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Vocational Training in the NEP: What Does It Have to Do With Me?

The entrenchment and mainstreaming of vocational education reinforces the already-existing social hierarchies. It does this by placing further obstacles in the way of working class/lower caste students who want to pursue general education. This in turn contributes to the reproduction of the problem of their underrepresentation in academia, writes the NotA Collective.   The new National […]

Making Education the Manor of the Elite 

During the global pandemic, the Indian state has undertaken extensive privatisation of welfare-oriented public services, including education, aggravating the pre-existing issues of women. Through the National Education Policy, 2020, the state has initiated a move toward further diminishing the accessibility of education. The girls and women belong to underprivileged sections of society, and dependent wholly […]

Students, Alumni and Faculty of TISS Demand Revocation OF RM Joshi’s Appointment As Registrar

Tata Institute of Social Sciences’ students, alumni and faculty have raised concerns and condemned the appointment of RM Joshi as Registrar of the Institute. Pointing out his utterly casteist, sexist and Islamophobic statements on social media, a petition signed by more than 1500 students, alumni & faculty has been sent to the Governing Board of TISS demanding revocation […]

Hindutva, its Corporate Allies and NEP 2020  

In this article on the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Akash Bhattacharya elaborates on the fears of accelerating Hindutva ideological domination over education and suggests how and why corporate interests in education seem to dovetail with Hindutva.    RSS and Education    The National Education Policy (NEP) has sparked much debate, and criticism, among intellectuals […]

এনইপি ও শিক্ষার মনুবাদিকরণ : ডঃ অনিল সদগোপাল

এনইপি শুধু যে জাত/বর্ণ, পুরুষতন্ত্র, শারীরিক বা মানসিক অক্ষমতা – এই সামাজিক সমস্যাগুলিকে উপেক্ষা করে তা-ই না, এই নীতির মূল লক্ষ্য হল সমাজে দাসত্ব ও বঞ্চনার সবরকম বন্দোবস্ত প্রতিষ্ঠা করা। লিখেছেন দময়ন্তী সাহা। লেখাটি ডঃ অনিল সদগোপালের  ‘নিউ  “এক্সক্লুশন ” পলিসি ২০২০’ : কর্পোরেটাইজেশন, মনুবাদিকরণ অ্যান্ড ওভার-সেন্ট্রালাইজেশন অফ এডুকেশন (‘নতুন “বঞ্চনা” নীতি ২০২০’ : পুঁজিকরণ, মনুবাদিকরণ ও […]

National Education Policy 2020: Notes on how to read a policy document

The adoption of the new National Education Policy (NEP) on July 29 by the Council of Ministers in the BJP-led central government has received an enthusiastic reception from a wide section of popular personalities. That such a policy renewal came 34 years after the last such exercise (NEP 1986) has created hope that the problems […]

করোনার দিনগুলোতে গৃহশিক্ষকদের হালহকিকত

লকডাউনের ফলে গৃহশিক্ষক এবং নিম্ন-মধ্যবিত্ত ছাত্রদের সমস্যা ও সরকারি তরফ থেকে সুরাহার সম্ভাবনা নিয়ে লিখলেন সুমন কল্যাণ মৌলিক।   করোনা, লকডাউন, আনলক-১, আনলক-২ – এই দীর্ঘ সময়পর্বে যে ক্ষেত্রগুলি এখনও নিষেধাজ্ঞার কবলে, তার মধ্যে অন্যতম হল শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠান ও কোচিং সেন্টার। পঠনপাঠন বন্ধ থাকলেও সরকারি বা সরকার পোষিত শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠানের শিক্ষকদের মাইনে সংক্রান্ত ব্যাপারে এখনও […]

Trump’s Latest Attack on Foreign Students and the Indian Diaspora

The Trump administration’s new order for F-1/M-1 visa holders has suddenly brought the lives of a million foreign students in the US to a standstill. Nearly 20 percent of these students are from India. What does this order mean for the students, and what message does it have for the wider Indian diaspora? Anindya Dey […]

Public Statement by College and University faculty Members in West Bengal–About End Semester Examinations

A hundred and forty faculty members of different colleges and universities in West Bengal have issued a public statement regarding the difficulties in holding end semester examinations with the exigencies arising from increasing CoVid19 infections and cyclone Amphan. A copy of the statement has been emailed to the Hon’ble MIC and the Dept, of Higher […]

কোভিড-১৯ পরবর্তী শিক্ষাক্ষেত্র: কিছু সম্ভাবনা, কিছু প্রশ্ন

কোভিড-পরবর্তী সময় হয়তো ভেঙে দেবে আমাদের পরিচিত ক্লাসরুম ও শিক্ষার ছক। হয়তো যা আসবে বিপরীতে, তা আরও ভয়ঙ্কর, আরও সংকীর্ণমনা, আরও শৃঙ্খলাবদ্ধ। কিন্তু, হতেও তো পারে অন্যরকম কিছু? ভাবতে, কল্পনা করতে তো বাধা নেই। লিখেছেন নন্দিনী ধর।   এখন এই মুহূর্তে করোনা-লকডাউনের বাজারে অনেক-অনেক শিক্ষাকর্মীদের মতন আমারও ক্লাসরুম নেই। মানে, প্রথাগত মুখোমুখি ক্লাসরুম নেই। আমি পড়াই ‘অনলাইন’। […]

Bihar’s teachers struggle in the time of Corona

Bihar is facing one of the biggest teachers’ strikes in recent decades. Around 4.5 lakh primary and secondary school teachers, regular and Niyojit teachers across Bihar are on the indefinite strike for the last one and half months. Their demands are a dignified pay scale and better service conditions. The Bihar government had promised to […]

The Isolation of JNU  

Akash Bhattacharya, draws upon his personal experiences as student, to comment on a less highlighted aspect of spaces such as JNU – their ability to compel social elites to question their own privileges.     Learning, Unlearning   I write this note to share a few thoughts and experiences considering the recent conversations on subsidies […]

Screening of Documentary Faces Police Threat: A New Normal in University of Hyderabad

Recently, student activists in HCU faced police harassment and threat for organising a screening of national award winning documentary Ram Ke Naam. Students alleged that almost all such events and programs organised by them, now had to face administrative and police hassles. This has become a new normal in the Central University campus. A GroundXero […]

Comrade, Outsider: Towards a Gender-Sensitized Space in Kolkata’s Student-Youth Progressive Politics

This piece discusses the recent sexual harassment allegations against a popular political figure in Kolkata’s student-youth spaces of activism. Engaging with the political concerns which came up in the context of this event, Jigisha Bhattacharya addresses the gendered nature of Kolkata’s universities and activist cultures, while focusing particularly on Presidency University. Simultaneously, she explores the […]