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Madras HC says no legal hurdles stopping OBC reservation in All India Medical Quota, gives three month deadline to centre

 

The Court has granted the Centre three months to enact the legislation providing reservations for OBCs in the All India Quota in non central institutions

Published on 27th July 2020
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DMK leader Stalin asks NaMo to rethink 'creamy layer' revision, stop All India Quota in medical education

Stalin, in his letter, reiterated a point that various OBC groups and activists have raised - that reservation is based on social and educational backwardness, not economic backwardness

Published on 8th July 2020
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Sonia Gandhi writes to Modi seeking 27 percent OBC reservation in medical colleges

The senior Congress leader wrote that the denial of the seats is violative of the objective of the Constitution

Published on 3rd July 2020
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Should distance learning be competitive or not?

Now, students admitted to open distance learning courses in conventional universities in the state will be permitted to complete their academic programmes as scheduled

Published on 27th June 2020
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How can OBC, unreserved students be treated the same?: BAPSA accuses DU of discrimination over application fees

According to the notice, the University is charging Rs 100 for SC, ST, PWD, EWS students and the OBC students and unreserved category, are being charged Rs 250

Published on 26th 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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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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Would you hire Precious Jigglypuff? How HackerEarth is giving aliases to job seekers to eliminate bias in recruitment

HackerEarth's platform masks the personal details of candidates from the hiring managers so that the candidate is selected on the basis of nothing but their skill, which is the focus of companies

Published on 19th June 2020
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How Kabeer quit a corporate job and is doing everything from milking cows to educate kids in his village in MP is truly inspiring

Hailing from Nagda in Madhya Pradesh, Kabeer is giving back to his village by running a free school for the poor, taking free coaching classes and now, actively helping people deal with the pandemic 

Published on 12th June 2020
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Withdraw case, go to Madras HC: SC tells TN parties petitioning for OBC reservations

DMK, in its plea, had said that it was opposing the denial of implementation of 50 per cent OBC policy of the state, other than in central government institutions

Published on 11th June 2020
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Conduct or postpone exams, don't cancel them: Why Karnataka's parents and SSLC students are different from other Southern states

Suresh Kumar S, Primary and Secondary Education Minister is keen on conducting SSLC exams and around 8.48 lakh students are expected to appear this year

Published on 10th June 2020
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AIADMK moves SC for implementation of OBCs quota in TN's share of All India Medical seats

The party said that the All India Quota seats are contributed by States surrendering seats in the Government and private medical and dental colleges as per the MCI regulations

Published on 9th June 2020
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10,000 medical seats robbed from OBCs in last 3 years: MPs, Academics sign statement condemning denial of reservation

The signatories pointed out the irony in the government's efficiency in creating over 5k seats for the EWS quota but failing to do the same for the OBCs

 

Published on 3rd June 2020
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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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Why denial of OBC reservation in All India Quota for medical seats is a social injustice  

For the seats drawn from the States for the All India Quota, SC/STs are provided 15% and 7.5%. In the same way, OBCs should be provided 27% . the Association argued

Published on 11th May 2020

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