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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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Two years after Abhimanyu's murder, SFI gets 3000 students to register as organ donors as a tribute

The last suspect in the murder case had surrendered before a court on June 18. Abhimanyu was stabbed to death on July 2, 2018

Published on 2nd July 2020
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Disinterested approach towards OBC students: NCBC slams DU for discriminatory application form pricing  

The NCBC has recommended that the University reschedule their fee structure for the OBC (NC) category and the same be equal to the fee as applicable for the EWS category

Published on 1st July 2020
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Why it is only people who are illiterate about viruses that will call the lockdown useless

The argument that India started the lockdown too late is not valid from a medical perspective and from a social one

Published on 29th June 2020
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NIT Tiruchy students call online exams discriminatory, start mail storm to get it cancelled

The students have sent emails to several media houses across the country requesting them to intervene on the same

Published on 29th June 2020
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Lockdown has exacerbated problem of child bonded labour due to loans, financial stress: NGOs 

Niharika Chopra, director of policy at the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation said the lockdown has exacerbated the already widely prevalent problem of child bonded labour

Published on 28th June 2020
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How red tape, apathy and law loopholes have deprived thousands of OBC candidates constitutionally mandated reservation in medical colleges

Several MPs, students, activists, welfare groups, faculty members have come out to demand the proper implementation of the OBC quota. But how was it overlooked for so long?

for so long?

Published on 21st June 2020
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How Gourab Ghosh, the first-ever homosexual candidate to contest JNU elections, made the varsity more inclusive

Gourab Ghosh, the first homosexual candidate to contest the JNUSU elections tells us why it is important to recognise queer politics on India's campuses

Published on 25th June 2020
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With NEET 2020 likely to be postponed or cancelled, anti-NEET voices call for its permanent ouster

 

Over the years, activists, politicians, educationists alike have continued to consistently express their disapproval of the exam and criticised it of being exclusionary and discriminatory 

Published on 25th June 2020
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IIT Bombay’s North East Collective faces attacks, trolling for organising relief to Assam gas leak victims

The NEC members have been intimidated by right-wing groups, when they were carrying out relief work among the survivors of the Baghjan disaster, the IIT Bombay for Justice team said

Published on 23rd June 2020
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A poet, a theatre buff, an introvert with a rebel's face: How Sachy's classmates from Malliankara remember him  

Filmmaker Sachy was a student at SNM College, Malliankara from 1987 to 1989. He passed away due to cardiac arrest on June 18

Published on 22nd June 2020
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Not able to access online education makes children feel poor, inferior: Why activists have filed a PIL in Kerala HC

A survey by the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan says that 2.61 Lakh students in the country do not have access to televisions or other gadgets. Is this an equal system of education then?

Published on 15th June 2020
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Stand with your students: After HC's green light, DUTA appeals to Principals to stop DU's Open Book Exams

 

The DUTA noted that this decision would affect close to 4 lakh students in the terminal semesters of PG and UG courses and would affect households across the country

Published on 14th June 2020
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Tamil Nadu govt cancels Class 10 exams, CM declares 'All Pass'  

 A day after the Telangana government cancelled exams for the tenth grade students, pressure started to mount on the Tamil Nadu government to do the same  

Published on 9th June 2020
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Why these Kerala politicians posting photos of distributing TVs to kids for online classes is unlawful — and how they reacted!

Dhisha, a collective of young activists has written to the Education Minister and the Child Rights Commission stating the same. This is how the politicians responded to the claims

Published on 8th June 2020

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