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NOW..Intolerance Threatens India's Universities. India's leading institutions face drastic cuts in resources and shrinking space for intellectual freedom.

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Higher education in India is going through a critical phase. The country has witnessed tremendous growth in the sector since independence, and now has 750 universities, 35,000 colleges and 30 million of students. But none of its best institutions have managed to secure a place in the list of the world's top 200 universities.

This is particularly worrying as some of India's leading institutions are now facing drastic cuts in employment and resources. The prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), for instance, has just announced an 83 percent cut in its research funds and a reduction in the number of students accepted for doctoral and masters degrees for the academic year 2017-2018.

And on March 25, the Tata Institute for Social Science, another center of research excellence, issued termination letters to 25 members of its faculty. Both moves have come under scrutiny, leading, in the case of JNU, to a massive strike by students.

These are dark times for India's higher education system. Not only because of the poor showing of universities, but especially because of the shrinking space for genuine intellectual freedom on the nation's campuses.

Universities under attack.. : In fact, the very idea of what universities are meant to be is under severe attack in India. For the past couple of years, universities in the country have been the theater of various upheavals.

In 2016, protests erupted in JNU after an event organized by students turned into a political controversy over the Kashmir conflict and led to a countrywide debate on nationalism. In February 2017, Hyderabad University students, who had taken part in a national solidarity movement in 2016 when Rohith Vemula, a young Ph.D. candidate and a liberal student activist committed suicide over caste discrimination, were barred from taking exams.

The same month, Ramjas College, which is part of Delhi University, witnessed violent protests by the nationalist student organization Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) against a seminar. The group is an offshoot of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its parent organization the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

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The event, which was called off after the protest, was actually titled Cultures of Protest. It had triggered the ire of the conservative organization because the list of speakers included two JNU students, Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid, who were deemed to be part of the clash that shook JNU in 2016.

Disruption of free speech.. : The incidents at Ramjas College and JNU are not one-off episodes. Rather, such clashes have become the new norm in Indian universities. Just a week before the Ramjas incident, Professor Rajshri Ranawat of the Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) was suspended after a protest once again led by the ABVP simply for inviting JNU professor Nivedita Menon for a talk.

She had allegedly made some controversial remarks about Kashmir and the Indian Army, questioning India's role in the disputed territory. A police complaint was also lodged against her in Jodhpur.

In 2015, the ABVP-led Delhi University Students' Union disrupted the screening of the film "Muzaffarnagar Abhi Baki Hai" at Kirori Mal College. The film is a documentary about the Muzaffarnagar riots, which involved violent clashes between Muslims and Hindus in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in 2013.

These are attacks on what universities stand for. Threats to free inquiry emanate from both hardline university vice chancellors some of whom are accused of punishing teachers with different opinions from their own and neo-nationalist organizations such as the ABVP, which are quickly offended by any idea they disagree with.

Neo-nationalists and the right-wing government. Why have such incidents become so common, destroying the culture of debate and dissent in India's universities?

After the BJP's historic 2014 win in the Indian central legislative ("Lok Sabha";) elections, which brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power, the ABVP and other RSS affiliates, such as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal have become bolder.

The ABVP, in particular, has resolutely pursued the BJP agenda of expanding its base in top universities, which have traditionally been considered the bastion of the Left. That's because the majority of faculty members who enjoy considerable influence on students are left-oriented and members of the Communist Party of India.

Now, right-wing student organizations champion their own brand of nationalism with the help of the government. Consider the case of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar. He was arrested on Feb. 22, 2016 by the Delhi Police on charges of sedition initiated by BJP member of parliament Mahesh Giri.

Students have also alleged that police often stand by and don't help them, as was the case with the violent events at Ramjas College. At the same time, the government seems to ensure that high positions at universities are only occupied by those who lean towards the RSS and promote its agenda. Professor Vijay Bhatkar, the newly appointed vice-chancellor of the Nalanda University, for instance, was president of RSS-affiliated private outfit Vijnana Bharati, which promotes "swadeshi" (homegrown) science.

And in 2015, BJP member Gajendra Chauhan was appointed director of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), triggering protests by students.

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As she was about to formally take up the role in January 2016, Oxford University vice chancellor Louise Richardson said: "Education should be about confronting ideas you find really objectionable, figuring out why it is you find them objectionable, fashioning a reasoned argument against them, confronting the person you disagree with and trying to change their mind, being open to them changing your mind. That isn't a comfortable experience, but it is a very educational one."

The only way out of the current state of tension for Indian universities is for the institutions to learn to tolerate everything except intolerance. Universities exist for the sake of free inquiry and uninhibited debate. If that's not what they are doing, they may as well cease to be.

This article was written by Aftab Alam, professor at Aligarh Muslim University, for The Conversation on April 10, 2017.

Please see the section on EXPLORE and get to know about other locations and countries too.
WHY? May be we did not know why upto now..

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PLEASE TAKE A LOOK. This Entry is for those who are trades people who want to enter into a TRADE, such as a Butcher, A Baker, an Industrial Electrician etc., These are good jobs starts off well and you can optionally register into the Job Bank and expect to receive a call from a Prospective Employer and if they are desperate, they will hire you on the spot and will/might help you get your Certification also.

