गुंडागर्दी, निजीकरण और यौन हिंसा का विरोध् करें बेहतर शिक्षा-बेहतर सुविध के लिए आम छात्रों का आन्दोलनकारी डूसू चुने
दोस्तों, आने वाले 12 सितम्बर को होने वाले डूसू चुनावों में आम छात्रों के मुद्दे को पुरजोर ढंग से उठाने और डूसू में एक ऐतिहासिक बदलाव लाने के लिए AISA और CYSS ;आम आदमी पार्टी की छात्रा इकाई ने साथ मिलकर चुनाव लड़ने का फैसला किया है. विश्वविद्यालय में ABVP और NSUI की गुंडागर्दी के कारण यहां के शिक्षकों, छात्रो एवं यहां के कर्मचारियों के बीच से बदलाव की,एक सकारात्मक राजनीति की मांग उठ रही थी, उन सभी की भावनाओं को देखते हुए हमने ये फैसला लिया है कि AISA और CYSS मिलकर चुनाव लड़ेंगे। AISA और CYSS के संयुक्त पफैसले के अनुसार अध्यक्ष- उपाध्यक्ष के पद पर AISA के प्रत्याशी और सचिव-उपसचिव के पद पर CYSS के प्रत्याशी चुनाव लड़ेंगे।
On the upcoming 12th September, DUSU election is happening. This year, AISA and CYSS (student wing of Aam Aadmi Party) have decided to come together and fight the election with a commitment to bring forth students’ issues and to usher an era of historic change in DUSU. In the last few decades, the politics of money and muscle power by ABVP-NSUI has created an urgent need for a positive politics – a politics of agenda and agitation among the students, teachers, staff and workers. To respect their mandate, CYSS and AISA decided to fight this election together. We have decided collectively that – AISA candidates will fight for the post of President and Vice-President, and CYSS for the post of General Secretary and Joint Secretary.
Demanding immediate action against the Casteist-Communal Fascist Brigade Who Unleashed Murderous Attack on Sanjay Kumar
Dr, Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Professor in Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar
Close on the heels of a failed assassination bid on former JNU student Umar Khalid in the heart of Delhi, another former JNU student, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, currently a faculty at Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, was the target of a murderous mob assault. On 17 August, Sanjay Kumar was attacked in his residence and brutally beaten up in broad daylight by a large group of hooligans with a clear intent to kill him. The immediate pretext for this murderous assault was a Facebook post by Sanjay apparently critical of Atal Behari Vajpayee. Sanjay has been in hospital since then, in a serious condition. Continue reading
The horrific incidents of sexual abuse of minor girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home have shocked all of us. With the gruesome rapes of several minor girls in the Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti, a balika grih (shelter home), in Muzaffarpur, there are also multiple shocking cases sexual abuse in other government-funded shelter homes across the state of Bihar. Continue reading
The recent All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE, 2017 – 18), released by the MHRD, has demonstrated the abysmal state of higher education in India. The report has confirmed massive vacancies in faculty positions in colleges and universities across the country, low enrolment in higher education and scarce research opportunities available. Continue reading
AISA salutes the people of Assam for taking part in the JPC hearing and registering their votes against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.The proposed bill represents nothing but BJP RSS brand of aggressive communal agenda. Continue reading
In a shockingly abrupt and arbitrary move, the UGC has very recently removed 4305 Journals from the current UGC Approved List of Journals. Articles published in UGC-approved List of Journals are considered for the purpose of Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) and Direct Recruitment of Teachers and other academic staff as required under the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges) Regulation, 2016.
• The UGC website claims that it follows detailed checklist criteria to prepare the UGC – approved list of Journals. On the other hand, while withdrawing more than 4000 journals the UGC asserted that the deletion is on the basis of “poor quality”, “false claims” by journals etc. So if the “checklist” is followed, what are these so-called thousands of substandard quality journals or journals with fake claims were doing in the list to begin with?
• Secondly, the most important criterion for rejection is whether the journal has a website which provides full postal or email addresses of Chief Editor and Editors. Several journals were rejected on this flimsy ground. Why is the UGC more interested in the technicality of journal website than the journal’s academic rigour?
