Is UGC turning higher edu institutions into prisons?

Ambrose Pinto S J, Sep 24, 2015,

If the recent University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines for security of educational institutions are followed across the country, one can be sure we will turn institutions of higher education into prisons of slavery and subordination than centres of thought and freedom.

Instead of raising men and women of creativity, freedom, critical thought and independence, the “Guidelines on Safety and Security of Students On and Off Campuses in Higher Educational Institutions” will have young people emerging from campuses as adolescents filled with fear, willing to do the biddings of the establishment, incapable of standing up with independent thought and action.

The guidelines invite the police to patrol college campuses. They have asked institutions to erect boundary walls that can-not be scaled easily, a fence of ….

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