Abha Goradia

Abha works with the Mumbai bureau and covers the education beat as well as other stories she finds interesting.

Articles By Abha Goradia

Caste oppression is reinventing itself: Dalit scholar at TISS

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.

Maharashtra: E-Balbharti department plans e-learning platform to make study material affordable

“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.

Marathi teachers raise concerns over change in question paper pattern

Teachers also pointed out that the Marathi question paper is so lengthy that only a few students can attempt it. “Last year, even though the paper was made for 100 marks, only three hours were given.

Mumbai: Rs 200-crore textile museum will house NIFT sub-centre, to showcase city’s mill culture

The museum, to be equipped to hold fashion shows, will come up on a 44,000 sq metre land belonging to erstwhile India United Mills number 2 and 3 in Byculla and will house a sub-centre of the NIFT.

Explained: Why ‘internal marks’ have returned to Maharashtra schools, what else has changed in Board exams

The government set up a committee in July to study the evaluation norms of various Boards. This committee submitted a report asking for the revival of internal marks.

Charaka Rishi discovered atoms, says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

He also said that ancient physician Sushruta was the world’s first surgeon. Western researchers attribute the first theory of atom to Greek philosopher Democritus.

‘March for Science’ seeks promotion of scientific temper in Mumbai

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.

Mumbai University centre without faculty for years

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.

Student polls to be held after Maharashtra Assembly elections: Vinod Tawde

The provision in Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016, for student elections will be amended after the ordinance is signed by the governor.

Mumbai: 15 deemed, non-agricultural varsities to fill up 80% vacancies

This will enable filling up of 659 of 1,166 vacancies across universities, a notification issued by the department said. Mumbai University will fill up 136 out of its 211 vacancies.

Mumbai University to offer MA in European Cultures

MU, through its Centre for European Studies, has become the only university in Asia to become a part of an international consortium of eight universities in the world to offer the course.

Teachers miss school to protest as govt mum on demands

The teachers, part of Maharashtra Permanent Unaided Kruti Samiti, have continuously appealed for full salaries and to make unaided schools aided. In Mumbai, the protest was held at Azad Maidan.

Six months after its inauguration, Mumbai University’s incubation centre yet to get allotted space

The space of over 40,000 sq ft allotted to the centre in the Green Technology building at the university’s Kalina campus is presently being used by the examination department, sources said.

Explained: Maharashtra student elections schedule announced; what next?

Why were elections stopped on campuses, and what will happen now that they will be held again? The Indian Express explains 

Gained In Translation: 34-year-old turns love of books into publishing Marathi translations of titles

Ashtekar, a Class X dropout from Nashik’s Ghoti village, fell in love with reading as he went about selling newspaper in trains: one of the many odd jobs he worked through his initial days.

TISS Students’ Union election: From Hyderabad campus, scholarship issue finds place in agenda

Student council elections were held at TISS’ Mumbai campus on Friday.

Only 10% affiliated colleges reported to Mumbai University on setting up online grievance redressal cells

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.

Mumbai University offers MSc Zoology (Oceanography)

Sindhu Swadhyay Sanstha is a department of MU formed in 2014 to offer integrated aquatic education, presently operating out of Kalina, Kalyan and Ratnagiri campus.

Fire breaks out in 4-storey building in Mumbai’s Colaba, 1 killed, 2 injured, 15 rescued

Four fire engines, four jumbo tankers and an ambulance reached the spot by 12.25 pm. The fire was brought under control in about three hours.

Students of TISS Mumbai, Tujlapur, Guwahati campuses join fee hike protest

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.