In universities such as Ashoks, what would the culture of dissent and politics look like? How much can a capitalist funded university that wants to impart high quality liberal arts education succeed in ensuring critical education? Would such universities ever open up its gates for students from all sections of the society in a country wherein less than 10% have access to higher education? Would it allow for complete academic and intellectual freedom?
Author: Sudhamshu Mitra
An alumnus of Ashoka University and was part of the Young India Fellowship Course between 2015-16. He was part of the Alumni Council of Ashoka University for a brief span of time and resigned due to differences in the way in which the members of the council functioned concerning issues of injustices.