Petition to Dharmendra Pradhan, Sohini Bhattacharya, ElsaMarie DSilva, Dr. Shruti Kapoor, Right to Education Forum, Yuvaa, Dr. Ranjana Kumari, National Coalition for Education, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan
10 Million Girls are at Risk of Never Returning to School #100DaysofAction
My future is at stake. This second wave of the pandemic has left people struggling for food, struggling to get medicines and oxygen. Family income is hanging by a thread but most importantly, any hope for education is lost. How will we ever recover from this? My name is Nisha* and I was forced to work until I was nine. I only learnt the word "school" after half of my school life was over. I have been working for years with organisations like Save the Children to ensure that girls from slum areas in Delhi are enrolled into school, get the books they need and extra help in studies so they are really learning. But now, it seems even those efforts are at stake. Girls are always seen as weak or a burden, they are the first ones pushed into work, sold to the highest bidder or married to the cheapest. I have seen some of that first hand, in my own life. Our government needs to give special attention to this silent pandemic, one where girls like me are lost to the worst possible lives. A life without education for a girl is a life without any rights. My dream is to see girls take strides towards their futures. This is slowly becoming a distant dream. Will you help me hold on to it? Will you #AllyUpForHer and help #SaveOurEducation? Nisha*, 18 years, New Delhi. 10 million girls are at risk of never returning to school. The effects of COVID-19 crisis has put the promise of ‘education for all’ into jeopardy, casting a long shadow on their future. While school closures are an effective precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, evidence from previous emergencies suggest that the longer children are unable to attend learning facilities, the more likely it is they will never return to school. The risk of children dropping out-of-school applies especially for girls and the most marginalized including children of migrant families As the Minister for Education, we urge you to consider the below recommendations from Save the Children so all children, especially girls, continue to learn. 1. Ensure learning continuity through equitable access to teaching learning materials for vulnerable children with special focus on girls including development of low-tech and no-tech solutions. 2. Ensure psychosocial wellbeing support to combat the impact of COVID-19 for children, parents, caregivers and educational personnel. 3. Ensure uninterrupted provision of safe and nutritious food for all children (Mid-Day Meal) during closure of educational facilities. 4. Ensure dedicated financial support to ensure continuity of learning of children who have lost both or one of their parents due to COVID-19. 5. Increase in union and state education budgets to ensure that all children have access to quality, inclusive education equitable education and build back equitable, more inclusive and resilient education systems. 6. Ensure teachers, Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and helpers well-being especially those personally affected by COVID-19, limit their role to teaching/academic work and prioritize their vaccination. 7. Minimize use of schools and educational institutions for any public health interventions (including use of schools for medical use or COVID-19 vaccination centers) to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. Nisha's words echo our asks and it is our collective responsibility to #AllyUpForHer. India must ensure that girls are brought back to school or we are at risk of losing an entire generation of learners to the pandemic. We are campaigning for #100DaysOfAction to say all children, especially girls, continue to learn. And we ask you to #AllyUpForHer!
