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Dr Nandakumar Kalarikkal on Deepa Mohanan controversy: The position doesn't matter to me, I am committed to research

The news of Kalarikkal's removal was confirmed two days ago, after a 10-day-long hunger strike by Deepa Mohanan. She had accused the professor of caste-based discrimination and had sought his removal

Published on 10th November 2021
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Why Kerala film grad Shifin Mathew's short film Burn depicts casteism in Kerala's colleges in its rawest form

Shifin Mathew is a budding filmmaker who has come out with a film that hits hard on the caste malaise. We find out more about what went into its making

Published on 22nd September 2021
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Implement reservations in faculty recruitments, MP Thamizhachi tells IITM Director after Vipin Veetil incident

Of the 596 faculty members employed in IIT Madras in May 2021, 515 of them belong to the unreserved category and 62 are from the OBC category

Published on 29th September 2021
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So much for a fair probe: Vipin Veetil criticises NCBC for asking IITM director to conduct inquiry

He now asks the commission to investigate his complaint either through a regional office or through a body funded by the State Government of Tamil Nadu

Published on 3rd September 2021
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If you speak up, it brings down your chances of surviving: Why IIT Madras professor Vipin Veetil called India's top engineering college out for casteism

In a conversation with EdexLive, Vipin Veetil opens up about instances of casteism that he had experienced in India's premier institute, IIT Madras

Published on 16th August 2021
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Students, politicians call out casteism in IIT Madras, after prof quits and sends stinker

In a letter addressed to all faculty members of the institute, he said that there were multiple instances of discrimination and that he shall be pursuing appropriate action to address the matter

Published on 2nd July 2021
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Discriminated against by people in power: IIT Madras Humanities prof quits over caste bias, sends scathing mail to faculty

In his email, the prof also asks the institute to set up a committee to study the experiences of SC and OBC faculty members and have members of the SC/ST commission and psychologists as part of  it

Published on 1st July 2021
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In IIT Kharagpur, no ST PhD scholar has been enrolled in 17 departments over three academic years. Should we be surprised?

While doctoral admission is merit and candidate-based, the argument for social justice and equality keeps popping up. But does it hold good in 2021?

Published on 14th June 2021
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#EndCasteismInIIT: IIT-B students amplify voices against casteism on campus, calls for videos, statements on social media

This call comes after the recent incident at IIT Kharagpur where a professor was seen on video making casteist remarks during an online class

Published on 1st May 2021
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More than 1000 IIT alumni write to IIT KGP calling for the termination of prof who abused students during lecture

A few of the signatories include former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi, former IIT Kanpur Deputy Director Manindra Agarwal and Massey University Professor Mohan J Dutta

Published on 30th April 2021
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How does your grandfather's death prevent you from attending class? IIT KGP professor's lecture to SC/ST students causes controversy

The faculty member was identified by the students from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Published on 26th April 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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She was told that she would never get anywhere because she's from a particular caste: Why an AIIMS resident attempted suicide

The victim whose situation is believed to be critical is under treatment in AIIMS' ICU. The RDA has written a letter to Dr Harsh Vardhan, alleging inaction

Published on 20th April 2020
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Coimbatore government school student accuses teacher of using casteist slurs while scolding him

On Wednesday morning, relatives of the student besieged the school and demanded action against a science teacher

Published on 30th January 2020
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Is IIT Madras practising untouchability against Adi-Dravidar residents by cutting off access to campus?

Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumaavalavan has submitted a representation to the management accusing them of practising untouchability by blocking off the only gate providing access to the community

Published on 3rd January 2020

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