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Ashoka University students begin class boycott, demand changes

While the students boycotted most of the classes during the day, nearly 900 students attended a scheduled class by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and discussed Karl Marx and his celebrated work Das Kapital.
News of Mehta’s exit broke on Thursday (he resigned on March 15) and caused a stir among students, faculty, and the larger academic community in India and overseas.(File photo)
News of Mehta’s exit broke on Thursday (he resigned on March 15) and caused a stir among students, faculty, and the larger academic community in India and overseas.(File photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2021 04:48 AM IST
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Lapses in institutional processes over resignation of faculty: Ashoka varsity

Ashoka University acknowledges lapses in institutional processes over resignations of political commentator Pratap Bhanu Mehta and noted economist Arvind Subramanian from its faculty.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (extreme right) and Arvind Subramanian (extreme left) resigned from Ashoka University recently.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindiustan Times File Photo)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (extreme right) and Arvind Subramanian (extreme left) resigned from Ashoka University recently.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindiustan Times File Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2021 01:11 PM IST
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Ashoka, its ex-professors move to salvage situation

News of Mehta’s exit broke on Thursday—he resigned on March 15—and caused a stir among students and faculty of the university, and the academic community across India and overseas.
The statement issued by Ashoka University also sought to help the university regain some of the reputational ground it has lost in the past few days.(MINT_PRINT)
The statement issued by Ashoka University also sought to help the university regain some of the reputational ground it has lost in the past few days.(MINT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 02:45 AM IST
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'Lapses will be rectified': Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Ashoka varsity issue statement

Breaking their silence after a week, the board which includes the chancellor, vice-chancellor and the chairman of the board of trustees of the varsity said they express "deep regret at the recent events".
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (extreme right) and Arvind Subramanian (extreme left) resigned from Ashoka University recently.(HT file photo)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (extreme right) and Arvind Subramanian (extreme left) resigned from Ashoka University recently.(HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2021 11:27 AM IST
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By | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

Ashoka students seek return of professors

Academics write open letter, term Mehta’s exit ‘dangerous attack on academic freedom’
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (extreme right) and Arvind Subramanian (extreme left) resigned from Ashoka University recently.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindiustan Times File Photo)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (extreme right) and Arvind Subramanian (extreme left) resigned from Ashoka University recently.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindiustan Times File Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2021 12:29 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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