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Online entrance exams will worsen already dismal representation of marginalised students: Ambedkarite student groups write to MHRD, UG

The lack of internet connectivity and electronic gadgets has long been an issue that students have brought up ever since the lockdown was announced

Published on 10th July 2020
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Reservation is not a poverty alleviation scheme: OBC welfare group writes to PM against ‘creamy layer’ concept

Reservation is a right of representation; it is the constitutional right given to the historically discriminated backward classes, the Association wrote

Published on 8th July 2020
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How Karthikeyan started a farm in Tamil Nadu to transform the lives of hundreds of intellectually-challenged youth

The Foundation situated in Villupuram, is an inclusive society where all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are respected, valued and have choices to lead a holistic and dignified

Published on 5th July 2020
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Sonia Gandhi writes to Modi seeking 27 percent OBC reservation in medical colleges

The senior Congress leader wrote that the denial of the seats is violative of the objective of the Constitution

Published on 3rd July 2020
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Why RTE experts believe the World Bank’s STARS programme will damage India’s grassroots school education system

The World Bank approved $500 million for the STARS programme to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. But education activists are against the programme

Published on 2nd July 2020
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How can OBC, unreserved students be treated the same?: BAPSA accuses DU of discrimination over application fees

According to the notice, the University is charging Rs 100 for SC, ST, PWD, EWS students and the OBC students and unreserved category, are being charged Rs 250

Published on 26th June 2020
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Study reveals classes set by ability are hitting children's self-confidence

This is according to a new substantial study, by experts from the UCL Institute of Education, Queen's University Belfast and Lancaster University, who looked at more than 9,000 12-to-13-year-olds

Published on 17th June 2020
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Childhood will be lost: Advocacy group asks Kerala CM to stop online classes

The petition was filed by a Kochi-based advocacy group named Together We Can. The Kerala government schools had started online classes on June 1

Published on 9th June 2020
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How Jyothirgamaya Foundation fights for accessibility and champions disability rights

Tiffany Brar, a 29-year-old visually-impaired social activist set up the organisation in 2012 with a grand vision to train visually impaired children in important life and vocational skills

Published on 3rd June 2020
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NEP 2020: Student leaders react to NEP's silence on student role in decision-making processes  

Several student leaders from across the country believe that the possible curbing of their role in decision-making bodies could devastate the student community

 

Published on 14th May 2020
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Why denial of OBC reservation in All India Quota for medical seats is a social injustice  

For the seats drawn from the States for the All India Quota, SC/STs are provided 15% and 7.5%. In the same way, OBCs should be provided 27% . the Association argued

Published on 11th May 2020
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'Why must we bring politics into this as well?' The artist behind Orukudayil Oruma, that depicts Kerala's COVID-19 fight asks

The digital painting went viral on various social media platforms for representing Kerala's struggle to control the Coronavirus and also caused some controversy when it was politicised by an MLA

Published on 7th May 2020
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Meet Dr Thomas Mathew, Kerala's new medical education joint director

A professor of community medicine, Mathew is currently the principal of the Government Medical College, Ernakulam

Published on 4th May 2020
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How Dakshin Foundation is collaborating with grassroots NGOs to help migrant fishermen get home

This Bengaluru-based Foundation has been working with stakeholders of the fishing community for many years. Now, with the support of national networks, they are working to keep these families safe

Published on 1st May 2020
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How can we respond during lockdown? 150 transgenders write to Govt to protest minute feedback window to crucial act 

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment asked the public for feedback on the Draft Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020

Published on 30th April 2020

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