JMI | Public Meeting: State of Education and Employment

“Young India Adhikar March” and the Jamia Chapter of Young India National Coordination Committee organised a Public Meeting titled “State of Education and Employment”.
The Public Meeting was joined by Hundreds of students of Jamia Millia Islamia. This Public Meeting is held at a time when Student-Youth is witnessing organised attack on public funded educational institutions and failure of the present government to create dignified Employment opportunity for youth. Under the banner of Young India more than 50 major Student-Youth movements, union members and organistaions from across the country have formed Young India National Coordination Committee (YINCC).
N. Sachin who teaches at Dyal Singh College, Delhi University and Manisha Sethi, Assistant Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia were two speakers. N. Sachin stressed the need to protect the aspirational value of the students as well as the teachings to preserve public funded education as the caste based lower sections have the education which is cheap as the way to get through the hardships they face and break the social norms. The cost cuttings in the funds of the central universities. He also spoke how privatization of Education will lead to exclusion of students coming from the marginalised community. Manisha Sethi spoke on the recent issues of involving National Investigation Agencies to see which Private University should be given the tag of eminence and in the matters of academic management. She also spoke on the current situations, where universities are expected to make scholars, and not make the students who are socially aware and educated, where it is made sure that their and basically every person’s thinking is limited and the art of questioning is suppressed. She also stressed on the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act which somehow gives the government powers to make anyone or any organisation’s activity unlawful. Sangwari-Group also performed a play as part of Meeting highlighting the issues and challenges the Student-youth is facing today

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