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Safeguard vulnerable students at our IITs

The mental health crisis in Indian higher education institutions, including IITs, highlights the need for urgent attention

A B Tech student died by suicide on the IIT Delhi campus on Friday. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 05, 2023 09:51 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

UGC team visits Jadavpur varsity, student’s parents petition CM for justice

The UGC - apex body for higher education in India, had earlier sought three reports from JU on the incident and anti-ragging measures in the university.

Jadavpur University in Kolkata (File photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 02:59 AM IST

Eradication of ragging on campuses is as important as teaching complex subjects

A large number of students who come from economically weaker sections, differently-abled, shy or from rural backgrounds suffer at the hands of bullies

Ragging has been defined as an act of violence, physical or psychological, between any two – or more – students, regardless of whether they are seniors or juniors or in the same class.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 01, 2023 07:00 PM IST

72.7% varsities yet to appoint officer for grievance panels

The commission has set September 30 as the deadline for all higher education institutions to appoint an ombudsperson

Around 72.7% universities are yet to appoint an ombudsperson for redressal of students’ grievances. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 11:43 PM IST

Jadavpur University’s second report on student’s death unsatisfactory: UGC

The UGC has found a second report by Jadavpur University (JU) on the death of a first-year student “unsatisfactory”.

Students protest outside the varsity on August 17. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 12:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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