Manipur Varsity, where campus has been turned into a cantonment, academic life has come to a halt

As many as 284 well-known scholars and civil rights leaders, including Noam Chomsky and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, have asked President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene in the recent arrest of teachers and students of the Manipur University and ensure their immediate release. Witnessing unrest for the last three months, university students and teachers had been demanding … More Manipur Varsity, where campus has been turned into a cantonment, academic life has come to a halt

Madrasas, like those run by Qadeer, can play a vital role in facing challenges of the modern world

By Moin Qazi* The South Indian city of Bidar — the northernmost part of Karnataka, 145 km from Hyderabad — is barely known beyond the subcontinent. But In recent years, it has built a great reputation in the field of education. It is drawing students from miles around, and the teaching pedagogy at its largest … More Madrasas, like those run by Qadeer, can play a vital role in facing challenges of the modern world

It is not enough to applaud teachers once a year and leave the problems bogging them unresolved

By Sheshu Babu* “The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves” – S Radhakrishnan While ‘teachers day’ is being celebrated with statements about their role in society and contribution to ‘education’ of students, little light is being shed on their plight as well as some dangerous tendencies. According to data compiled by … More It is not enough to applaud teachers once a year and leave the problems bogging them unresolved

JNU vice-chancellor has refused to defend university when it is maligned on various public platforms

Open letter by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Teachers Association president Sonajharia Minz and secretary Sudhir Kumar Suthar to Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar seeking the removal of vice chancellor Prof M Jagadesh Kumar following a referendum held a fortnight ago, in which over 90%, or 279, of JNU’s teachers had supported the call … More JNU vice-chancellor has refused to defend university when it is maligned on various public platforms

Evidence worldwide shows, detaining children in same class effectively pushes them out of school

Civil society organisations, teachers’ unions and academicians working in the education sector across 20 states of India have opposed* the Lok Sabha’s decision to pass the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017. Text of the statement: This bill paves the way for the scrapping of the provision for ‘No Detention’ … More Evidence worldwide shows, detaining children in same class effectively pushes them out of school

Lucknow varsity 
being pushed down the same path as other major institutions of higher education

All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) statement on the Lucknow University administration’s suppression of peaceful student protest on the Campus and 
attack on academicians and writers: AIFRTE expresses shock and outrage against the action of the Lucknow
University’s current Vice-Chancellor and his administrative officials 
in Denying admission to 25 students on grounds of `indiscipline’
 … More Lucknow varsity 
being pushed down the same path as other major institutions of higher education

Higher education bill: Legacy of hostility towards progress of SCs, STs, SEdBCs needs to end

Letter by PS Krishnan (IAS retired), former secretary, Ministry of Welfare, Government of India, to Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Human Resource Development on the draft Higher Education Commission (HEC) Bill from the point of view of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of India: It is welcome that your esteemed Ministry … More Higher education bill: Legacy of hostility towards progress of SCs, STs, SEdBCs needs to end