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Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Prakash Javadekar, Narendra Modi, Raghubar Das, CMO Jharkhand, PMO India

Save NUSRL : Tyranny, Corruption and Maladministration

THE PRESENT DAY: After being given assurances, promises and word of mouth for bringing substantial developments within 3 months,  the protest was called off. But of no avail, the sorry state of affairs continue to linger. The temporary VC has been in office since the last 5 months. On being confronted with the follow up on our demands and the assurances that were  given to us in the month of April, the administration as usual laughed off all our demands and even termed them as being no issues at all!! The very things they promised us, they do not have any respect even for the statements made by them! How can we even allow such a mockery, aren't they laughing at our inability to ask for the things that are rightfully ours, what we have paid for! When the Registrar in charge himself says, when approached to address the students who had gathered in the administrative block, ' I have no responsibility towards you all and I refuse to come down to address the students'. Such statement from the registrar!! It was on the VCs call that he came forward. We refuse to have such administrators who lack such courage. Let's take a look at the points of Consideration on which the whole protest that started during the month of April has resumed now:- 1. The Hon’ble Chancellor visits the campus of NUSRL and address the grievances of the students. 2. Complete Administrative overhaul, including the appointment of Permanent Vice-Chancellor and Registrar, by an unbiased and competent screening committee. 3. The financial records of the University should be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or by any other unbiased external authority. The Annual Audit reports of the Accounts of the University, should be immediately published. 4.Release of funds by the State Government for completion of the proposed master plan and furnishing status-report of funding for the university with respect to the State Government. 5. Ensuring the appointment of qualified and competent permanent faculty through a fair and transparent procedure with special emphasis on the qualifications of the application reviewing/selection committee. 6. The report of the fact-finding committee appointed by the Bar Council of India, which visited the university and took cognizance of the persisting issues, be made available. 7. There shall be no Student Victimization under the garb of authority. There shall be no action on the protesting students and the participating students shall not be victimized. The protest against the maladministration and corruption began in April, 2017. The students were promised by the higher authorities that their demands would be fulfilled within the period of 3 months. The same did not take place. Thus, the students sat on the road of the institution in a peaceful protest in September, 2017. In the past few days, the students have been victimized, the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor in charge has openly threatened the students that if the protest goes on, he will ruin their careers. Physical force was deployed within the premises of the campus in order to intimidate innocent students. Also, the right to peacefully protest was infringed when a few students who were recording the presence of these armed personnel and water cannon on the campus were roughed up and then, detained without any cause by the police. The students have been sitting in the scorching heat, have stood in the heavy rains, slept on the road in the cold frosty nights of the past few days. Even then, they are bravely standing up for their rights. Support from different Universities and the Media has helped them in being fearless while taking this protest forward. From being victimized and threatened by the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Incharge to being roughed up and intimidated by the armed personnel, the students are still determined to fight for their rights. NUSRL thus stands in SOLIDARITY.NUSRL stands UNITED.NUSRL is FEARLESS. #unitednusrl #buildnusrl #fearlessnusrl #i_am_nusrl #keep_it_trending

Dibya Prakash
1,265 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Narendra Modi, Election Commission of INDIA, Prakash Javadekar, venkaiah naidu, Public Works Department, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani, Anil Baijal, Hindustan Times

Regulations for Student Elections

How student elections are carried on Student associations across all of India have geared up to woo potential voters and engage in excessive propaganda. Students are offered petty virtual bribes in the form of discount coupons, vouchers, movie tickets and the like to gain their support. Lengthy and fancy manifestos are presented, only to be discarded as trash later. Not only are lakhs of rupees literally wasted, the contesting candidates are mostly people who do not have any credibility, educationally or competence-wise. There are absolutely hardly any strict regulations and candidates once elected, disappear from the scene soon after the elections.Worst of these situations is how terribly they vandalize the campuses. Beautiful college walls, metro stations, roads, bus stands and almost everything is destroyed by an uncountable number of posters & pamphlets and clumsy spray painting.  These campaigners, thriving on political connections, who do not have even a little regard for basic civic sense, or lack the required academic proficiency, or indulge in money and muscle power, do not deserve to represent the students of the whole university.  A few years ago, the Lyngdoh Committee had proposed these very reforms ( including banning the use of posters or any printed material, 75% compulsory attendance of candidates contesting elections, limit of Rs 5000 of election expenses per candidate, etc. and till date, there has been no change.Some suggested reforms are as follows:1. While assessing the candidature- a) 30% weight-age to college-attendance, which should be at least 50% over two semesters.b) 50% weight-age to profile of the candidate, extra-academic skills relevant to leadership & initiative taking.c) 20% weight-age to marks obtained by the candidate (at least 55% aggregate at any given point of time)2. Cap of Rs. 10,000 per candidate on election expenses.3. Ban on using poster or print material for campaigning or spray painting, scribbling, markers etc on university walls, roads, poles and the like.4. Disqualify candidates who have a criminal record or any academic arrears. 5. Contesting candidates ONLY should be allowed to present the manifesto.Thousands of like-minded people will agree that we need these strict reforms for a better campus, that we can be proud of being a part of. Please stand with me to ban malpractices in student elections, especially condemning the criminal wastage of paper and resources degrading the environment as well as the beauty of the campuses.

