Newsclick Production, October 21,2013
Deepak Nayyar, former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Delhi, spoke at a seminar on “Economy in Crisis” organized by Centre for Policy Analysis, New Delhi. He said that macroeconomic crisis in India have been triggered by a fragile balance of payments situation, and the answer lies in not only cutting expenditure, but also increasing income. Nayyar said that the present situation is just as bad as that in 1991. Increase in growth has failed to translate into an increase in employment. Crisis in social infrastructure such as education and health run deep, and India hasn't used industrialization to mobilize its human resource as yet. To address the crisis, there is a need for pro-active engagement of the government, he said.
Amit Sengupta, September25,2013
Forty years back a young scholar with a fresh PhD in Physics from Delhi University took a train to Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh. It was to be a turning point in the life of Vinod Raina, for this short train journey was to transform him into a lifetime social activist, campaigner and educationist in the true sense. He left behind the glamour world of theoretical Physics to plunge into the struggle to transform society through the universalisation of access to education and knowledge.
Delhi University Alumni,May 23, 2013
Dr. Manmohan Singh, PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
Mr.Pallam Raju, Minister of Human Resource and Development
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA
As alumni of Delhi University, we would like to convey our shock and dismay at the academic 'reforms' and the manner in which the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Dinesh Singh is bringing them about.
Venkatesh Hariharan, May 20, 2013
I was talking to the principal of a Mumbai-based school and asked him what role information technology (IT) plays in education.
Sneha Gusain, Sana Amir and Salma Rehman (Students of AJK MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia University)
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India ranks 17th as an international child marriage hotspot. Sneha Gusain, Sana Amir and Salma Rehman report how social stigma amongst rural and urban poor subjects young girls to child marriage.
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Vinod Raina, 14 April, 2012
It is a comment on our times that a fairly small obligation on the private and minority schools under the Right to Education (RtE) Act should have led to such an intense national debate - it only highlights how far we have diverged from our national goals from the time of our independence.