At present there are no transgender students studying in the Central Universities, except the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) where a total of 814 transgender students have been enrolled in the last 5 years. Also, the Central Universities of the country, which are directly under the administrative control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), do not have any transgender recruited to the university staff.

Ramesh Pokhriyal



Bharatiya Janata Party


Remember: MPs who have spoken up on LGBTQIA+ rights or trans* rights are not automatically queer-friendly MPs. State of the QUnion is not meant to celebrate those who have spoken up for equal rights but is rather meant to be a platform for accountability to demand action from our elected representatives. We must interrogate their views on caste, religion, gender, and other axes of marginalisation in addition to their party's stance on these issues. See this post on pinkwashing for more details.



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