The three key areas highlighted in the Union Budget 2020 are vocationalisation, digitization, and enhanced foreign direct investment in education in India. However, these measures should not be privileged at the expense of the core concerns of higher education in India.
It is beyond comprehension why the classification of categories needs to be made public in our universities. The identification of one’s caste, much like that of race, sex, or even gender, is a private matter.
Over the past 70 days, the borders of JNU have come down in the most disastrous ways, and the spirit of exchange between the nation and the university, the city and the campus gone toxic in the bitterest way possible.