Dear Ramendra Bhai,
I believe, institutions like Aligarh University, Jamia Islamia, Osmania University are Muslims majority universities. I believe, at least Muslim students feel more at home in those universities than they do elsewhere. If wrong, I stand to be corrected. Even if I am wrong in imagining that Muslim students feel more at home in those universities, I think there should be some universities where a weaker section feel more at home than the usual upper caste Hindu dominated university.
From the above premise, I would say that it would be good to have a couple of universities where Dalits feel more at home and feel like having greater ownership in those universities than the usual run of the mill universities. I do not feel all or most Dalit students should attend only such Dalit universities. However, it may turn out that such universities would produce more Dalit leaders than other colleges or universities would. This conjecture is based on the facts related to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the USA. The US has more than 100 colleges and universities where African American students are in overwhelming majority; African Americans, even if not in majority, form major chunk of the faculty, far greater share than in other colleges and universities. Nearly 40% of Black college students attend HBCUs, and yet they produce majority of African American leadership. Further, far higher percentage of African African
students finish their graduation in HBCUs than in other colleges and universities.
All of these go to show the need for a few colleges and universities for each of the marginalized and weak communities (like Muslims, SCs, STs, Lower OBCs, Christians, Sikhs, etc.) where students from these respective communities are in majority. The faculty too in such institutions should mostly come from the said respective communities, as far as possible.
--- On Sun, 14/2/10, Ramendra Jakhu <rjakhu@hotmail.
> From: Ramendra Jakhu <rjakhu@hotmail.
> Subject: RE: DALIT UNIVERSITY - MY VIEW
> To: dalitconference@
> Date: Sunday, 14 February, 2010, 7:15 AM
> Dear wasnik,
> The idea of having a dalit university is not
> required as v need to have more such institutions in the
> name of Dr Ambedkar only.A university is meant for all
> not for dalits only.Do v have any such varsity in india
> named after any group ?
> > From: smwasnik@rcfltd.
> > To: dalitconference@
> > Subject: Re: DALIT UNIVERSITY - MY VIEW
> > Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:02:01 +0530
> > Dear Virenderji,
> > very true thinking....
> > On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:19:59 +0530, anuj verma wrote
> > > Dear Virender,
> > >
> > > My brother you are very correct in your opinion
> about these MPs,
> > > MLAs and bureaucrats who actually belong to SC
> community but they
> > > deny or accept to be a part of this community
> when they reach to
> > > higher posts. They [WINDOWS-1252?
> anything to our community and
> > instead
> > > they serve their own interest in the name of
> their community. I
> > > also have some personal experiences when these SC
> big shots
> > > responded very indifferently to their own
> community men. The most
> > > recent example is the Karnataka High Court Chief
> Justice P.D. Dinakaran
> > > who grabbed the land for his relatives which was
> meant for the
> > > Dalits. These kind of people have only one caste
> and that is greed.
> > > We should strongly condemn these kind of selfish
> people who are of
> > > no use to our community. A true dalit is the one
> who regard all the
> > > dalits as his brothers and sisters
> > ------------
> > Regards
> > SANJAY M.WASNIK
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