TISS students protest

ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Students across four campuses of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences: Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Tuljapur have been protesting since 20 February against privatisation of higher education.
There has been a series of demands that the student body has put up since the last eight months. However, in the absence of acknowledgement of the demands from the side of the TISS administration, the students boycotted the classes since 21 February, read a release.
The Guwahati TISS students have likewise joined the protest.
On 22 February, protesting students closed down the institution to draw attention to their plight.
The students took this step in the light of the fact that the administration did not even come out to meet and dialogue with the students.
Due to the unwillingness of the administration to hear out the students, they have reportedly been forced to intensify their struggle through lockdown of the university campus at Guwahati.
The demands put up by the students’ council sought retraction of the notification seeking tuition and hostel fees by disadvantaged students availing post-matric scholarships from their respective state governments for 2016-18 and 2017-19 batches and clear laid out path on financial assistance mechanism for the GOI PMS Students of the upcoming batch of 2018-2020.