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The University of Cambridge is on the verge of approving a report on 'the restructuring of the faculty of Oriental studies', due to be discussed on Tuesday 30th January at the Senate House. The findings of the report, if approved will have radical implications for the faculty and significantly threaten the very existence of the department of South Asian Studies. Undergraduate applications for Hindi and Sanskrit have already been suspended and currently several South Asian Studies Papers are under threat. These proposals have been put forward without any student consultation and have provoked outrage and heavy criticism from university staff and academics worldwide.
We see the move to axe South Asian Studies at Cambridge as the thin end of the wedge: already other 'small' subjects are facing closure, including Portuguese and Dutch. By opposing the General Board's report you are supporting the many minority subjects throughout Cambridge that make the university what it is - a place of diversity and academic excellence.

Sign this petition to support the ongoing struggle to save the department of South Asian Studies and maintain the academic integrity of Cambridge University. Help make the student voice heard!

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  • 03 January 2016350. Rosamund B
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  • 02 January 2016349. Lisa B
    How much does it cost to educate a physics or medicine student per year? And how much does it cost to educate an arts student? I find it hard to accept the economic arguments against oriental and minority languages as fair, when we recieve very lttle teac
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    Cuttng subjects to save money? This is a university, a provider of world-class education, not (supposedly) a profit-orientated company. Where does all our money go, anyway? Are we just not very skilled when it comes to investing in arms?
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