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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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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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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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Analysis of Union Budget 2021 reveals allocation for children was at ten year low; Child Protection gets raw deal

HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, in its analysis of the budget observed that despite the COVID-19 situation , it has found huge cuts in flagship programmes for children  

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Student activists demanding reopening of campuses, timely disbursement of fellowships detained

Similar demands were also raised in a memorandum submitted to the UGC chairman by the All India Students' Association (AISA) and Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU)

Published on 21st January 2021
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At 0.11 per cent, Kerala records lowest school dropout rate in India: State Education Minister

Replying to a question in Kerala Assembly today, the Education Minister said that about 6.79 lakh new students enrolled in government schools in the state

Published on 18th January 2021
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TN School Association asks govt to reopen schools as students can't take it any more

 

The Association is demanding that classes be held with 50 per cent capacity in each class in two sessions and starting with three hours a day

Published on 6th January 2021
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Over 500 psychiatrists made available to students during lockdown to help deal with stress: Ramesh Pokhriyal

He added that even today around 300 psychiatrists are still helping thousands of teachers and students to protect them from mental stress

Published on 22nd December 2020
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Ramesh Pokhriyal launches National level Entrance cum Scholarship Test CUCET 2021 

The University is offering scholarships on 10 percent of the total seats in every Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses

Published on 21st December 2020
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IITs may introduce 'preparatory programme' to attract more SC, ST, OBC candidates for PhD

Data released by the MHRD (now MoE) in early 2019 showed that most of the PhD seats reserved for students belonging to SC and ST categories have been vacant for years

Published on 16th December 2020
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Not a single ST student was admitted in 11 depts at IIT Bombay the last five years, RTI reveals

Only 1.6 per cent were from ST category and 7.5 per cent were from SC category, and 19.2 per cent were from OBC category, the APPSC has found

Published on 8th December 2020
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Edu Min Ramesh Pokhriyal urges teachers to take up SWAYAM courses, be abreast with the latest technology for digital learning

SWAYAM is a Government of India initiative directed at ensuring a holistic learning environment for the aspirants  

Published on 30th October 2020
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Ambedkarite student group of Pondicherry University claims violation of reservation policy in admissions

The group claimed that 33 departments have implemented the EWS reservations without implementing SC, ST and OBC reservations properly

Published on 26th October 2020
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Ambedkar Students’ Association, UoH runs online campaign to demand admin to fill up reserved seats

The ASA is asking the administration through the campaign why they are being selective about the implementation of the UGC Regulations

Published on 26th October 2020
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Why Anna University’s claims of not changing name, retaining reservation policy may not come through

TN education activist Prince Gajendra Babu points out that according to the UGC notification’s instructions the Centre could have more control over the University than the state

Published on 15th October 2020

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