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Interference in academic matters extreme under NDA: Amartya Sen

“… the persons chosen for heading institutions of national importance have been exceptionally dedicated to promoting Hindutva priorities,” said Amartya Sen.

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Conversations with Tavleen Singh and Pratap Mehta

The pervasive elitism of higher education institutions has to be challenged. But their further decimation must also be resisted.

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Fifth column: Questions for a Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

What I do not understand is why Dr Sen as a virtual advisor to the last government did not get Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi to change this horrible state of affairs.

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The government would have loved it if I had quietly slunk away, but that I was not willing to do: Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen speaks about his assessment of Modi’s first year as PM, researching gender in the 1960s, his love for Sanskrit literature, and what judo can teach those who frame social policy.

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Former Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo to be new chancellor of Nalanda university

60-year-old George Yeo was conferred Padma Bhushan in 2012 and is currently serving as a member of the governing board of the prestigious Nalanda university at Rajgir area of Bihar.

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I’ve received no salary or remuneration from Nalanda University… It’s been a labour of love, says Amartya Sen

In an interview with IE, Sen speaks on some of the questions that have been raised about his relationship with the university. Excerpts.

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Dissecting gender stereotypes, conflicts

With her focus on Punjab and Haryana, Dr Dagar insists that one has to go beyond the ‘Beti Bachao’ campaigns.

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Nalanda’s cosy club

The revival of a university in Nalanda is a noble mission. But the past seven years have seen a hijacking of the project by a small clique.

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Nalanda Board, MEA stick to their stands

On Thursday, in a letter to the Governing Board, Amartya Sen had “excluded” himself from continuing as chancellor.

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Amartya Sen says won’t reconsider decision to quit Nalanda University

Asked if he was worried about minorities, he said, he was “very much worried”.

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Unfortunate Amartya Sen treated so ‘shabbily’: Congress

Congress said it was unfortunate that a ‘national treasure’ like Sen is treated so ‘shabbily’ by the government.

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Faculty, students will be disheartened Amartya Sen’s exit, says board member

Tansen Sen also said any delay in implementing the recommendations would ‘impact India’s standing in international forums’.

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Sen and sensibility

Government must explain why it held up the reappointment of Nalanda University chancellor.

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No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen’s tenure, says Government

Sen rued that academic governance in India remains “so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government”.

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#Express5: Government cracks down on ‘document leak’ from the Petroleum Ministry ; Gujarat offers online option of voting

Here are the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.