Reservation in appointing faculty: Govt of India must treat educational institution as a unit

Former IAS bureaucrat PS Krishnan* has prepared a note the Order of Allahabad High Court in Vivekanand Tiwari case on 7.4.2017, regarding implementation of reservation in faculty-level recruitments in Universities/Colleges/Other Educational Institutions faculty, even as writing to the HRD minister to come up with a bill in the winter session of Parliament to ensure that … More Reservation in appointing faculty: Govt of India must treat educational institution as a unit

Higher education in India is designed in a manner that exacerbates tensions of class and caste

Excerpts from the paper “An ethnography of caste and class at an Indian university: creating capital”, by Gaurav J Pathania and William G Tierney, research scholars with the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA: Despite having outlawed the caste system and the concept of untouchability in 1947, caste identity remains a … More Higher education in India is designed in a manner that exacerbates tensions of class and caste

TISS, Mumbai: Only educational campus which has traveled to becoming sustainable, inclusive space

By Anjor Bhaskar* When I close my eyes and think of a an ideal world – one where I would truly like to live; one where I would find true happiness – I imagine it to be one where all beings, humans, animals, plants, insects, live in perfect harmony with one another and with themselves. … More TISS, Mumbai: Only educational campus which has traveled to becoming sustainable, inclusive space

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