Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru University

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru University

Why do Indians hate JNU-style subsidised education? Because we love the private sector

There have been constant attempts to destabilise campuses in India. Take the suicides of Rohith Vemula, Payal Thadvi, Fathima Latheef or BHU protest for instance.

JNU protest over fee hike reminds me of how St. Stephen’s students called a strike & won

India’s public universities must ask why Ratan Tata, Indra Nooyi and Narayan Murthy find value in donating to Ivy League universities and not to ours.

In Modi’s opposition-mukt India, JNU must remain the Eternal Protester

JNU is more than Kanhaiya or Shehla. But the university, which stood for diversity and democracy, has been unmade, in TV debates, in toxic tweets and casual chatter.

Govt plans gender audit in universities in push for women empowerment

According to a govt official, the audit will involve analysing the recruitment process, the infrastructure and gender ratio of the university.

Fiercely critical of Kanhaiya’s arrest 3 years ago, opposition now just mute spectator

Rahul Gandhi’s silence on sedition chargesheet betrays his disquiet about being cornered by the ruling BJP on the issue of nationalism.

Forget toppling BJP, CPM will now debate if ‘no alliance’ means ‘no understanding’

CPM is facing existential crisis but it’s worried about dogma-driven approach to Congress rather than survival. That’s the debate at party’s 3-day meeting.

St Stephen’s College to head the list as govt pushes to grant autonomy to 130 institutions

India has 868 higher education institutions, and the plan is to grant autonomy to 15%. A list of 62, including JNU & BHU, was released last month.

‘T20’ is Modi govt’s new mantra for making Indian education global

The new initiative is set to target 20 countries for Indian institutes to collaborate with, including the US, UK and many European nations.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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