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These suffocating private universities are helping no one

The ignorance of Galgotias University students is indicative of the larger rot that is setting in in higher education through the proliferation of private universities. Those mocking the students of Galgotias should instead be mocking the government policy that allowed such a university to come into being

These suffocating private universities are helping no one
The ignorance of Galgotias University students is indicative of the larger rot that is setting in in higher education through the proliferation of private...
SC-ST victims of atrocities denied at least ₹1140 crores in relief over the period 2015-22, finds study
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Both Rajendra Yadav and Namvar Singh participated in a seminar on Premchand in Gorakhpur University. At the seminar, Namvar Singh declared that fiction was...
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