• An Appeal to the TISS from More Than Hundred Academicians

    Statement from Academicians

    December 17, 2018

    We academicians, public intellectuals and members of civil society express our concern over the discontinuation of the bachelor’s in social science programme in TISS Hyderabad. This is a unique undergraduate programme that combines a strong interdisciplinary approach with a robust commitment to social justice and social change. Since its inception, it has built a diverse student body fostering critical thought in theory as well as practice.

    Given the overall attack on academic institutions, privatisation of education and saffronisation of curriculum content, it is vital that we preserve and strengthen progressive programmes like the BA in Social Sciences. We are also disturbed to hear that, in line with neoliberal prescriptions, Tata Institute of Social Sciences has decided to withdraw residential facilities for students in its Hyderabad campus, thereby depriving students from marginalised and oppressed sections the chance to avail of quality higher education.
    We appeal to the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to reverse the aforesaid decisions, and live up to its rich legacy of social commitment.

    C.P. Chandrasekhar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Vijay Prashad, Chief Editor, LeftWord Books
    M Madhava Prasad, Professor, EFL University
    Paris Yeros, Professor, Federal University of ABC, Sao Paolo, Brazil
    HS Shivaprakash, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Uma Chakravarti, Feminist Historian
    Sujata Patel, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study
    Maya Pandit, Professor, EFL University
    Walter Belik, Professor, University of Campinas, Brazil
    Daniel James Hawkins, Director of Research, National Union School of Colombia ENS
    Praveen Jha, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Purendra Prasad, Professor, University of Hyderabad
    Archana Prasad, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
    Vikas Rawal, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Simi Malhotra, Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia
    Surajit Mazumdar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Atul Sood, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    KJ Rama Phani, Professor, Christ College, Bhopal
    Dinesh Abrol, Professor, ISID
    Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Rishabh Kumar, Assistant Professor, California State University
    Kartik Nair, Assistant Professor, Temple University, USA
    Pavel Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Lancaster University, UK
    Chirashree Das Gupta, Associate Professor, JNU
    Nandita Narain, Associate Professor, St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
    Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
    Bittu Karthik, Associate Professor, Ashoka University
    Arindam Banerjee, Associate Professor, Ambedkar University
    Rohit Azad, Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Moggallan Bharti, Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University
    Abha Dev Habib, Assistant Professor, Miranda House, University of Delhi
    V.S. Dixit, Academic Council Member, Delhi University
    Satyaki Roy, Associate Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID)
    Nivedita Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University
    Joby Joseph, Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad
    Girija K P, Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study
    Surajit Das, Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Manjur Ali, Assistant Professor, GIDS, Lucknow
    S Durga Bhavani, Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad
    Saradindu Bhaduri, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Indranil Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, OP Jindal Global University
    Salah Punathil, Assistant Professor, University of Hyderabad
    Shantanu De Roy, Assistant Professor, TERI School of Advanced Studies
    K Jafar, Assistant Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
    Sarika C.Saju, Associate Professor, RIE, NCERT
    Madhumeeta Sinha, Assistant Professor, EFL University
    Pankaj Jha, Associate Professor, Lady Shri Ram College
    Dhananjay Rai, Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat
    Anamitra Roychowdhury, Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Jayaseelan Raj, Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Studies.
    Vijaya Venkataraman, Associate Professor, Delhi University
    Anupama Potluri, Assistant Professor, University of Hyderabad
    Sangeeta Ghosh, Assistant Professor, ISID
    Sanjaya Kumar Bohidar, Associate Professor, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
    Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University
    G. Sridevi, Assistant Professor, University of Hyderabad
    Vebhuti Duggal, Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University
    Renu Bala, Associate Professor, ARSD College, Delhi University
    Rityusha Tiwary, Assistant Professor, Delhi University
    Mayank Kumar, Associate Professor, Satyawati College, Delhi University
    Rumesh Chander, Former Associate Professor, CIE
    Santosh Das, Assistant Professor, ISID
    Chitra Sharma, Assistant Professor, Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal
    Ravi Vanguri, Assistant Professor, Central University of Jammu
    Swati Sharma, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis
    Debaditya Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Kazi Nazrul University
    Gayatri Chatterjee, Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts
    Rakesh Ranjan, Assistant Professor, University of Delhi
    Gargi Bendre, Assistant Professor, University of Mumbai
    Lungthuiyang Riamei, Assistant Professor, Gargi College
    Bindu K.C., Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University
    Tripti Kumari, Assistant Professor, Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University
    Angad Tiwari, Assistant Professor, Sri Aurobindo College, Delhi University
    Rizvanul Haque, Assistant Professor, NCERT
    Aditi Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal
    Sanjay Kumar Sen, Assistant Professor, EKLAVYA
    Yogitha S, Assistant Professor, Government First Grade College, Karanataka
    Mousumi Mukherjee, Assistant Director, IIHEd
    Rudrashish Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
    Suman Rana, Assistant Professor, University of Delhi
    Ch. Satish Kumar, Assistant Professor, Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata
    Agnitra Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi University
    Ch. Sankar Rao, Govt Degree College, Kandukur, AP
    Manjari Jonnalagadda, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune
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    Ritika Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal
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    Ashik NK, Tezpur University
    Asharudheen P, St. Mary’s College, Puthanangadi
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    Ruchira Sen, Researcher, Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, USA
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    Gourab Ghosh, Researcher, Jawaharlal Nehru University
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