QUEERALA DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP-2018
Queerala, an organisation for Malayali LGBTIQ community, invites applications for its second annual ‘Diversity Scholarship’.
The scholarship aims to recognise self-motivated students who belong to the LGBTIQ+ community.
One student will be shortlisted from the applicants, based on an online assessment of the applicants’ profile followed by a telephonic conversation. Assessment of applicants’ profile will be focused on the applicants’ interest to contribute towards the queer movement in their capacity.
The scholarship will be awarded on 14 July, during the inaugural function of Homomorphism-II, an art exhibition on same-sex intimacy organised by team Queerala, in Cochin. We strongly encourage queer students to apply for the scholarship as we believe that students who belong to LGBTIQA+ community needs encouragement and support to be themselves and deserve a campus life without stigma and discrimination.
Applicant must be enrolled in a UGC recognised college/university for any graduate/ post-graduate degree/research programme. Students who have finished graduation/post graduation and are awaiting admissions for higher studies, also, may apply.
Applicant must be an LGBTIQ+ individual and preferably open.
Preference will be given to Malayali born applicants.
Click here to apply for the scholarship: Queerala Diversity Scholarship 2018 Online Application Form
Scholarship Amount: Rs 7000/-
Last Date to Apply: 30 June 2018
Incongruous Silence of Universities and Colleges, in Kerala,towards the updated UGC Anti-Ragging policy
(This brief analysis report tries to bring insight on whether Universities in Kerala are following the UGC regulation on anti-ragging policy and how the disparity directly affects students from the sexual and gender minorities, in the state).
The Raghavan Committee Report(appointed by MHRD as per the Supreme Court’ order, in 2007), suggested some major recommendations on anti-ragging interventions by educational institutions to curb ragging. The committee was formed post SC’ hearing on SLP No (s) 24295 of 2006 University of Kerala Vs Council, Principals’, Colleges, Kerala & Ors (with SLP(C) No.24296-99/2004 & W.P. (Crl) No. 173/2006 and SLP(C) No.14356/2005). Some suggestions from the report are as following. Continue reading
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