Petition to Higher Education Commission
Ban online classes
To, HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION As you know due to the ongoing corona virus we are attending online classes from home. Therefore, we are writing this application to bring into your knowledge, the problems we are facing due to the online classes. As this is the first time teachers and students have been exposed to taking online classes, therefore we are facing many problems such as: • Teachers do not have the expertise to teach online. • Students face problems with their internet connection especially those students who are attending classes from far flung and remote areas. • We are unable to grasp the lecture as there are a lot of technical concepts which cannot be taught online. • We are muted by the teacher in the beginning of the session that's why we cannot raise questions which leaves our concepts unclear and vague. • Teachers are just trying to complete the course and students are unable to match their pace which is causing problems.• we are facing too much difficulty in labs because teachers are only providing us youtube links and ask us to work ourselves, instead of teaching us. Some of students dont have laptop how they perform that practical work• We cannot even gather for group studies to clear our concepts, as the families won't allow us due to the ongoing situation. • We have mid terms scheduled from April or may , we are very much worried. Attempting the exam without clear knowledge of courses will only reduce our GPA Which is a huge loss. Kindly sir come up with some alternative for us and stop these online classes so that it will not effect our studies and GPA!Regards SST
Petition to Telangana Chief Minister (CMO Telangana), K T Rama Rao, Sabitha Indra Reddy, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Navin Mittal
Save Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPW)
Save Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) #SaveKNPW Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) in Hyderabad,Telangana is Asia’s first Women's Polytechnic College is now being planned to convert it to a private engineering college due to lack of funds (as cited by the management). What the KNPW alumni and students feared that would probably happen became true when the college name was missing from the list of states polytechnic colleges for the academic year 2021-2022 released by the Telangana Department of Education. Before going into complete details of the present issue we would like to share some interesting facts related to KNPWC. • As mentioned earlier, Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) is the Asia’s first Women’s Polytechnic College established by the Exhibition Society in the month of June, 1961. • Late Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India laid the Foundation Stone on 19th July, 1962. • The spacious and beautiful building was inaugurated by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India on 23rd June, 1966. • On successful completion of very satisfactory and excellent growth of 25 years the institution was privileged to celebrate Silver Jubilee Celebrations inaugurated by Late Sri Rajiv Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India on 26th November, 1987. • On successful completion of 50 years, this Polytechnic has also celebrated its Golden Jubilee Celebrations on 2nd March, 2013. • Every year approximately 1500 girl/women students qualify several polytechnic courses from KNWPC. The fees levied on students is nominal which can be afforded by the students from under privileged and economical weaker sections. The college offers all facilities to students such as laboratories, playground, including hostel for students. The following courses are offered by Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) 1. DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (DCE) - 3 YEARS - 50 Seats 2. DIPLOMA IN ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING (DECE) - 3 YEARS- 50+10 SF Seats 3. DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANTSHIP (DAA) - 3 YEARS - 60 Seats 4. DIPLOMA IN COMMERCIAL & COMPUTER PRACTICE (DCCP) - 3 YEARS - 60 Seats 5. DIPLOMA IN GARMENT TECHNOLOGY (DGT) - 3 YEARS - 30 - Seats 6. DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT & CATERING TECHNOLOGY (DHMCT) - 3 YEARS - 30 Seats 7. DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (DPH) - 2 YEARS - 50+10 SF - Seats II SELF FINANCE COURSES : 8 DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING (DCME) - 3 YEARS - 60 SF - Seats The college will no more be offering aided courses as it has applied for closure of five courses and decided to run remaining four courses as self-financed courses. The five courses to be discontinued include Garment Technology (DGT), Hotel Management & Catering Technology (DHMCT), Pharmacy (DPH), Commercial and Computer Practice (DCCP) and Architectural Assistantship (DAA). One of the oldest and prestigious colleges of our KNWPC, which was established exclusively for the welfare of women where hundreds of girls from economically weaker, marginalised communities have graduated, to promote literacy rate among women, to encourage girl students to pursue careers in engineering and other streams is being privatised. As per Dhiraj Kumar Jaiswal, Secretary of Exhibition Society, stated that they are forced to convert aided courses into self-financed courses due to financial constraints. He also quoted that they are ready to run the college, but only if the Telangana State Govt continues to provide financial assistance in paying salaries to contract lecturers. We, the Students and alumni of KNPWC allege that the exhibition society, is trying to shut down the college and start a private engineering college in its place. Reason for the