Ashoka University News
CBI charges Gupta brothers, who founded Ashoka University, in Rs 1,626 crore bank fraud; all you need to know
They have been accused of cheating the Central Bank of India along with 11 other banks to the tune of Rs 1,626.74 crore
'You are from SRK's country': Egyptian travel agent makes booking for Indian professor without payment
Ashwini Deshpande, an Economics professor from Ashoka University recently took to social media to recount her experience while booking a trip, when things worked out in her favour due to Shah Rukh Khan’s reputation
'Ashoka University will remain committed to academic freedom': Full text of Chancellor Rudrangshu Mukherjee's statement
The Ashoka University was at the centre of a controversy this week, with the resignations of political commentator Pratap Bhanu Mehta and economist Arvind Subramanian from its faculty
Ashoka University acknowledges 'lapses in institutional processes' over Pratap Bhanu Mehta's resignation
Mehta resigned as professor earlier this week, saying that the founders made it 'abundantly clear' that his association with the institution was a 'political liability'
Pratap Bhanu Mehta a thorn to establishment, says Raghuram Rajan on professor's exit from Ashoka University
In a Linkedin post, former RBI governor Rajan said that free speech has suffered a "grievous blow" in India this week as professor Mehta, one of India's finest political scientists, resigned from the varsity
Economist Arvind Subramanian resigns as Ashoka University professor days after Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s exit
The former CEA’s exit triggered protests, with the faculty claiming in a letter to the VC that Mehta’s resignation was because he was a critic of the government
After Pratap Bhanu Mehta, former CEA Arvind Subramanian resigns from Ashoka University
Other faculty members wrote to the vice chancellor and board members saying that the resignations 'raise urgent questions about the university's commitment to academic freedom'
TM Krishna's The Edict Project is a stunning endeavour that doesn't fully transcend its technical challenges
In the stunning Edict Project, TM Krishna has sung the lines that Ashoka engraved in rock and pillar millennia ago.
Watch: TM Krishna's new project sets Ashoka's edicts to Carnatic music ragas
The edicts are sung in the original Magadhi Prakrit by TM Krishna, in ragas drawn from the Carnatic music tradition.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta quits as Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University to return to academics
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University has resigned from his post citing return to full-time academic life as the reason behind his resignation.
Ali Khan Mahmudabad on the making of North Indian Muslim identity via poetry, politics, religion
Mahmudabad spoke to Firstpost about the impact of literature and poetry on shaping political identity and the role of Muslim identity in Indian politics.
Ashoka University sexual harassment case: Complainant says she got no justice; institute claims it stuck to due process
Ashoka University students and alumni wrote an open letter on a website on the plight of the woman who accused professor Mitul Baruah of sexual harassment.
Ashoka University alumni highlight plight of survivor sexually harassed by professor in open letter; blame varsity for flouting norms
In an open letter published at www.youtooashoka.in, a platform run by some concerned students and alumni of Ashoka University, the group highlighted the gross violations of the varsity's own policies, in dealing with Baruah's case.
Rebel Girls, rise: We need feminist stories for our daughters; tales that empower and inspire
In India, not much is happening in the area of feminist literature for little girls.
Ashoka University issue: Are universities encouraging liberal, democratic and free speech?
If Ashoka University encourages its students to question, is expressing opinion undemocratic in institutions of higher learning like this one, built on the lines of American universities encouraging liberal, democratic and free speech?
Ashoka University: You don't have to choose between free speech and patriotism
The controversy around Ashoka University’s conduct has made die-hard supporters of free speech angry and upset.
Ashoka University embroiled in free speech debate: Two staff members quit after signing Kashmir petition
Ashoka University in Sonepat has allegedly prompted resignation of two of its staff members, who had signed on a petition asking for plebiscite and demilitarization in Kashmir.
Ashoka University deploys Juniper Networks solutions for campus network infrastructure
Juniper Networks, the network solutions provider, has announced that Ashoka University has selected Juniper Networks to provide the network infrastructure to support its goal of growing tenfold in the next five years.