Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicAshoka university

Topic: Ashoka university

Economist Arvind Subramanian to join Brown University months after quitting Ashoka University

Arvind Subramanian will join Brown University's Watson Institute as a senior fellow on 1 July.

Ashoka professor Mahesh Rangarajan appointed V-C of Krea University, will take charge in July

Rangarajan is currently professor of history at Ashoka University and a well-known columnist. He was previously director of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library.

No one is asking the right questions about Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s ouster from Ashoka University

We pick soft targets, we discuss inanities, but do not talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation.

What institutions like Ashoka University forget when hiring a Pratap Bhanu Mehta

If you choose a PB Mehta or a Ramachandra Guha, you are effectively choosing other faculty who vibe well with their own ideas, not those who challenge you.

Circumstances around Ashoka exit won’t change for foreseeable future, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Noted academician Pratap Bhanu Mehta had resigned from Ashoka University last week stating that his association with the institution might be 'considered a political liability'.

There have been lapses, says Ashoka University in joint statement with Mehta & Subramanian

Chancellor and the board of trustees chairman write separate letters to students & alumni reiterating Ashoka University’s commitment to academic freedom, insist founders never interfered.

‘Grievous blow to free speech’ — Raghuram Rajan on Pratap Mehta’s exit from Ashoka University

Nearly 180 academics from Yale, Columbia, Oxford universities also voiced support for Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who quit as a professor of Ashoka University earlier this week.

Debate, fact, fiction around Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s Ashoka exit & Gen Bajwa’s signals to India

Ashoka University ‘will be the poorer’ without public intellectual Pratap Bhanu Mehta, said Shekhar Gupta in episode 706 of 'Cut The Clutter'.

My writing is perceived to carry risks for Ashoka University: PB Mehta in resignation letter

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, in his letter resigning from Ashoka University, says 'it has become abundantly clear to me that my association with the University may be considered a political liability'.

Ashoka students protest Mehta’s exit, faculty seeks clarity on hiring & dismissal protocols

Agitating students demand reinstatement of Pratap Bhanu Mehta. Faculty express 'anguish' in letter to vice-chancellor.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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