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"Unacceptable": Students, critics weigh in on IITs alleged caste profiling for jobs  

Most recently, instances of casteism surfacing in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have led to experts questioning whether the identity of a student would eventually lead to the death of the

Published on 22nd November 2023

Are IIT recruiters asking for SC/ST/OBC students' JEE rank, community? Here's what companies, IITs say  

Students from other categories are apprehensive regarding such an inquiry and question if their merit will be weighed down by the general rank obtained during the JEE entrance

Published on 17th November 2023

IIT Mandi alumnus from Dalit community alleges caste discrimination by hostel staff

A case was registered by the police against five people under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 at Paddhar Police station

Published on 4th November 2023

Why SC/ST students are more likely to experience atrocities at universities

The lack of awareness about SC/ST rights and the reservation system can also contribute to the occurrence of atrocities against SC/ST students

Published on 24th October 2023
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IIT Bombay: Six tables to be reserved for vegetarians only in hostel mess? Students allege "food discrimination"

The students allegedly received an email, on Wednesday, from the mess council informing them that six tables will be reserved for vegetarian food only

Published on 27th September 2023

IIT Delhi: "Reserved category students hesitate to reveal their caste," says 2019-20 survey 

The 2019-20 survey further stated insights that revealed how a few students studying at IIT Delhi dealt with the nuances of casteism within the institution 

Published on 9th October 2023

VBU anthropology department harassment row: Students launch second hunger strike

The students staged a strike from 9 am to 1 pm and after the strike, they released an 11-point notice highlighting their concerns

Published on 17th October 2023

VBU: Over 260 eminent personalities, academicians write to President Murmu seeking justice for suspended student

The petition, supported by a list of 260 eminent signatories, including academics like Amit Bhaduri, Utsa Patnaik, Akeel Bilgrami, John Harriss, James Boyce, P Sainath, Abha Dev Habib and others

Published on 16th October 2023

Caste, Purity, and Pollution: The dining hall division and the Brahminical persona of IITs

"The concern is that once segregation begins, it could be a never-ending process, extending to separate hostel rooms and more spaces,"  says Prof Ravikant Kisana

Published on 12th October 2023

Caste and cuisine: IIT Bombay’s veg vs non-veg divide sparks controversy amidst caste debates

The APPSC further contends that such a move seeks to dehumanise students by stigmatising their food habits as contaminated and disgusting


Published on 3rd October 2023
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IIT Bombay: After institute reserves tables for vegetarian food only in hostel mess; students protest

On Thursday, September 28, a group of students decided to take non-vegetarian food and eat at the tables reserved by the hostel mess for vegetarians

Published on 29th September 2023

SC student punished in Trichy school; mother alleges caste-based bias

The mother alleges that the student was made to stand out in the Sun as he was two minutes late after lunch and did not do his duties in a proper manner

Published on 26th September 2023

Bareilly: Teacher booked for molesting 16-year-old SC girl student

CB Ganj police station in charge said that Gangwar had molested two girl students earlier

Published on 19th September 2023

G20 Summit: IIT Delhi professor Divya Dwivedi under scrutiny for prejudiced statements?

On the eve of the G20 summit held in Delhi, the professor allegedly received flak on social media for her alleged "anti-Indian" declarations

Published on 9th September 2023

IIT Delhi's withdrawal of Caste Discrimination Survey: Administration was not in loop, says institute

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC and ST) Cell of the institute filed a complaint on September 7 against the survey

Published on 9th September 2023

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