If PhD candidates from marginalised backgrounds are being excluded in the interview round despite scoring well in the written examination, can the institution claim to be emancipatory?
Tag: on the edge
UC Davis Becomes First US Public Institution to Add Caste to its Anti-Discrimination Policy
According to the new policy, which was amended in September this year, students or university staff who are discriminated against on the basis of their castes, can now file …
Kerala Varsity Removes Prof Accused of Casteism From Post, PhD Scholar Calls for Expulsion
Deepa P. Mohanan, a scholar belonging to the Dalit community, has alleged that she was discriminated against on the basis of her caste for the last ten years.
In Row Over Alleged Casteism, One PhD Scholar Has Been on Hunger Strike For a Week
Deepa P. Mohanan alleges that, for the past ten years, the director of her institute in Kottayam has been stalling her education because of her Dalit identity.
Structural Harassment: The Anxieties of OBC Students at Elite Institutions
Little did I know that I would have to continue dealing with my identity-based issues, impostor syndrome and anxieties throughout my academic life.
School and Caste: Why the IIT Kharagpur Incident Took Me Down Memory Lane
Caste-based discrimination doesn't always come in the most rustic and brazen form – it has its own sophisticated and concealed versions.
Caught on Video, IIT Kharagpur Abuse Row Raises Questions on Casteist Bullying
In an English preparatory class meant for SC, ST and OBC students, Dr Seema Singh can purportedly be seen calling students 'bloody bastards' and 'dumb'.
Chalk Monitor, Raita and a Wedding Hall: On Caste in Everyday Experiences
The everyday exclusionary experiences borne out of the caste system.