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CJP Appeals to MHRD to intervene and secure justice for TISS students Sign our petition NOW!

TISS students from the campuses in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati have been on strike since February 21, 2018. Their peaceful protest focuses on issues that have a universal and far reaching impact on the education system in India. The main concern behind the protests is against the withdrawal of fee exemption and waivers to…

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Is TISS Pushing SC-ST-OBC students away from academia? Cutback of scholarship funds impacts their presence in higher education

The All-India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) extends its full support and solidarity to the legitimate struggle of the students of all four campuses (Mumbai, Gawahati, Tuljapur and Hyderabad) of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Starting their struggle from 21st February 2018, students have boycotted all classes, field work and submissions at all…

Over $2 billion pledged toward education at global conference in Senegal

The Guardian reported that several heads of state, including six from Africa, gathered last week in Dakar, Senegal for a Global Partnership for Education (GPE) conference that was co-hosted by Senegalese President Mickey Sall and French President Emmanuel Macron. Donors, including the EU, the UK, France, and Norway, pledged $2.3 billion to be put towards education spending…

Amir Rizvi

Failings of Indian Legal Education System

The first thing you lose in law school is the reason that you came in the first place. The technicalities of substantive law intertwined with procedure in Indian legal education shifts focus to myopic concerns divorced from social realities and lived experiences of the people of India. Legal education in a capitalist set-up churns students…

Another World is Possible A Timeline of the government's crackdown on the student movement in India

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” Audre Lorde While the Indian government continues its cynical assault on institutes of learning and higher education, the Indian student movement shows us that another world is possible. [TIMELINE-21288] In the past three years and ten months since the Modi government came to power one notices…

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