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In JNU, separate test for MPhil, PhD catches students by surprise
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The declaration was made in admit cards provided to students for the entrance exams, scheduled from December 23-27.

Desilting work left: Two years on, migratory birds make their way to Dheerpur wetland
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

While a professor associated with the project claimed that the DDA is yet to carry out desilting work in the wetland, he said their intervention has started yielding results.

Delhi University rejects 101 names picked by government for governing bodies of 28 colleges
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Dean of Colleges Devesh Sinha said, “I met Manish Sisodia a week ago. He asked for more names and we will be sending the list soon. The Election Commission had unanimously rejected the earlier panel, so we sent a list of 157 names to the government.”

JNU cancels Babri anniversary event to ‘maintain communal harmony’
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Subramanian Swamy was supposed to deliver a talk on ‘Why Ram Mandir in Ayodhya’ at the Koyna Hostel. He was invited by the Vivekanand Vichar Manch – a group of 1o students, who had organized the event to “salute legendary fighter and martyrs” of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.

Girl ‘sexually assaulted’ in class pulled out of school
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The school, meanwhile, maintained it is cooperating with the police in their investigation. “Schools are refusing admission. They are saying there can be no admission after August 31. I had asked for academic refuge on compassionate grounds,” she said.

JNU academic council gives nod to turn Sanskrit centre to school
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Girish Nath Jha, a professor from SCSS, said they had pushed for the conversion earlier as well, but were better prepared to present their case this time. “We have been given this chance to set up a world-class School.

No one has right to insult jauhar: RSS leader
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Jauhar was once a Hindu self-immolation practice among women who wanted to escape from the hands of invaders.

No avenue to seek recourse for those wrongly incarcerated: A P Shah
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Citing the case of the Talwars, Shah said, "there was complete miscarriage of justice with the media playing havoc in the case and circulating ludicrous theories about the character of a young girl and her parents."

Next polls Narendra Modi vs people of India: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Arvind Kejriwal also hit out at the BJP, saying that the public was suffering because of policies such as demonetisation and GST, and that the 2019 elections would be a contest between PM Modi and the people of India.

Delhi: 4-year-old ‘sexually assaulted’ by classmate; mother says hold the school responsible, my girl was left unattended
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, meanwhile, summoned the principal and three staff members of the private school.

India International Trade Fair: From Turkey to Afghanistan, sellers say GST hitting business, we won’t return
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

With a nearly 50 per cent drop in business since last year, Hakan Karpuz from Turkey claimed he would not return to the fair next year

JNU teachers’ body opposes Visitor’s nominee
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Asif was appointed as a Professor in the School of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies on November 1, and his appointment is to be ratified by EC on November 23. He is one of four names approved by Kovind as Visitor’s nominee to the EC.

A new name for Dyal Singh (Evening) College: Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

“Whether it’s your own mother or Bharat mata, mother is mother. Those who have a problem with paying obeisance to mother, there is a question mark on whether they are human beings or not,” Amitabh Sinha said

Autonomy to colleges: Funding won’t be hit, says UGC
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The meeting saw the presence of K K Sharma, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development and UGC Chairman V S Chauhan.

Being homosexual is ‘a tendency’, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at JNU event
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Sri Sri was responding to a student, who asked how he should deal with ill-treatment by his friends and family over his sexual orientation.

After four-year gap, ABVP forms fresh unit in Jamia university
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The RSS-affiliated students’ body said this is its largest unit at the university so far. The last unit comprised six members and fell apart in 2013 after its members graduated from the institution.

IGNOU courses in the offing: Vedic studies, spiritualism, yoga
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Vice-Chancellor Ravindra Kumar who retires Wednesday, also said IGNOU’s contribution to higher education “had not been properly assessed”.

DSSSB exam for MCD teachers: Aspirants miss exam after confusion over board outside centre
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

According to the school’s vice-principal, Suresh Chandra Shakya, the school was recently bifurcated into girls’ and boys’ schools.

For bullet train logo contest winner, colours denote trust, energy, technical expertise
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The red line, which forms the silhouette of the engine, has grey dots in the middle --- Chakradhar Aalla said that represents small towns that the bullet train will connect.

Seat cut protest: Enquiry finds 15 JNU students guilty
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Fourteen of these 15 students, which includes the daughter of CPI leader D Raja, now risk cancellation of admission, rustication up to four semesters or expulsion

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.