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Ashoka University


Bigger campus, more student intake: Ashoka University’s expansion plan

May 16, 2022 5:49 am

The university’s construction started in 2012, and it was properly established in 2014. It currently has around 2,600 students, of which 80% are undergraduates. It has a 1.4 million square feet campus with around 200 faculty members. Speaking about its plans, Ashi

Ashoka University announces merit cum means scholarship for science students

March 04, 2022 7:07 pm

Shortlisted candidates based on the predefined eligibility criteria will receive an invitation to apply for the merit scholarship. Candidates are required to submit a form with a statement Of purpose (SOP) and the latest Income Tax Return of their parents/guardians.

Ashoka University to build new campus, double student capacity

September 09, 2021 10:34 am

The university plans to expand its intake to 6,000 students with the expansion as it laid the foundation stone for a new 27-acre campus in Sonipat on Wednesday.

From jobs to medical needs, alumni associations lend a helping hand in fight against COVID-19

May 30, 2021 6:29 pm

Various alumni associations have been involved in verifying the leads for oxygen cylinders, hospital beds and necessary medicines. However, a few alumni groups are also helping others find a job as many industries have become unstable amid covid, while some are using technology to meet the challenges proposed by the second wave of coronavirus outbreak.

University cannot surrender its role as a site of dissent and questioning

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.

Ashoka University episode reveals clash between principles of capitalism and democracy

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.

Prejudice of any kind has no place in politics

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.

Why the Pratap Bhanu Mehta episode is not about academic freedom

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.

What Ashoka University controversy says about the failures of private institutions

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

Threats to academic freedom have always existed, it's on leadership to deal with them: Pune University Vice-chancellor

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.