TISS students' protests now reach power corridors in New Delhi against withdrawal of financial aid for SC/ST scholars [Photos]

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) students and alumni staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars

FP Staff February 27, 2018 22:35:22 IST
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) students and alumni staged a demonstration near the human resource development ministry in New Delhi against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) students and alumni staged a demonstration near the human resource development ministry in New Delhi against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since 21 February against the administration demanding tuition, dining hall and hostel fees for scholarship students. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since 21 February against the administration demanding tuition, dining hall and hostel fees for scholarship students. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
They have been protesting against the withdrawal of financial aid given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholars. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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They have been protesting against the withdrawal of financial aid given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholars. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
Over 30 students along with their counterparts in Delhi colleges and universities demanded not to burden the students through fee hike and fund cuts. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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Over 30 students along with their counterparts in Delhi colleges and universities demanded not to burden the students through fee hike and fund cuts. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
One of the alumni, who requested anonymity, said the fees per semester had surged over 100 percent in just two years and the students were forced to become indebted to the banks through loans. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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One of the alumni, who requested anonymity, said the fees per semester had surged over 100 percent in just two years and the students were forced to become indebted to the banks through loans. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
"We appeal to you to immediately roll back withdrawal of Centre's Post Matric Scholarship (GOI-PMS) in TISS and reinstate all financial assistance that was earlier available," a memorandum that the students intended to submit to Union MHRD Minister Prakash Javdekar said. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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"We appeal to you to immediately roll back withdrawal of Centre's Post Matric Scholarship (GOI-PMS) in TISS and reinstate all financial assistance that was earlier available," a memorandum that the students intended to submit to Union MHRD Minister Prakash Javdekar said. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
The Post Matric Scholarship scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the state governments, providing financial assistance to the Scheduled Caste students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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The Post Matric Scholarship scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the state governments, providing financial assistance to the Scheduled Caste students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
TISS Students Union president Archana Soreng had said, "All talks and mediation with the administration over past many months have failed." Though the institute's administration offered some concessions, the students said they were not enough. A placard at the TISS protests. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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TISS Students Union president Archana Soreng had said, "All talks and mediation with the administration over past many months have failed." Though the institute's administration offered some concessions, the students said they were not enough. A placard at the TISS protests. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
The students are getting the support of TISS SC/ST Employee's Welfare Association and the TISS Teachers' Association. They are also being supported by TISS Alumni along with students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Delhi University Student Union, All India Students' Association, among others. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki
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The students are getting the support of TISS SC/ST Employee's Welfare Association and the TISS Teachers' Association. They are also being supported by TISS Alumni along with students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Delhi University Student Union, All India Students' Association, among others. Firstpost/Prthvir Solanki