th February 2021
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After protest intensifies, Govt Erode Medical College fees could also be reduced by Friday  

After Rajah Muthiah Medical College recently successfully protested for 58 days to get their fees reduced to match government colleges, the Erode medicos launched their own 

 

Published on 10th February 2021
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Inefficiency of Merit: Have India's top technical, scientific institutes used the ‘merit’ debate to deny jobs to teachers from oppressed communities?

Technical and scientific institutes have maintained that due to the ‘sophisticated nature’ of certain jobs, they cannot allow people who come in through reservation to occupy them

Published on 8th February 2021
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Is Anna University’s decision to drop two MTech courses over confusion about reservation policy justified?

As the central government rules of reservation were not acceptable by the Tamil Nadu government, Anna University said it was unable to proceed with the admission for the two courses 

Published on 5th February 2021
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020

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