Equal Education Rights to Dalits: Sukhdeo Thorat

  • Economist Sukhdeo Thorat said that the problem of inequality in access to education in most varsities is leading to isolation of marginalised student population, especially Dalits.
  • Marginalised students from rural or Dalit backgrounds need more support in language improvement and core subjects.
  • Most students drop out or face depression as they can’t cope with English or their core subject is not as strong as that of students from cities,” said Thorat.
  • “In such situations, I feel remedial education centres in varsities need be to taken up to ease pressure on students,” said Thorat.