Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions

WITH LESS than 50 per cent students being given admission under the reserved quota for the Economically-Weaker Section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the organisations, working in the field of RTE admissions, are blaming such a situation on schools for refusing admissions on some pretext or the other. In the first round of admissions, of the 13,243 seats, a little over 5,600 … Continue reading Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions

We must expand our notion of equality to encompass all around us: Teesta Setalvad

  23 This is what IIMB’s website reported on Teesta Setalvad- 23rd September, 2016: Teesta Setalvad, civil rights activist and journalist, urged young people to contribute towards building an inclusive and equal society. As one of the speakers at Vista 2016, the annual business fest organized by the FII Club at IIM Bangalore, she remarked that India and the south Asian region had gained a … Continue reading We must expand our notion of equality to encompass all around us: Teesta Setalvad

Voices raised for public schools in India

Nisha Thapliyal discusses the background to We Shall Fight, We Shall Win, a new documentary detailing the struggle against education privatization in India.   Public education activists rally in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (Satyashodhak Yugandhar) THE ALL India Forum for the Right to Education (AIFRTE) has just released a short documentary about its struggle against the privatization of education in India. The film, titled We Shall … Continue reading Voices raised for public schools in India

मंडल पार्ट-2 सरकार की मुश्किलें बढ़ने वाली दिखती है, शिक्षण संस्थानों में मंडल सिफारिशें नहीं लागू होना बनेगा आधार!

29 March, 2016 , नयी दिल्ली जेएनयू प्रकरण के बाद केंद्र सरकार और ख़ासकर स्मृति ईरानी की मुश्किलें बढ़ने वाली दिखती है, यूनाइटेड ओबीसी फोरम के प्रतिनिधियों ने अपनी मांगों को लेकर राष्ट्रीय पिछड़ा वर्ग आयोग के अध्यक्ष ( वी. ईश्वर्या) से मुलाकात की है!   29 मार्च 2016 को ओबीसी फोरम के प्रतिनिधियों ने पिछड़ा वर्ग आयोग के समक्ष केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालयों में आरक्षण नीति … Continue reading मंडल पार्ट-2 सरकार की मुश्किलें बढ़ने वाली दिखती है, शिक्षण संस्थानों में मंडल सिफारिशें नहीं लागू होना बनेगा आधार!

The Sexual Harassment Battle in SRFTI #2: ‘Heartbreaking’ – Kunjila

 From Kunjila’s Blog Sunday is my favourite food day because the mess gives chole bature. I love it. While gobbling it up on 13th December, Sunday, the president of our general body handed me over Times of India and pointed to an article in the front page. It was about the suspension of three professors of the institute following complaints of sexual harassment. In my … Continue reading The Sexual Harassment Battle in SRFTI #2: ‘Heartbreaking’ – Kunjila

Mumbai University Students show solidarity with FTII student protest

A protest demonstration was organized today under the banner of UCDE at main gate of Kalina campus, MU against the brutal police lathicharge and arrest of 40 FTII students. On 7 January the students of FTII had organized a protest at the main gate against what they called “the autocratic attitude of the government in foisting people with shady credentials on posts of vital importance”. … Continue reading Mumbai University Students show solidarity with FTII student protest

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प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना

प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों, आपने अपनी हड़ताल खत्म कर दी है…कहा है कि आंदोलन जारी रहेगा…अच्छा किया है, मैं एक हद तक सहमत हूं…लेकिन एक सवाल है…जो मन में कौंध रहा है…सोचा कि सबसे साझा करूं… पिछले लगभग डेढ़ सौ दिनों में देश भर के लेखक-साहित्यकार-फिल्मकार ही नहीं…आम छात्र…क़ॉलेज-विश्वविद्यालय…और लोग… FTII Film Institute Pune के छात्रों के समर्थन में न केवल आए…बल्कि खुलकर … Continue reading प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना