Scheduled Tribes
India  /  Published 31.07.22

Caste bias shadow on AIIMS exams

A parliamentary panel has found that caste bias at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here leads to many Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe MBBS students to be failed repeatedly in their exa...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.05.22

Lens on plight of tribals in jails

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has decided to form a working group to study the plight of tribal inmates on death row and life convicts who are languishing in jails after 14 years...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.04.22

ST panel orders arrest of DM

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has issued an arrest warrant against Keonjhar collector Ashish Thakare for defiance of its summons and repeatedly failing to appear before it for a hearing...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.22

New class: Dalit schooling

How affirmative is affirmative action? The question is pertinent in a society as layered and intricate as India’s. The government has decided to conduct tests for Dalit students who have passed ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 16.02.22

Research unit with no appetite for research

A central university set up to promote education among Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has for the 14th year running not invited applicants for PhD courses at its centre on social exclusion, pro...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.22

Homes, schools to woo Adivasis

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) and announced several initiatives for Adivasis — around 6 per cent of Bengal’s population — as part ...
By Devadeep Purohit, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

India  /  Published 29.01.22

States must decide on SC/ST quota in promotions: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that states must furnish quantifiable data to justify reservation in job promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The court laid down that data should b...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.12.21

Nitish ‘nod to caste census’

Chief minister Nitish Kumar is said to have agreed to conduct a census to calculate the populations of different castes in Bihar, after the Centre rejected the state’s demand for such an exercis...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.21

Corporate India reflects social inequities

Many American multinational corporations have adopted an ambitious racial justice and inclusion programme. In 2020, Apple filled 43 per cent of open leadership roles and 29 per cent of research and de...
By Ashish Khetan

India  /  Published 25.11.21

SC query on IIT quota ‘flout’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and the 23 IITs on a petition alleging that these institutions were not offering reservation to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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