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Polluting Universities with Sectarian mindset

March 12, 2017 - 9:53 am in Education, Reforms

Universities are an important place for shaping the mind and opinions of the future generations. A free open debate, intermingling of different opinions, castes, and religions shapes the students towards humane inclusive values. The academic work along with…

Fear of Discussion Spreads: MSU Baroda Cancels Workshop on Caste

March 10, 2017 - 11:29 pm in Education

Yet another Indian university has been deprived of its reason for existence: discussing the society we live in, so we can understand it, maybe even think…

Can Madrassas be compared with RSS run Schools?

March 6, 2017 - 10:51 am in Education

Digvijay Singh’s tweet ‘Madrassas and Sarswati Shishu mandirs (SSM), both spread hate’ (Feb 23 2017) has evoked lot of response from diverse sections.…

ABVP’s assaults academicians on university campus: AIFRTE condemns

February 26, 2017 - 1:03 pm in Education

AIFRTE condemns in strongest terms the violent assault on the academic community by RSS student wing ABVP at Ramjas College (Delhi University) and Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur. What is even more disturbing in both the cases is abject surrender amounting…

Madrasa Discourses: Reconciliation between Islamic theology & modern science

January 9, 2017 - 1:35 pm in Education

Recently, University of Notre Dame of Indiana, USA has introduced an extensive program “Madrasa Discourses” aimed at advancing scientific and theological literacy among the Madrasa graduates. This program for capacity-building and academic engagement is…

Ram Puniyani and his Aman Katha | An Interview

November 10, 2016 - 1:26 pm in Education

What do we know about Ram Puniyani and his Aman Katha He is one and half year older than Independence of our country. Independence had also brought partition of India. He is from other side of divided India. Of course, he and his family have lots of stories…

Freedom to Write is being curtailed

July 22, 2016 - 12:37 pm in Education

The recent Chennai High court judgment concerning the writer Perumal Murugan is a requisite addition to the Indian jurisprudence as it underlines the relationship between the writer and society, which has lately suffered from grave confusion. Perumal Murugan…

OBC Reservation (Representation) is being denied by UGC

June 14, 2016 - 4:27 pm in Education

Reservation in India has always been a matter of Discussion and Debate. While it is a disappointing issue for the ruling Upper caste. In a recent development, University Grant Commission (UGC) New Delhi has issued a letter to the Registrar of all (40) central…

Do Educational Institutes need lectures on Patriotism?

April 17, 2016 - 12:47 pm in Education

The issues related to our educational institutions-patriotism started coming up to the fore with this Government coming to power (May 2014). One after the other news of Government intervention in different institutions, more so the nationally well known ones…

Undermining Democracy: Stifling Academic Institutions

February 23, 2016 - 1:08 pm in Education

On the back of the death of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad Central University (HCU), one of the most prestigious University of the country Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been targeted by the ruling Modi Sarkar. The frightening things which happened in HCU…

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