‘D’ Tales – May 2021

We present here the graphics of caste diversity in doctoral degree admissions at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for the academic year 2020- 21. De jure vs De facto in 2020-21 Admissions Category Norm Actual ST 1 1.2 SCA 3 3 SC 15 15 MBC/DNC 20 19.8 BCM 3.5 3 BC 26.5 27 Number of Departments/Areas with NoContinue reading “‘D’ Tales – May 2021”

‘D’ Tales – Mar 2021

We have sought and collected caste-category-wise and gender-wise number of students enrolled for masters degree at the University of Madras in the academic year 2019-20, through the RTI act (access here). Despite being a state university, University of Madras has given us the number of students admitted under the OBC category. However, Govt. of TNContinue reading “‘D’ Tales – Mar 2021”

‘D’ Tales – Feb 2021

Using the (once-in-five-year) Agriculture census data (source) between 1996 and 2016, we try to see the caste category wise trends in land holding pattern and number of land owners. Traditionally, caste and power are tied to the land. Post 1991 reform land has been serving as a ship to sail through the capitalist market. ThereContinue reading “‘D’ Tales – Feb 2021”