Ambedkar Students' Association

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Ambedkar Students' Association (ASA) is a student organization in India representing students from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST), Other Backward Class (OBC), religious minorities and other oppressed communities.[1][2][3] ASA works for the assertion of students from dalit and other marginalised communities.[4]

Ambedkar Students' Association
MottoEducate, Agitate, Organise
PredecessorProgressive Students Forum
Formation1993 (1993)
PurposeSocial justice
Social equality


ASA was founded in 1993 by a group of Dalit students at Hyderabad Central University, led by PhD scholar Rajasekhar.[5][6]


ASA is active in University of Hyderabad,[5] University of Mumbai,[7] Pondicherry University,[8] Tata Institute of Social Sciences,[9] Central University of Gujarat,[10] Central University of Kerala[11] and Panjab University.[12] ASA conducts regular seminars and events on Ambedkarism[13][14] and protests.[15][16][17] It also works for scholarships[18] and fee issues of SC/ST/Blind students.[19] ASA actively works for implementation of reservation policy on campus[20] and against incidents of caste discrimination on campus.[21]

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  2. ^ Ratnam, Dhamini (3 March 2015). "The Pride returns to Chandigarh". Livemint. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ Apoorvanand (22 January 2016). "A new Dalit identity". The Tribune. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. ^ "As Ambedkar Association grew, so did its assertiveness". The Indian Express. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b Johari, Aarefa. "How Hyderabad's Ambedkar Students' Association grew to establish a national footprint". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Campus rising". Frontline. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Politically correct: Mumbai students raise awareness on Constitution on Republic Day". Hindustan Times. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  8. ^ "SFI-ASA sweeps Pondicherry University polls". Deccan Chronicle. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  9. ^ Kamble, Sheetal. "Ideological Convolution of Ambedkar Students' Association at TISS, Mumbai". Round Table India. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Dalit students stage silent protest". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Endorsing gendered spaces on campus? Central University of Kerala builds separate lunch facilities for its students". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Row over function on Ambedkar day ends". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Ambedkar poster torn, coal tar thrown at Panjab University - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Seminar to celebrate Constitution Day". The Tribune. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  15. ^ Staff, Scroll. "Watch: Mumbai University students are singing their dissent against the Vice-Chancellor's decisions". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Ambedkarite Students Association holds protest in London". The Indian Express. 14 January 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Sunkanna's Refusal to Accept His PhD From Appa Rao is a Historic Act of Resistance". The Wire. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Finally, SC-ST students get post-matric scholarship back - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  19. ^ "PU's SC/ST students seek fee rebate for golden chance - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  20. ^ "SC Commission sends reminder to PU VC". The Tribune. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  21. ^ 2015, TNN. "SC, ST students protest, allege discrimination by PU special cell". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 September 2019.

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