allegation is that the society on one hand has applied and received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from State board of technical education and training to stop the aided courses; on the other hand they have also applied for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to convert / upgrade KNPWC as a private engineering college from JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad ). By citing financial constraints as reason, exhibition society took the decision to convert KNWPC to a private college. However, exhibition society conducts an annual consumer exhibition (Numaish) in Hyderabad, Telangana state every year in the month of January and February. Through this exhibition the society is earning approximately 10 to 15 Croresof Rupees. We along with the faculty members question the society that where these funds are being utilised. Instead we suggest the society to use that finances to run the college which approximately require 5 crores per annum. Telangana Government spent Rs. 5993 crores for Shadi Mubarak & Kalyana Lakshmi schemes and Rs.1102 crores on Bathukamma Sarees since 2015. Education is a better gift than a saree or a lump sum amount for marriage for a girl child. Every girl needs to be educated enough to fight the odds of society. So, we the girl students and alumni of KNWPC along with other supporting Student Organisations, (SFI, AIDSO, AISF, ABVP ), social activists, educationalists, women organisations, like minded support groups demand Telangana Government to provide financial support to restore the good old days to KNWPC which produced brilliant engineers, architects, politicians, fashion designers and self –reliant women citizens to India over the last six decades. Even we are trying hard to gather the support from all political parties, Women Organisations , student organisations, social activists to save KNWPC from privatisation/commercialisation. In this process we Alumni could gather the support of Danasari Seethakka, MLA (Mulugu Constituency). Kamala Nehru Polytechnic Parirakshna Committee Members, Ch.Prameela (convenor-KNPPC) and E.Hemalatha (KNPPC member) met minister KTR garu and submitted memorandum regarding the conversion of Kamala Nehru Polytechnic college from govt. aided into a self financing one and its serious repercussions on poor & backward women's education. He promised that he will look into the matter. Smt.P. Vijaya reddy garu (khairatabad corporator) also requested him to take necessary steps to commence admissions for this academic year into the aided courses. Swati Maniputri (alumni, KNWPC), along with PDSU Leaders met Sabitha Indra Reddy, Minister for State Education and presented the memorandum and requested her support. She has extended her support and also assured to extend her help in all possible ways. Mere lack of funds should not be the reason for closing of prestigious KNWPC which has trained so many polytechnic diploma professionals. Instead, the government should have taken an initiative to provide funds to the college with better facilities which would bring honour to state and even nation as well. We as Students and Alumni of KNWPC request K. Chandra Sekhar Rao (KCR), Honourable Chief Minister, Telangana State and Mrs. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Honorable Minister for Education, Telangana State to look into this matter and take an initiative to save the Prestigious Kamala Nehru Women’s Polytechnic College from being shut down. Save Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNWP) #SaveKNWP
Petition to IT ministry, Shri Dharmenda pradhan, Himanta Biswa sharma, Ranoj pegu
We demand a new merit list for Ishan Uday Scholarship 2021.
Hello everyone, this petition is all about the ongoing scam with the students of North East India. Ishan Uday Scholarship which is under University Grants Commission has been providing financial aid to economically weaker students of North East India. The purpose of the scheme was to promote higher education among the students of North-east by helping them financially. This scheme was supposed to encourage a lot of students for their higher studies but this year, a lot of students are deprived of this opportunity because of a scam. There has been an unnatural and absurd data in the merit list. Thousands of mismatch names and unknown colleges are being entered in the list. From Victoria Inter College, a total number of 238 students got selected in the merit list. From St Paul’s College of Management and Information Technology, a whooping 533 students got selected in the Ishan Uday and in Medak Institute of technology and pharmacy, the number is even higher with 550 students. The numbers are unbelievably high even though none of them are famous institutes. Without surprise all three mentioned colleges are private. If we search the Medak Institute, which is located faraway in Medak district in Telengana (again a red flag), the google search returns a result “Permanently Closed". Moreover, there were faults in name, gender and religion of the students. This issue is serious and needs to be addressed and the truth behind all these must be revealed. The students of North East demands a completely new merit list. Please help me sign this petition so that we can bring back the rights of the deprived students.
Petition to Shri. Narendra Modiji, Mrs. Varsha Gaikwad, Shri Udhav Balasaheb Thakre
Due to COVID 19 in India 50% School Fees should be taken from Parents
Huge School Fees hike from last few years, it's biggest problem for Parents. Due to COVID 19 in India, Financial Crisis created everywhere. 50% School Fees should be taken from Parents. 100% Teachers Salary should be given.
Petition to teacher, Students
Huge Corruption in Education sector - A sign of deteriorating governance system of India!!
