Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicAshoka university

Topic: Ashoka university

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.

Mehta’s columns, new plot behind exit, Ashoka University students claim. Not true, says univ

In email to students, Pratap Bhanu Mehta cites ‘prevailing circumstances’ being behind his decision to quit. Ashoka University calls The Edict article 'purely speculative' and 'factually inaccurate'.

Economist Arvind Subramanian quits Ashoka University 2 days after Pratap Bhanu Mehta exit

In his letter, Arvind Subramanian says Pratap Bhanu Mehta's resignation devastated him, and notes that Ashoka University can no longer provide space for academic expression & freedom.

New Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill gives women back the power over their bodies

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Punjab’s Dalit topper could get full scholarship from Delhi’s Ashoka University

Ashoka University's potential offer comes days after ThePrint published a story on Jaspreet Kaur, who topped the Punjab School Education Board's Class XII exams with 99.5%.

UGC denies ’eminence’ tag to Ashoka, KREA, Jadavpur and Azim Premji universities

UGC said private institutes on the list have been denied Institute of Eminence status because they did not figure in national or international rankings.

On Camera

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.