April 19, 2021 9:02 am
The depoliticised classroom is an oxymoron, more so as “critical thinking” increasingly becomes the accepted imprimatur of academic credentials.
April 08, 2021 8:50 am
Good governance and profit runs into democratic values in private educational institutions. India and the world must invent new forms of world-class institutions that can bridge this fault line.
April 06, 2021 8:57 am
Lambasting and lampooning the government unreasonably doesn’t make one a revolutionary. It reflects a lack of open-mindedness, flexibility and spirit of accommodation.
April 05, 2021 8:48 am
No one has called his academic output into question. Freedom of expression is, however, a far greater asset for democracy and needs to be zealously protected.
April 02, 2021 11:40 am
Greater push towards privatisation has implications for academic freedom and diversity in education institutions. For a more just, equal educational system, the state must have a role
March 29, 2021 7:02 pm
Karmalkar, who was attending an Idea Exchange with The Indian Express, was asked if there has been any perceptible threat to academic freedom and increase in external pressures on universities over the last few years.
March 29, 2021 8:53 am
How many pundits can, through their writings and debates, hope to achieve a fraction of the impact she has had on the lives of young women?
March 24, 2021 6:57 am
The board of Trustees of Ashoka University wrote to the students on Tuesday, assuring that they will not interfere in the academic functioning of the university and that the faculty's freedom to write and speak in their chosen fora and on their chosen themes will be protected.
March 23, 2021 9:32 pm
Students at Ashoka University had called for a two-day boycott of classes starting Monday, to protest the resignation of their teachers, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian.
March 22, 2021 3:25 am
The statement has been jointly issued by Chancellor Rudrangshu Mukherjee, V-C Malabika Sarkar, Chairman Board of Trustees Ashish Dhawan, Mehta and Subramanian. It came a few hours after Mehta wrote to all students urging them to not "press" for his return.