Ananya Upadhyay
169 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Prakash Javadekar, Vinod Tawde


[Basic theme: A system of learning ahead with reviewing back will be developed for students to recall and preserve conceptual understanding of subjects] [1] PREAMBLE: (A) Conceptual learning is a form of critical thinking in which individuals acquire the ability to categorize and organize data by creating logic based structures. Acquiring basic concepts help students to perform mental operations which constitute the goals of cognitive development. (B) In general, conceptual learning is largely dependent on conceptual teaching. All students learn concepts at different rates and teachers should ensure that their students have a full grasp of the subject matter. (C) Basic concepts are building blocks to education. They ultimately assist students to make new connections, construct understanding and generate their new ideas. (D) What students learn is eventually getting forgotten at some point or it gets buried so deep that it doesn't come up easily in the right context. (E) It is the 'mug it up, suck it up' formula that works for scoring marks. Students don’t focus to learn the basic concepts. 35% of engineer graduates can't solve simple mathematical problems. They have a weak understanding of concepts as elementary as decimals, powers, operations, ratio, fractions, and the ability to apply these concepts to real world problems. (Study released by Aspiring minds) (F) Regular review of knowledge is necessary in student life. Obviously, maintaining all the knowledge through review is unnecessary and time consuming. However, going back and selecting out the specific concepts and skills is essential for students to construct understanding and generate their new ideas. (G) There is a need to develop a system for learning ahead with reviewing back to recall and preserve the knowledge. [2] REVIEW BACK AND LEARN AHEAD MODEL OF EDUCATION: (A) Accordingly, a special class/lecture of conceptual learning, for all students of the same standard will be conducted, every day, in each school, after/within school hours (preferably, last lecture of school hours). These lectures will cover basic conceptual topics from every subject of all previous standards. [For example: In the conceptual learning lectures of 9th standard, basic concepts of every subject of all previous standards (1st standard to 8th standard) will be covered] (B) If total/on roll students are less in number, then school management may conduct common conceptual lecture for all divisions of the same standard. (C) Each day, a new topic will be taken for teaching. Generally, a topic of common concern will be taken. Teachers of the respective subjects will teach these topics. (D) Students will be regularly informed the weekly schedule of the lectures through prior notification. (E) There will be no compulsion to attend all the conceptual learning classes/lectures. One will be able to attend the lectures with topics in which he/she is weak. [For example: If a student has good understanding of arithmetic progression, then he will be able to skip the lecture of this topic] (F) One will be able to suggest (his/her weak) topic/s for conceptual lecture through subject wise suggestion drop boxes placed in the school. These suggestions will be reviewed by the school management committee and topics of the lectures of the next week will be decided. (G) Teaching will be more practical in conceptual learning classes/lectures for better understanding of the concepts. Teachers will be trained regarding the same. (H) Students will be provided with a textbook covering all basic conceptual topics from every subject of all previous standards. (I) Exam paper of subject of conceptual learning will be conducted along with the examination of regular subjects. Syllabus will include all the basic conceptual topics from every subject of all the previous standards. (J) This model of education will be applicable for upper primary/middle, secondary and higher secondary (6th standard to 12th standard) school education. [3] BENEFITS: (A) The main advantage of review is that students will get complete coverage of knowledge. (B) Performance of academically weak students will be improved and their confidence will be strengthened. (C) Students will be able to do self assessment of their knowledge and improve learning level. (D) Education will be provided with equity and quality. I request you to sign my petition and ask the ministry of human resource development to implement review back and learn ahead model of education to stop parroting and promote learning.  

Akshay Bajad
5 supporters