Education

October 19, 2019
A unique protest was held on Friday. Students of a government school in Pilibhit protested the suspension of their headmaster, Furan Ali, who was removed from his position after the VHP complained that he had made them recite a ‘religious prayer’. In fact, the students were, singing a song by Muhammad Iqbal, who also wrote ‘Sari Jahan se Ache’. As reported by the Indian Express...
October 17, 2019
Mayuri's turn came when she appeared in the Maharashtra Finance Department Examination September, 2019 [Delighted Couple: Mayuri Jadhav with her husband Rathod. (ummid.com photo)] Nandurbar (Maharashtra): This woman from a remote village of Maharashtra is already among the privileged few in today's India who landed a government job soon after graduation. She however was not content with...
October 16, 2019
The headmaster had made the students recite ‘Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua’ which was written by Iqbal in 1902 Representation Image After local Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit complained against a primary school teacher in Bisalpur for making students recite a ‘religious prayer’, usually recited in madrasas, the district administration had him suspended. The...
October 9, 2019
As per the new regulation, students will pay Rs. 2 to 3 lakh as course fee as opposed to the earlier fee of Rs. 30, 000 – 50,000 Hundreds of students under the banner of All India Engineering Student Council (AIESC) gathered at JantarMantar to stage a protest demanding a rollback of the fee hike for MTech courses announced by the council of IITs last week. MHRD has decided to impose...
October 9, 2019
An in-depth report by scholar John Kurrien provides deep insights into not just the dire status of education among India’s largest minorities but suggests strong remedial measures Eighty per cent of the 9.90 crore of Indian Muslims, which is a staggering number of 7.9 crores (in 2020) are under 25 years and need special programmes and focus to draw them within the formal education sphere...
September 27, 2019
The school had clarified in a written statement that the students were not ‘suspended’ but sent on ‘study leave’ Image Courtesy: safelibraries.blogspot.com Political agitation intensified on Wednesday in the case of the alleged suspension of 17 students of Church School Beldih in Bishtupur for purportedly bunking class and chanting the slogan “Jai Shri Ram” in the coridoor. The ICSE-...
September 26, 2019
Fighting to protect its autonomy & keep political power in check, JU is seen as a symbol of resistance Image Courtesy: Samir Jana/Hindustan Times Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP)’s questionable practices, or ethics are no secret. Two days back the youth wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and of course, also affiliated to the ruling BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) took...
September 23, 2019
Students allege registrar is “deliberately stalling” the appointment of the VC, who’s a scholar of international repute More than 400 undergraduate students at the top law school in Bengaluru, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) have boycotted their semester examinations that were scheduled to begin on Monday. This is for the first time in the college’s 31 year old...
September 22, 2019
In a shocking incident, firebrand SP leader and former president of Allahabad university students Union, Richa Singh received death and rape threats on calls and messages.  Speaking to sabrangindia, Richa Singh said that unprintable and very serious threats including rape were made to her . While the police acted and arrested the accused , there seems to be political pressure now...
September 21, 2019
On Thursday the 19th, BJP MP and Union minister Babul Supriyo was attending an event in Jadavpur University, organised by the ABVP when he was shown black flags and asked to leave by agitating students to which he allegedly responded with threats and physical assaults.Later, the workers with the ABVP and the BJP started a fire and vandalised University premises. A magazine loaded with bullets was...