• Most importantly, several scholars have already published in these journals as this list was there on the UGC website for more than one year. Because now the journals were removed, these publications will carry no value. Why would the research scholars and faculty members pay the price for UGC’s whims and fancies?
Imposition of arbitrary moves in the sphere of higher education has become a hallmark of the current BJP Government. The Government has time and again used the UGC as a tool to destroy research and serious academic environment of the country – through blatant attempts to discontinue Non NET fellowship and scuttle biannual NET examination, imposition of 5th May 2016 UGC Notification resulting into massive M.Phil/ PhD seat cuts and decimation of policies of social justice, department wise vacancy roaster to demolish reservations in faculty positions etc. The recent step of abrupt removal of journals came in the long spate of sudden irresponsible moves by the Modi Government that threatens the future of thousands of us. AISA appeals the student community to thoroughly reject the dictatorial anti-academic farmaans of the present govt one after another.
Few days back, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) has advertised for recruitment of faculty positions. But bizarrely, out 52 teaching posts in 27 different departments of the university, only 1 post is for the reserved category candidates.( Indian Express,14th April,2018) This is a sheer and brazen violation of the constitutionally mandated reservation policies. Ironically, the website of IGNTU declares that the university was visualized: “To provide avenues of education, especially higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India” and “To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, tradition, culture, language, medicinal systems, customs, forest based economic activities, flora, fauna and advancement in technologies relating to the natural resources of the tribal areas.” In a similar brazen fashion, for Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), out of total 65 seats, only 2 seats are reserved for OBC category candidates and none for SC and ST category candidates!
But the IGNTU and CUTN fiascos are no aberration. Recently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to make a department-wise roster of teacher vacancies reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, instead of the earlier norm of reservations based on aggregate posts of the entire university. This retrograde step surely reduces the number of posts for reserved category candidates significantly. The brazen violation of reservation in IGNTU and CUTN faculty position advertisements is only a logical outcome of anti-social justice policies of the ruling regime.
The BJP Government is systematically destroying the educational, job and other opportunities for the marginalized of the country. Today, over 51 lakh Dalit students and over 20 lakh Adivasi students across the country are facing massive crisis due to pending fund of more than Rs 8000 crore and Rs 3,156 crore to SC and ST students’ Post Matric scholarship by the Modi government to the state governments over the last three consecutive years (The Newslaundry, Feb 17, 2018). At the level of higher education, the 5 May UGC Notification 2016, has meant massive seat cuts and consequent decimation of reservation in M. Phil-PhD courses across universities. And now in 2018, through yet another UGC notification on ‘Autonomy’, the govt has unleashed policies which will result into destruction of reservation in both student enrollment and faculty recruitment in leading universities of the country.
This Government desperately wants to make all educational and employment opportunities inaccessible for the majority of the student – youths of the country, especially for those from marginalized sections. On behalf of AISA, we strongly demand that the IGNTU and CUTN must re –advertise the teaching posts with constitutionally mandated reservation policies. We also appeal to the student community to expose, resist and rebuff this dangerous saffron design of killing all provisions of social justice in our campuses.
Few days back, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) has advertised for recruitment of faculty positions. But bizarrely, out 52 teaching posts in 27 different departments of the university, only 1 post is for the reserved category candidates. This is a sheer and brazen violation of the constitutionally mandated reservation policies. Ironically, the website of IGNTU declares that the university was visualized: “To provide avenues of education, especially higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India” and “To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, tradition, culture, language, medicinal systems, customs, forest based economic activities, flora, fauna and advancement in technologies relating to the natural resources of the tribal areas.” Continue reading
Protest against shielding of rapists in Kathua and Unnao ( Pic Courtesy: The Hindu)
Two gruesome incidents of rape have shocked the nation; not just for the horrific nature of the crime, but also for the ruling party, the BJP trying to shield the accused, with its sitting ministers even going on to support bandhs and rallies against arresting of the rape accused. Let us not forget the slogan with which this BJP government came to power in 2014 – bahut hua naaripar vaar, abki baar Modi Sarkar. The PM, known to tweet on every issue, hasn’t thought that rape of two women in the BJP ruled states and the shielding of the accused by his party as even an issue to give out a statement. The betis of the nation are under threat from the ruling party. Continue reading