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UGC’s Concept Document on “Blended” Learning — Flip-Flop Policies And Political Flippancy

“Blended Learning” combines online and classroom learning and claims to centre the student as a “learner”. It aims to increase flexibility, self-responsibility and participation and, therefore, enhance learning. Pinjra Tod (a women students’ collective), takes a deep look at the UGC’s document, which reveals how bogus its claims are. Pinjra Tod, after a detailed analysis of the document […]


UGC’s Concept Document on “Blended” Learning — Centralisation in the Name of Efficiency

“Blended Learning” combines online and classroom learning and claims to centre the student as a “learner”. It aims to increase flexibility, self-responsibility and participation and, therefore, enhance learning. Pinjra Tod (a women students’ collective), takes a deep look at the UGC’s document, which reveals how bogus its claims are. Pinjra Tod, after a detailed analysis of the document […]


UGC’s Concept Document on “Blended” Learning — Individualises and Privatises Learning and Education

“Blended Learning” combines online and classroom learning and claims to centre the student as a “learner”. It aims to increase flexibility, self-responsibility and participation and, therefore, enhance learning. Pinjra Tod (a women students’ collective), takes a deep look at the UGC’s document, which reveals how bogus its claims are. Pinjra Tod, after a detailed analysis […]


The real cause of a summary dismissal from an academic institution amidst the pandemic

The summary dismissal of Prof. Sudharson from the Madras School of Social Work has precipitated much anger and disappointment in academic and activist circles. On social media, we have witnessed a large outpouring of support from current and former students. Over 160 academics from across the country have appealed to the Principal of MSSW to […]


Delhi University faculties fired from service amidst the Pandemic

The services of twelve ad-hoc assistant professors working for several years in a college affiliated to Delhi University were suddenly discontinued earlier this month putting them in a precarious position amidst the raging pandemic. The report was initially published in Workers Unity.    Even as the second wave of Coronavirus epidemic exploded in Delhi, affecting […]



Critical Comments on the Mehta Affair

Last week, the trustees of Ashoka University, a private liberal arts college in Sonipat, extracted a resignation from the political scientist and public intellectual Pratap Bhanu Mehta which, soon after, prompted the resignation of Arvind Subramanian, the economist and former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. Subramanian, who resigned in solidarity with Mehta, […]


প্রতিশ্রুতি’র জোয়ার ও বাংলার পার্শ্বশিক্ষক আন্দোলন

পার্শ্বশিক্ষকরা পরিষ্কার মতামত দিয়েছেন, যদি ভোটের আগে কোনো ব্যবস্থা না নেওয়া হয় তাহলে তাঁরা সরকার পরিবর্তনের ডাক দেবেন। কিন্তু প্রশ্ন হল যদি সরকার পরিবর্তন হয়েও যায়, তাঁদের অবস্থার আদৌ পরিবর্তন হবে তো? বিকাশ ভবনের কাছে ‘পার্শ্বশিক্ষক ঐক্য মঞ্চ’-এর ধর্নামঞ্চ ঘুরে এসে সৌরব চক্রবর্তীর প্রতিবেদন।   কথার খেলাপের রাজনীতি ভারতে নতুন নয়, বরং কথার খেলাপ না […]


In Defence of Piracy, Part II: Enclosures and Resistance

We ended Part I by acknowledging the willingness of large publishing corporations to adopt Open Access (OA) publishing protocols, if only in name, in response to widespread demand for it by researchers across the globe. To some, this may seem encouraging. It might even suggest that the publishing industry can be reformed. Indeed, much of academia — […]


In Defence of Piracy, Part I: Knowledge and Access

On December 21, 2020, three major publishing houses – Elsevier, Wiley, and the American Chemical Society – filed a copyright infringement suit against the websites Sci-Hub and Libgen in the Delhi High Court demanding that Sci-Hub and Libgen be completely blocked in India. The publishers claim that Sci-Hub and Libgen are engaged in violating various […]


ত্রিপুরায় বিজেপি’র ভুয়া প্রতিশ্রুতি, ১০৩২৩ জন শিক্ষক চাকরি হারিয়ে গণধর্ণায়

২০২১ সালে পশ্চিমবঙ্গে বিধানসভা নির্বাচন। বাংলায় বিজেপি ৭৫ লক্ষ চাকরি দেওয়ার প্রতিশ্রুতি দিয়েও তা তুলে নিয়েছে, হয়তো জল মাপা চলছে। কিন্তু প্রায় একইরকম প্রতিশ্রুতি যে আরও আসবে তা বলাই বাহুল্য। আপাতত আগরতলার খোলা আকাশের নীচে ১০৩২৩ জন শিক্ষক চাকরি হারিয়ে অন্ধকারে। ‘সবকা সাথ, সবকা বিকাশ’ আপাতত ভূলুন্ঠিত। সরকার পরিবর্তন হয়ে যাওয়ার পরেও তাদের অবস্থার পরিবর্তন […]


Education 2020: Pandemic and Pushbacks, Repression and Resistance 

2020 has been a year of pushback on individual education dreams and aspirations. Schools closed and the state refused to provide a safety net to potential dropouts. Young children were pushed into the workforce, converted contractual teachers overnight became street vendors, and many girls were hard-pressed into marriage. The rapid shift to online education, in […]


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 […]