Telangana Vidhyarthi Vedia (TVV) Stand During 2015 Students’ Union Election

The Telangna Vidhyarthi Vedia (TVV), University of Hyderabad unit has cleared its political stand by extending its support to the SFI-DSU-TSF led coalition as part of the 2015 University Students’ Union Election. In this respect, the following poster in both English and Telugu versions were released by TVV.

TVV UoH, 2015
TVV UoH, 2015
TVV against Hindutva Forces for 2015 UoH SU
TVV against Hindutva Forces for 2015 UoH SU

As per the above poster it was observed by TVV that in-order to combat the increasing Hindutva presence and its threat in the educational institutions across the country specifically and in the society in general – it is extending support to the Left-Dalit-Tribal alliance as part of the University of Hyderabad’s scheduled Students’ Union election.

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University of Hyderabad 2015 Students’ Union Elections Campaign

The University of Hyderabad (UoH) Students’ Union Elections for the academic year 2015-2016 consists of the following prominent panels from ABVP, SFI-TSF-DSU-TVV, and UDA Panel consisting of ASA-NSUI-OBCA.

The detailed particulars of these panels are as follows:

ABVP 2015 SU Election
ABVP 2015 SU Election
SFI TSF DSU TVV Panel
SFI TSF DSU TVV Panel

SFI-TSF-DSU-TVV is a new alliance. SFI (stands as Students’ Federation of India), TSF (Tribal Students’ Forum), Dalit Students’ Union (DSU) & TVV (Telangana Vidarthi Vedika).

It was expected to some extent that the SFI-ASA alliance may work out. But, SFI seemed to have abandoned such an idea and seems to conceived this alliance. For DSU getting place in alliance after a long haul is a re-beginning. And, it is a very surprise step to see a place to the TVV in this alliance. Perhaps this could be the first to TVV to have a place in an alliance or in elections on the Campus.

UDA Panel for UoH 2015 SU Election
UDA Panel for UoH 2015 SU Election

Amebdkar Students’ Association (ASA) seems to the prime backbone to this alliance. Surprisingly, though this panel claimed BSF too as part of this alliance – BSF denied such campaign. Please see the below poster released by BSF against UDA panel. For the first time OBCA (Other Backward Classes Association) seems to have extended unanimous support to this panel. OBCA came into existence during last academic year on the Campus.

BSF on 2015 SU Elections
BSF on 2015 SU Elections

DSU Organised a Conference on ‘Student Organizations and Conflicting Ideologies’

The Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad organised a Conference on the ‘Student Organisations and Conflicting Ideologies’, as part of its fifteenth anniversary celebrations during the academic year 2011-2012 on February 24, 2012 at School of Humanities Auditorium, University of Hyderabad. Mr L M Lyngdoh, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India was the Chief Guest. The Session was Chaired by Mr Sareen Chatla, Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. Various student organisation leaders took formal participation and presented their organisation’s version of ‘Ideology’.

This was a grand success event during this academic year.

Please see the below poster for full details of the event.

Poster for DSU Conference on Student Organisations

DSU Calls for ‘Alacrity’ at DST Auditorium

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad is celebrating beginning of this academic year with ‘Alacrity’. The term ‘Alacrity’ sounds to be chosen as a synonym to ‘Freshers Day Celebrations’. This event is scheduled to take place at the DST Auditorium on the University Campus on September 01, 2015.

Please see the below poster for full details;

DSU @ DST UoH
DSU @ DST UoH. This photo courtesy: is from facebook.com as shared by Venkatadri Silapaka.

This is the first time DSU organizing any of its event at DST auditorium on the University Campus. DST auditorium is the biggest auditorium available on the University Campus. And, so far, in the entire history of DSU, it never organised any programme on its own at DST auditorium range, as far as my memory is concerned. So, lets see how DSU would be able to make success this programme at this biggest auditorium range.

DSU Felicitated Prof Sukhadeo Thorat

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad felicitated Prof Sukhadeo Thorat, Former Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC) on March 22, 2011 at Madina Hall, Madina Educational Center, Hyderabad. DSU organised this event along with Muslim Students’ Front (MSF) and the Dalit Information and Education Trust (DIET).

As a mark of respect for various welfare initiatives under taken by Prof Thorat as Chairman of UGC for the underprivileged sections like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Religious Minorities, etc this felicitation was organised marking his visit to the Hyderabad by DSU.

The poster released by DSU on this occasion is as follows:

Thorat Felicitation by DSU

Various photos of the day are as follows:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p

DSU Condoled the Death of K G Satya Murthy

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad condoled the sad demise of Mr K G Satya Murthy. Mr Satya Murthy belonged to one of the historical juncture – when Naxalite Movement faced the question of ‘Caste’, especially in the region of Andhra Pradesh. The question of ‘Caste’ within a organisation which was committed to ‘Class War’ changed its discourse for the rest of its span and had wider implications.

Please click on the below embedded link for a Condolence Poster released by the DSU.

K G Satyamurthy

DSU Remembers Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram

The Madigas of Andhra Pradesh (including the present day Telangana) were fore-runners in owning and making Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram as an icon. Dr Jagjivan Ram was one of the towering personality in Indian politics from Chamar community in the North India. He basically belonged to the present day Bihar region. Jagjivan Ram was a successful politician in Indian politics and served even as Deputy Prime Minister of India. There were fare chances for him to become Prime Minister of India at certain point of time. Most importantly, he had a rearrest of the rare record of serving in the Indian Cabinet / Council of Ministry for a more than three decades.

Mostly importantly, it should be known that the Madiga’s of United Andhra Pradesh attempted to ‘project and own’ Dr Jagjivan Ram, when Malas were increasingly ‘projecting and owning’ Dr B R Ambedkar as their icon / own person / belonging to their community and interpreting that Madiga Reservation Poratha Samithi’s (MRPS) demands and activities were against to the spirit and ideology of Dr B R Ambedkar. Thus, Madigas claim that the Mala’s exclusive owning of Dr Ambedkar in various forms and their attempts at projecting Ambedkar as not a icon for others like Madiga’s made them to chose Dr Jagjivan Ram as an icon. All this happened at a time of highly politically charged emotional atmosphere during 1990’s.

But then, Madigas also started to own and project Ambedkar also as an icon, in addition to Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram. In this respect it was acknowledged and projected that while Ambedkar is an ‘ideological icon’ – Jagjivan Ram is a ‘successful Political icon’. Thus, interpreting that these two personalities contain certain merits and demerits. Hence, continued to project and retain both the icons.

The Dalit Students’ Union (DSU) at the University of Hyderabad which attempts to carry and resonate ideologically with the MRPS / Madiga movement marks Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birth / death anniversaries on the Campus. In this series only the present poster was released by DSU on the occasion of Jagjivan Ram’s Birth Anniversary in 2012.

Jagjeevan Ram Poster