DUTA Marches to Save Higher Education

DUTA Marches to Save Higher Education

Hundreds of teachers marched to the Parliament Street in the DUTA Protest Rally against the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC, on November 21. In a blatant anti-teacher move, this government has decided to withdraw the advanced PhD/MPhil increments meant to reward higher qualifications and to offset late entry into the teaching profession. The 7th…

The Question of Language in Education

The Question of Language in Education

The Report of the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy displays neither rigour nor vision. Its introduction of a provision for instruction in the mother tongue up to Class 5 is to be welcomed, but its complete neglect of these languages in higher education will ensure that this cannot be implemented.    …

What is to be done about Indian Universities?

What is to be done about Indian Universities?

Reflections from Concerned Teachers The manner in which the state is intervening in higher education is causing concern and even alarm in the academic community. Both the unlamented UPA—II regime and the current NDA government have been remarkably similar in their authoritarian impatience to introduce wholesale changes without adequate or careful preparation. This position paper…

Occupy UGC: Education is our right and not a privilege

Occupy UGC: Education is our right and not a privilege

Students protesting the scrapping of non-NET fellowships given by the University Grants Commission are calling for a march and mass deposition from the UGC to the Ministry of Human Resources on 18th November, and an all India ‘Dilli chalo’ march on 9th December. Read their statement below: Today, students across the country in every college…