You will have to first get your Diploma and or the Degree Assessed and after verification study and obtain a Local CERTIFICATION. But unfortunately you will need a local experience and so will have to work under an Employer or a Certified Local Business that will take you in and provide you with all of the start up.

You will have to bring your day by day work log from your previous employer and your Certificate from your home country also. That is called the work experience and it will be a part of your Certification Course from where you studied. If it is from a huge project, then the NEW Employer will hire you on the spot.

SO, those who are from our DESH and those who are qualified, and desirous of getting into Canada into the trades listed under here, please read and take heed. These openings will get filled very very soon.

SO, Go for it.

Ontario Launches New Express Entry Stream for Tradespersons

May 31, 2017

The government of Ontario, Canadas most populated province and a magnet for immigrants the world over, has announced a new stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) known as the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Successful applicants to this stream will benefit from 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a subsequent draw from the federal Express Entry pool.

The OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream came into being on May 31, 2017.

Only candidates in the pool who are eligible under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) will be considered for nomination under this stream. Candidates must have indicated a desire to reside in Ontario or all provinces and territories in their Express Entry profile, and they must recieve a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario through the IRCC Express Entry online account before submitting an application.

Candidates must also meet the following provincial criteria:

Work Experience: At least 12 months of full-time (or the equivalent in part-time) work experience in Ontario within two years from the date of issuance of the NOI from Ontario. Work experience must be in a skilled trade occupation listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
Trade Certification (if required): A trade license or certification from the Ontario College of Trades, if the candidate is working, or has worked, in an occupation in Ontario that requires a license or certification.
Current Residence in Ontario: Currently residing in Ontario on a valid work permit.
Language: A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English or in French. This must be proved by taking a standardized language test recognized by the governments of Ontario and Canada.
Settlement Funds: A minimum level of settlement funds.
Intent: An intention to reside in Ontario.

The OINP will issue NOIs only to those candidates who fulfil the above criteria and who are eligible under one of the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups:

Major group 72: Industrial, electrical and construction trades
Major group 73: Maintenance and equipment operation trades
Major group 82: Supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production
Minor group 633: Butchers and bakers

To find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool, the first step towards provincial nomination under the OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, please fill out a free online assessment form.

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Applicants who are desirous of taking up TRADES, must also have a Driver's Licence and may need a vehicle also, as the jobs that you will be doing will call for travels and be on time at locations that they will specify. So, prepare yourself well and carry all of the required Documentation and Experience also.


These recent changes award additional points to candidates with French ability and to candidates with a sibling in Canada.

French ability

15 additional points for French-speaking candidates who prove adequate intermediate (equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark 7) or better French ability, and English ability of CLB 4 or lower.
30 additional points for French-speaking candidates who prove adequate intermediate or better French ability, and who also prove English ability of CLB 5 or better.

Sibling in Canada

15 additional points for candidates with a sibling in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age. These points may also be awarded if the candidates spouse or common-law partner has a sibling in Canada. The candidate or his or her spouse/common-law partner must share a mother and/or father with the sibling in Canada. This relationship can be through blood, adoption, marriage, or common-law partnership.


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I am glad, Canada is finally advertising what they really need in Canada which is butchers, bakers, cab drivers, labourers, construction workers, maintenance workers etc.

Better to bring these labour class people from developing countries like India. Instead of getting doctors, engineers, architects, MBA's , CA's from India and making them work as butchers and bakers in Canada.

Because a developing country like India needs its doctors, engineers , and NO brain drain will take place, when they come to Canada and work as bakers and butchers.

I am a Mens and not a Womens.

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Quick facts.. : Fast application processing, enhanced customer service now available for companies: Immigration Minister..

Companies applying for workers through the Global Talent Stream now have access to a new streamlined process that provides eligible employers with:
o priority processing of applications and a client-focused service for the development of the Labour Market Benefits Plan, with a service standard of 10 business days; and

o flexible recruitment requirements.

Two-week work permit processing will be available to workers applying from overseas whose employers have been approved to hire a foreign worker through Global Talent Stream, as well as foreign nationals with jobs at skill type 0 (executive, managerial) or skill level A (professional) of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) applying through the International Mobility Program. The two-week service standard would also apply to immediate family members accompanying high-skilled workers to Canada.

The new work permit exemption for highly-skilled workers applies to all NOC 0 and NOC A workers. Eligible workers will be allowed one 15-day work permit-exempt stay in Canada every six months, or one 30-day work permit-exempt stay every 12 months.

Researchers coming to Canada will be permitted one 120-day stay every 12 months without requiring a work permit when they are working on a research project at a publicly-funded degree-granting institution or affiliated research institution.

Agreements have been reached with a range of partners who will be able to refer companies to IRCCs new dedicated service channel and to ESDCs Global Talent Stream; discussions are continuing with many other potential partners. The goal is to have referral partners in all parts of the country with the significant knowledge and insight needed to refer companies to the dedicated service channel.


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