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Jamia students want union elections restored, will march to V-C’s office
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Various student groups, including the NSUI, CYSS, AISA and the Jamia Students’ Forum, have come together under the Joint Action Committee (JAC) to demand polls.

JNU gives set practice in appointing dean a miss
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

The move has angered the JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA).

Delhi University professor alleges bias in student selection by Urdu department
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Khalid Alvi, associate professor at Zakir Hussain College alleged that the Urdu Department committed irregularities in PhD admissions.

Complaint against DU prof over FB post on Durga
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

It is alleged that the post by Kedar Kumar Mandal, from the Hindi department, was made at 6.42 pm and later deleted. The ABVP, too, demanded that Mandal be suspended.

In DUSU, tug-of-war over office space
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

NSUI’s Rocky Tuseed, who won the post of president, is facing an uncertain future after the High Court received an application highlighting a 2014 FIR against him.

IIT Delhi invents smart traffic monitoring system to control over speeding
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The Smart Traffic Monitoring System has been developed in collaboration with Vehant Technologies – a start up by an IIT alumnus

JNU’s gender panel is a thing of the past
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

The move was criticised by both teachers and students, with the JNUSU burning an effigy of the Vice-Chancellor in protest. JNUTA too condemned the move.

Danger signs: How school buses in the capital are violating safety guidelines
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

The murder of a boy at Ryan International School and the subsequent arrest of a bus conductor have thrown up questions on verification of school bus staff, and whether rules are followed while ferrying children. The Indian Express looks at the lapses in the system.

Former Ramjas V-P B N Ray sexually abused students: Panel
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

When contacted, Ray said he was not aware of the recent report and refused to comment on it. “The earlier report of the committee was rejected by the High Court. I have no idea about this new report because I retired from Ramjas in 2015. I cannot comment on it,” he said

Two years on, Jamia cancels PhD scholar’s admission
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Ghosh’s admission will be cancelled with effect from November 7. In the official letter sent to the students’ supervisor, no reason has been cited by the institute.

JNU to replace gender panel, students, teachers oppose
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The JNU Teachers’ Association has also argued that the GSCASH is already complaint with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, and that a simple change in nomenclature would have been enough.

Left Unity sweeps JNUSU polls, wins all four seats
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Despite a close contest on the post of president, the Left was able to restrict ABVP to the second position. Last year too, in the aftermath of the February 9 incident in campus, the AISA-SFI combine had swept on all four seats.

Left Unity headed for JNUSU win, ABVP, BAPSA in close race for second
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Slogans of “JNU laal hai, laal rahega” by the Left were met with “Jai Bhim, Hul Johar” by the BAPSA.

Five women, one man: Meet contenders for the post of JNUSU president
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

A native of UP’s Pratapgarh, she is now a first-year PhD student of Sanskrit. Although she hasn’t contested earlier, she has been the ‘Chhatra Pramukh’ in the ABVP’s JNU unit.

Tight contest for President as voting for JNU polls wraps up
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Mahashweta Bhattacharya from the School of Social Sciences said, “The campus has had an ideology of its own and my vote has been to safeguard that and make sure it’s not eroded.”

Student Union Elections: Independent candidate takes centrestage at JNU debate
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Calling BAPSA the “Shakuni association”, after the schemer from Mahabharata, he said they played the role of “Shakuni mama” during struggles led by JNUSU.

Gauri Lankesh murder: At Press Club, vow not to be scared, silenced
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Several speakers drew parallels between murders of Lankesh and those of Communist leader Govind Pansare, anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar and rationalist M M Kalburgi.

At Rani Khera, women at the frontline to ‘protect our land’
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

For the last three days, infuriated locals have been manning the “temporary” dumping ground, and have pitched a tent with a banner that reads ‘anishchit kaleen dharna (indefinite dharna)’.

In JNU, ABVP fields candidate who had ‘scuffle’ with missing Najeeb Ahmad
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

ABVP has fielded Ankit Roy — one of the four activists who was transferred to another hostel following an alleged scuffle with Ahmad — as a Councillor from one of the Schools.

