ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Deepening Crisis of Governance in University of Mumbai

The arbitrary decision and flawed implementation of the transition to the On-screen Marking System in the University of Mumbai has jeopardised the futures of lakhs of students due to inordinate delays and discrepancies in examination results. This is one in a series of instances where established norms and statutes have been set aside in the university to cultivate an undemocratic, non-transparent and unaccountable coterie culture under the garb of structural reforms.

Uneven Distribution of Education in Maharashtra

There is a strikingly significant unevenness in the distribution of education across regions, gender and caste groups in Maharashtra. The most disadvantaged group is the scheduled caste/tribe rural females who on an average get less than a third of the schooling as the best positioned group, the non-backward class males. At the same time, gender and caste inequalities in access to education consistently decline with a rise in the average age of schooling.

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