Over 3,000 students have pledged a tuition strike for next semester unless a broad set of demands around tuition costs, financial aid, labor rights, divestment, housing justice, anti-racism, and police abolition are met.
After long months of waiting, the government has announced the disbursal of some of the scholarship funds. But for students, many questions still remain unanswered.
The administration has asked the University Grants Commission to make the exams assignment-based and are waiting to hear from them.
From NIT Calicut, DTU to UPES Dehradun, VIPS and GCOEA – students say they are being "forced" to pay for college resources that they are not even using.
Three years ago, a group of second-year students decided to support local artisans after coming to know about the hardships faced by Punjab's Thathiyaar community.
Research is often not seen as ‘work’, precisely because of the invisible nature of academic labour.
"I am a scholarship holder of 25% each semester. They didn’t even give me the scholarship for the previous semester saying it will be adjusted in the next semester."