DR. Bheem Rao Ambedkar and his personality

BY: Ashu

Dr. B.R AMBEDKAR (1891-1956)

B.A., M.A., M.Sc., D.Sc., PhD., L.L.D.,
D. Litt, Barrister-at-Law.

B.A. (Bombay University) Bachelor of Arts,

MA.(Columbia university) Master of Arts,

M.Sc.( London School of Economics) Master of Science,

Ph.D. (Columbia University) Doctor of Philosophy

D.Sc.( London School of Economics) Doctor of Science

L.L.D.(Columbia University)
Doctor of Laws

D.Litt. (Osmania University) Doctor of Literature

Barrister-at-La w (Gray’s Inn, London) Law qualification for a lawyer in royal court of England.

Elementary Education, 1902, Satara, Maharashtra

Matriculation, 1907, Elphinstone High School, Bombay Persian etc.

Inter 1909, Elphinstone College,Bombay

Persian and English B.A, 1912 Jan, Elphinstone College, Bombay, University of Bombay,

Economics & Political Science M.A 2-6-1915

Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University, New York,

Main- Economics Ancillaries-Sociology, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Politics

PhD 1917 Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University, New York,

The National Dividend of India – A Historical and Analytical Study, M.Sc 1921 June London School of Economics, London

Provincial Decentralization of Imperial finance in British India Barrister at- Law 30-9-1920 Gray’s Inn, London Law

D.Sc 1923 Nov London School of Economics, London ‘The Problem of the Rupee – Its origin and its solution’ was accepted for the degree D.Sc. (Economics).

L.L.D (Honoris Causa) 5-6-1952 Columbia University, New York for his achievement, leadership and authoring the constitution of India

D.Litt (Honoris Causa) 12-1-1953 Osmania University, Hyderabad For his achievements, leadership and writing the constitution of India.

Due to Above qualifications and his contribution for the upliftment of Indian society Baba he is the Symbol of Knowledge…

¤♥ What facts will completely change perception about Dr B. R. Ambedkar?

  1. Way back in the year 1955 Ambedkar had suggested the divison of both Madhya Pradesh and Bihar for better governance. The states were bifurcated 45 years later and in the year 2000 states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were formed.
  2. Ambedkar played a key role in establishment of Reserve Bank of India in 1935. It was formed based on the guidelines provided by Dr. Ambedkar. His book ‘The Problem of the Rupee-Its Origin and Its Solution’ was widely referred during the formation of RBI.
  3. At the 7th Session of Indian Labour conference, Ambedkar changed the working hours in India from 14 hours to 8 hours.
  4. Ambedkar’s autobiography named ‘Waiting for a Visa’ which he wrote during 1935-36 is used as a text book in the Columbia University.

  5. Ambedkar was instrumental in forming the National Employment Exchange Agency in India.

  6. Ambedkar played a crucial role in establishment of large dam technology in India. He contributed in setting up of Damodar, Hirakud and Sone river dam projects.

  7. Ambedkar had opposed Article 370 of the Indian constitution which gives special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

  8. Apart from being the saviour of the untouchables, Ambedkar also fought for the emancipation of women. He resigned from the cabinet in 1952 because his Hindu Code Bill was not passed. He had argued in it for the equal rights for women in inheritance and marriage. Later on these laws were enacted under the Hindu Marriage Act.

  9. Dr. Ambedkar has been put on the ‘top position’ in its centenary year list of its greatest intellectuals. The list features all the great men of Columbia till date and features ‘giants’ like Albert Einstein.

  10. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had made in-depth study of Indian Agriculture, wrote research articles, organised Seminars and Conferences in order to Solve the problems of agriculture and farmers, also led farmer’s movement. His thoughts on agriculture are found in his article “Small Holdings in Indian and their remedies”(1917)and also in “Status and minorities”(1947).

He died in his sleep on 6th Dec 1956.

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