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I used to call him Thalaiva: Dalit student Muthukrishnan's hostel mate recalls how the Rajini fan in him was alive till the end

During a condolence speech, JNU scholar Jithendra Suna talks about what it's like to be a Dalit student in JNU and how that pressure got to Muthukrishnan, driving him to commit suicide last week

Published on 20th March 2017
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In its centenary year, Osmania University may be unable to renovate hostels, libraries because of budget crunch

A hundred years since inception, the Telangana government has shortchanged Osmania University by allocating the varsity less than their ask — leading to a stalling of much-needed repair work

Published on 28th March 2017
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IIT Roorkee lifts curfew at girls' hostel: Girls can roam around like boys, says director

The college authorities have also deputed patrolling squads around the case to make sure that no 'inappropriate' incident happens

Published on 29th March 2017
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This safe-fan created by a Bengaluru start-up will stop students in hostels from trying to hang themselves   

The fans have been ordered to be fitted at all hostels in Kota, Rajasthan and may soon be ordered by some of the IITs, as well as other colleges across the country, in light of high suicide rates

Published on 1st April 2017
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Will cut power and water supply: Osmania University warns students overstaying in hostels

The Osmania University administration has asked "non-boarders" to vacate its hostels and warned of strict action 

Published on 12th July 2017
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Here's why Presidency College has had 80% drop in admission of deaf students: Making Maths mandatory for a BCA seat and shutting a hostel 

Since 2007, a student was allowed to apply for BCA course at Presidency College if they passed the 12th exam, irrespective of the subject. But with Math becoming mandatory, student numbers are falling

Published on 28th August 2017
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Holidays are an escape for boys of this dilapidated Tiruchy Hostel that has few toilets and many problems 

Government officials had promised the residents a solution but no moves have been initiated to better the living conditions of these 400 boys

Published on 5th October 2017
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Medical student at SIMS hangs himself in hostel room, father alleges ragging and torture in police complaint

The father stated that his son Raghu had come home for Diwali and spoken of torture by his seniors and added that he had to do their homework during the holidays

Published on 24th October 2017
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'Send me The Bible, take me back home': Chilling cry for help from UoH student before leaping from hostel balcony spur bandmates from Tripura to raise funds for treatment

'I feel like my life ain't mine. Who can relate?' read his Facebook post. He was so depressed he wanted his mother to send him The Bible and come and take him home, in a hurry

Published on 8th November 2017
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Co-ed hostels at UoH soon? Varsity puts suspension of 10 students on hold after students protest non-stop over the weekend

After appeals from the suspended students, the issue has been referred to an appellate authority that will meet on December 2, students will now be able to attend their exams

Published on 14th November 2017
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Sathyabama closed till January 3, students asked to vacate hostels

The students went on a rampage late Wednesday night after the suicide of a first-year student. 

Published on 23rd November 2017
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Now, 40K hostellers in Rajasthan to sing Jana Gana Mana before breakfast

Rajasthan's Social Justice and Empowerment Department has taken this step to kindle a spirit of patriotism in students — and this will be monitored by the warden of each hostel

Published on 28th November 2017
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20-year-old NEET aspirant from Rajasthan found dead in hostel room 

The warden had not seen the boy for almost three days when he decided to check his room through a back window and found him hanging

Published on 8th December 2017
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UoH: Varsity coerces parents to give 'apology' letter, bans suspended students from hostel  

The University had put the suspension on hold due to exams but after the executive meeting the authorities have decided to go ahead with the suspension

Published on 8th December 2017
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Great news: SC tells all colleges to have disabled-friendly classes, hostels soon

After a wheel-chair bound student was forced to give up her seat at National Law University because it was not accessible to her, the SC has decided to make some amends

Published on 12th December 2017

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