TISS stir today over cutbacks in scholarship

TISS stir today over cutbacks in scholarship

MUMBAI: Students at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences will boycott classes, field work and submissions on Wednesday in protest against the decision of the institute not to provide scholarships to the economically backward. The institute cut its financial aid programme and students who depend on the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarshipshave all been asked to pay their tuition. On May 26, TISS announced it will no longer be able to provide scholarships to SC and ST students. “The ministry of social justice and empowerment, the ministry of tribal affairs, and the state government have not reimbursed…

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Mumbai: Scholarships are paid by states, we have no role in it, says TISS

Mumbai: Scholarships are paid by states, we have no role in it, says TISS

Mumbai: The Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, on Wednesday comes up with a clarification regarding the report of a protest by its students against payment of fees, stoppage of scholarships, etc. In a statement released by the TISS said that the Government of India Post Matric Scholarship is paid by the Social Welfare Department/ Tribal Welfare Department of the respective State Government on receipt of the application submitted by the student. The Institute has no role in the scholarship disbursement except certifying the bonafide of students. These scholarships are paid…

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Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have decided to move the in-house social protection office (SPO) after the institute decided to scrap the educational assistance provided to students from socially backward categories. The SPO is responsible to ensure that measures taken to benefit students are implemented properly. The move came after TISS issued a clarification following an uproar from students. The clarification said that the institute would provide assistance to the students from scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and other backward category (OBC) students who are eligible…

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