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RSS now looks to 'saffronise' higher education

After making inroads into school education, Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or RSS, is looking to strengthen its grip on higher education, writes Kritika Sharma for Daily News and Analysis.

The RSS currently has a wing – Shiksha Bharti – that suggests policy decisions related to school education to the central government. The party is now looking to have a separate wing that will suggest policy decisions related to higher education institutions, both technical and non-technical.

According to RSS sources, the decision to set up a separate wing for higher education was taken at a recently held national teacher's conference organised in Delhi's Rohini area in March, attended by a number of professors from universities across the country. The meeting, presided over by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, called for a focus on how to include a more ‘nationalist narrative’ and Indian perspective in higher education.
Full report on the DNA site
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