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?
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 complaints.
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.
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.
Little did I know that I would have to continue dealing with my identity-based issues, impostor syndrome and anxieties throughout my academic life.
Caste-based discrimination doesn't always come in the most rustic and brazen form – it has its own sophisticated and concealed versions.
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'.
The everyday exclusionary experiences borne out of the caste system.