Hardlook: Meanwhile, campaigning begins in JNU, but you can hardly tell
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Even organisations like the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) — known to use “money and muscle” in Delhi University — refrain from these tactics in JNU, limiting themselves to organising public meetings and seminars.

Row at alternate Rani Khera dumping site, residents say would ‘rather die’
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

A day after Rani Khera was deemed the alternate site for dumping waste, the trucks — carrying about 2,500 metric tonnes of garbage — kept standing there, with no other place for it to be dumped.

Domestic help to cook, parents have a govt school outing at second-ever PTM
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Education Minister Manish Sisodia also visited several government schools in Hari Nagar and Shakti Nagar to interact with parents, teachers and students.

Missing Najeeb, seat cuts to dictate JNU elections
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, seat cut in MPhil and PhD courses and cases of “mob lynching in the name of gau raksha” are some of the issues on which the JNU student union elections will be fought on September 8 this year. With candidates announced on Wednesday, the election promises to be […]

Pakistani students enrolled at South Asian University yet to get visas
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Students from other countries except Bangladesh have not been given SAU visas created for the university’s students, faculty and staff.

Dera effect: Cancelled trains, confused passengers at New Delhi Railway Station
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Several commuters travelling to Haryana, Punjab and Jammu — most of them labourers — were left stranded at the New Delhi Railway Station, clueless and confused.

DUSU elections on a Tuesday, unions say it will hit turnout
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

The final list of candidates will be released on September 6 evening. Parties are, therefore, worried that they would get only two full working days (Thursday and Friday) for campaigning.

Ahead of JNU student union polls, another Muzaffarnagar film-this time by ABVP
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Directed by journalist Vivek Sinha, the 36-minute-long documentary titled ‘Muzaffarnagar, Aakhir Kyon?’ tries to understand “why the riots took place, and concludes that it started with a case of sexual harassment which was deliberately communalised”.

Kirori Mal gets rid of 6 student union posts
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

The notice added that the sports and cultural activities were “nominated by the Department of Physical Education and the Cultural Societies respectively and hence there is no need to have election for for these posts”.

Bawana by-election: BJP says the vote will be for Delhi, and for PM Modi
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

BJP heavyweights MP Udit Raj, Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and Haryana cabinet minister Captain Abhimanyu were among those who arrived to campaign at Bawana on Sunday, which the party statement described as a “more intense campaign”.

In Bawana, 3 campaign strategies with a common aim
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Eyes on prize, AAP sticks to key issues

IIMC adopts Central Civil Service rules, questions arise on academic freedom
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

IIMC director general K G Suresh told The Indian Express that the decision was unanimous and would ensure greater transparency. The Indian Express had on Friday reported about IIMC’s plans to adopt the rules.

Seven Dyal Singh teachers asked to apologise over ‘ruckus’
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

But as per a Delhi High Court order of 2008, protesting inside the college by faculty members or karamcharis is prohibited. The seven faculty members were Wednesday told that chairman Amitabh Sinha, Supreme Court lawyer and National Executive member, BJP, has sought a written apology in this regard.

IIMC considers Civil Service rules for staff: No criticism of govt, dissent
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

JD(U) MPs Ali Anwar Ansari, Kahkashan Perween and Ramnath Thakur have in their letter to Irani also mentioned that the administration was trying to “impose” CCS rules. “Is the attempt to snatch academic freedom of faculty members at higher educational institutions, and especially at institutes of journalism, justified?” they have written.

JNU admission 2017: Only 53 per cent of total seats on offer, says teachers’ association
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

JNU admission 2017: The data suggests that of the 139 seats across schools — announced as intake in the prospectus — only 74 have been offered. The adoption of the notification had led to over 80 per cent cut in seats this year.

Dyal Singh (Evening) becomes day college: Building where classes are being held illegal, claims day college head
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

On July 3, he wrote to the DU Pro Vice Chancellor saying that the set back area was “crucial for access of the college by emergency services”, and that “construction is being carried out in violation of approved layout and building plans”.

Change in hostel curfew irks students in Delhi
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Additionally, a rule in the alleged handbook reads: “Residents cannot interfere in the administration and management of the hostel by the hostel authorities”.