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[30 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 324 views]
ABVP attacks AISA NO CBCS Campaign in Delhi University

ABVP attacks AISA activists campaigning against Choice Based Credit System in Delhi University but fails to resist the movement. Campaign reaches new height with Students-teachers jointly marching ahead to resist CBCS in DU. Report from Delhi Univeristy

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[16 May 2015 | No Comment | 301 views]
AISA’s 8th National Conference Calls for Nationwide Movement Against Common Central University Bill, CBCS, RUSA, ‘Binding Commitments’ at WTO, and Attacks on Campus Democracy!

AISA successfully completed its 8th National Conference on 10-11 May 2015 in New Delhi.
The Conference started on the historic day of 10th May. On 10th May, 1857, began India’s First War of Independence against the British colonial ‘Company Raj’. Uniting across religion and caste, the ordinary people of the country fiercely resisted the British Raj serving the East India Company. Fighters of the 1857 Ghadar inspired Bhagat Singh and his comrades later. Bhagat Singh always warned that the fight for freedom was not only against the British (gore angrez), but …

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[8 May 2015 | No Comment | 68 views]
Resist Assaults on Avenues of Equitable, Quality Education and Dignified Employment

 
India’s rulers boast of the period of ‘9% growth rate’ in the decade of the 2000s. But the facts show that this phenomenal ‘growth’ was jobless growth!
One out of every three graduates in the age group 15-29 years were unemployed (source: Report on ‘Youth employment- unemployment scenario,2012-132 , by Labour Bureau of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt of India.
Of the 15 lakh engineering graduates India produces every year, 20-30% of them do not find jobs and many other get jobs well below their technical qualification. The …

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[7 May 2015 | One Comment | 153 views]
Uphold Academic Autonomy, Reject Commercialisation of Education

 
Education in India, particularly higher education, has several major problems. The three main problems facing higher education in India are inequitable access, falling standards and scarcity of public resources. Several legislations and far-reaching policy changes which the Modi government is proposing cannot solve these problems of higher education; in fact they will exacerbate the existing problems. Two years back, the disastrous FYUP (four-year undergraduate programme) was introduced. It was finally rolled back after a massive student movement in Delhi in which AISA played a crucial role. But, after the disastrous …