Dharamshala: Kalon Tharlam Dolma Changra and Secretary Jigmey Namgyal of Education Department, CTA, met Vice-Chancellor Prof. Santishree D Pandit of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on 28 April.
During the interaction with Vice-Chancellor, the two apprised problems faced by Tibetan students in JNU after the fee hike while also informing the administrators about Tibetan graduates from the university working at various organisations, including JNU itself, various departments in CTA, and organisations in foreign countries.
Education Kalon further mentioned that Tibetan students studying at JNU are primarily third and fourth-generation Tibetans in India whose schoolings have completed at Tibetan schools affiliated with CBSE. Hence, the financial status of Tibetan students can not peer with other international students and so requested administrators of the university to understand the predicaments of Tibetan students.
Besides, Education Kalon and Secretary, along with the director of Sambhota schools, visited Commissioner Nidhi Pandey, IIS of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and her colleagues to discuss the acquiring of funds for Tibetan schools previously under CTSA on 27 April. They also conversed about making agreements between the two institutions.
Ministry of Education, GOI, had handed over Tibetan schools run by the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) to Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (STSS) through Department of Education, CTA. KVS was established in 1963, and currently, there are 1,245 schools under KVS in India.