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Published on Jan 2, 2016
On 9th December, 2015 the OccupyUGC protestors were lathi charged and water cannoned on their march to the Parliament. The students have been protesting in front of the UGC office in Delhi since 21st October, 2015 against the move to end the Non-NET fellowships for research students.
The World Trade Organisation's Nairobi Conference concluded on 18th December, 2015. Opening the Higher Education sector to international private players was part of trade negotiations between India and 161 other member nations. While Higher Education was offered as part of the negotiations in 2005, the results of the latest Nairobi round are not clear. - which means that the policy regarding education has not come into place as yet.
This video looks at what connects these events as a stock taking exercise of the future of India's Higher Education.