His book, released on July 22, highlights several facets on tackling the problem of caste discrimination in contemporary times. It also highlights the need to dismantle the divisions created by a neo-liberal economy.
“At present, private e-learning platforms charge users between Rs 7,000 and Rs 25,000. We will make the content available for as less as Rs 25 per user,” said Yogesh Limaye, IT head, E-Balbharti department.
While the event was held worldwide on May 4, Lok Sabha elections were then in progress in the country. On Friday, a symbolic march was held in several cities. In Mumbai, the march started from DG Ruparel College in Matunga and concluded at Shivaji Park, Dadar.
The institute was given a mandate to work in the areas of panchayati raj system; science, technology and society; and secularism and democracy, among others. The aim was to encourage research in these areas and be a think-tank to the government.
While some colleges have not made any such provision, some have provided an email id while others have provided a link to the grievance redressal website of University Grants Commission, which is not in accordance to the statutes.
On July 8, more than 35 students began a protest at the Hyderabad campus demanding that the institute should bridge the gap between the scholarship amount provided by the government post-matric scholarship (GOI-PMS), and the actual living expenses of students.