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Upper-caste share is down, more marginal groups enter campuses -Shalini Nair

-The Indian Express New education report: Muslims, disabled most under-represented. While the proportion of upper-caste students in Higher Education institutions is still considerably higher than their share in the population, for the first time ever their “erstwhile near-monopoly” is being eroded with their percentage share falling to below 50 per cent over the last few years, according to a study. Advertising All other groups, women, Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Castes (SC), and...

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Urban Only In Name -Sama Khan

-The Indian Express One-fourth of the urban population lives in these small towns (20,000 to 1,00,000 population). These 7 crore people need amenities to match up to their ‘urban’ status. Many of these towns may not be in the vicinity of big cities. Small towns in India are something of an oxymoron. They are far removed from cities in character and appearance and are constantly struggling to establish their “urbanness”. A...

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18.6 million without jobs in India this year, unemployment rate to stand at 3.5 per cent in 2019

-India Today According to its latest report by ILO, India has an estimated 18.6 million jobless in the country this year which will increase to 18.9 million in 2019 Many would argue that the core objective behind education is to gainful employability. They are not far from the truth. Indeed, many organizations that evaluate the return on investment in education do so on the basis of the employability quotient. The data with regard...

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How to save Kisan Credit Cards from becoming an easy tool for money laundering -Sanganagouda Dhawalgi

-Financial Express Recently, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan cautioned the government that Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) can be a potential credit risk for the economy. Recently, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan cautioned the government that Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) can be a potential credit risk for the economy. Rajan’s caution be that as it may, one thing is certain that today KCC has become a tool in the hands of several...

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Dismantling the public university -Manoj Kumar Jha & Ghazala Jamil

-The Hindu The debate on privatising Higher Education must be founded on the role of such institutions in developing a democratic and inclusive society. Motihari University, Manipur University, Hyderabad Central University, Jawaharlal Nehru University — these names have become shorthand for a set of problems that get framed differently depending on who does the analysis. The list of campuses of public-funded Higher Education institutions where anger is simmering or has flared up...

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