Now-a-days, many private engineering colleges are run as if they are money-making businesses instead of institutes run for a noble cause of imparting education. Being a faculty working in one such institute, I have been observing very closely and experiencing all such things. There are many ways such corruption can be done and importantly all of these activities directly or indirectly impact the students, the future of our country. I write to express my concern over the issue of abuse of power and corruption in private engineering colleges and issues are stated as below; 1). In my Institute, like all other faculty members, I was giving more than 30% of my salary amount, in return as hard cash to the institute. This scam may be accounted for more than rupees of 1 crore per month in my college. More or less similar things have been happening in many educational institutions for a long time. In some institutes, the return amount to the management is even more than 50% of the salary. 2). In many institutions, faculty appointments are made only if the faculty agree upon these conditions. 3). Due to such a policy of higher salary amount shown on salary slips of the employees (actual amount in hand is less), institutes can show huge amounts being spent in the form of salary (for faculty), and the same is conveyed to the Fee Regulating Authority (FRA). FRA decides the student's fees amount on the basis of the amount spent on salary and other expenses. Therefore, the student's fees get hiked. Therefore, the injustice is done not only on the faculty of the institute but also on the student community. 4). Taking note of the above facts, famous Padma Shri Awardee Indian business journalist and author Sucheta Dalal has tweeted on 02/07/2021,( https://twitter.com/suchetadalal/status/1410822450972172291?s=19 "). Even after 2484 Retweets, 273 Quote Tweets, 9,760 Likes, none of the government agencies took cognizance of this. 5). Another method used by the institutes for earning money is levying monetary fines on students for different reasons. For example: for student's absenteeism (one lecture, one session, one day, or many days), late coming, non-completion of work in time, etc. These Institutes never inform anybody (not even the students) regarding for what purpose the amount collected (Lacks of rupees) in the form of fine is utilized. 6). Another method of money collection is in the form of Alumni Association registration fees (approx. Rs. 1000/- per student), deposit fees (approx. Rs. 5000/- per student), and Transfer certificate fees (approx. Rs. 1000/- per student). Many Institutes never give the actual account details of all such collections. Moreover, many times, we have complained with an affidavit (Notary) to the concerned regulatory bodies like; University, DTE, and AICTE. But, unfortunately, none of them have extended their support or even shown willingness to take a note of the same. Rather, they are seen to be managed by these educational institutes. Some of the higher authorities of these regulatory bodies have advised me to change the institution if I am not happy with one particular institution. Some authorities tried to discourage us or tried to frighten us. Therefore, to eradicate these termites of the Indian education system and make our system corruption-free, everybody's support is expected and required. Would you please help us?
Petition to The President of India, Prime Minister of India
I want my Post graduate Degree and Marksheet from Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Problem - I am Pooja Gupta , I completed my MBA Education from Indian Institute of Management Rohtak in March 2020. The Institute has illegally withheld my degree. I have already exhausted all my resources to get my degree.Least I Could want is my Marksheet and degree and not the Justice which I deserve as I am unable to pursue/apply for my career Opportunities. I live in India and tried each and every options. Currently my case is ongoing in High Court of Haryana and Chandigarh for more than a year now. The slow process as sloth is quite disheartening in the time of Digital India. I am losing my hope from Ministry of Education as I am yet to get any satisfactory response from them. Legal slogan " None is above the law included the judges ". But not making any inquiry against Dheeraj Sharma (Director, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak ) is showing that there is no law. There is question in mind of people , What is Law ? & What is Democracy ? In India , so many fundamental right of the citizen has violated but, executive & legislative are silent .This is very sad for democracy & for rule of law. This is like fun of Law. Please support my Petition.Kindly go through the link to understand more. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/pooja-gupta-iimrohtak_management-tenwithpgp10-convocation-activity-6797343046783574016-MUT9 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/pooja-gupta-iimrohtak_work-joblife-business-activity-6810944588212162561-IgVT
Petition to Government, CBSE, Education board, Supreme Court of India
We want justice, Change the result !
We are Students ,who faced dilemma and depression after viewing results. if you have taken exams before, we preferred that even in the situation of pandemic, that was way better than these results. You are destroying our future, You are destroying youth. Now, We are not able to seek admissions in most renowned Universities and even can’t pursue our future goals. You pushed us in a situation in which there is no other way rather than protesting for what we actually deserve. I don’t understand why government make policies which they can’t apply or follow. When students who always score higher than before and work harder always to raise there levels then how can the government be so brutal to just throw their hard-work in dustbins. e.g. A person who score 84% In 10th( maths, science & english ) and 84.5%( all subjects ) in 11th ,got only 64.8% (tabulated according to CBSE guidelines).They are not even responding to our calls , messages or mails. This is the only way left. I want you all to Help and support us to get we really deserve not what there unused policy gave. WE ARE STUDENTS , WE ARE YOUTH OF THE COUNTRY , WE OUR THE UPCOMING GENERATION , WE WANT JUSTICE!