Aranya Shankar


Afzal Guru protests: Police slap charges of sedition, conspiracy
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

On Tuesday, students had clashed over an event organised on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged. Police had to be deployed on campus to restore order.

JNU students clash over event on Afzal Guru
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) clashed over an event organised Tuesday on the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s death anniversary. Police were later deployed on campus to restore order.

Ambedkar university condemns death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

The letter has been signed by 49 people including Vice Chancellor Shyam Menon.

Called ‘fascist’, St Stephen’s principal Thampu shoots back at Ramachandra Guha
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

He pointed out that no one had sought permission to hold any meeting on the campus.

IIMC row: Some Dalit students skip ‘sadbhavana march’
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Sources said some Dalit students at IIMC had recently organised a condolence meeting after the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.

DU student injured after light stand falls on him during fest
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

n FIR was later registered against the organisers in connection with the incident.

Opposes 5 Pc quota: Jamia prof who wrote to President suspended for 90 days
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Professor Obaid Siddiqui received his suspension order Tuesday, two days after he wrote to the President.

Ryan student’s death- We gave them our child, they returned a corpse to us: Father
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

A day after Divyansh (6), a class I student of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj, died after allegedly falling into the school water tank, his father accused the school of foul play, arguing that there was no chance of his son falling into the tank by mistake.

Dalit scholar suicide: Online site faces flak for selling t-shirts with Rohith’s face
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Rohith, a PhD scholar from Hyderabad Central University, was found hanging in his hostel room last week. He had committed suicide in protest against the treatment meted out to him by the administration.

FIR against DUSU leader after KMC principal accuses him of vandalism
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Khattar said that Dedha had been seeking permission for the event since a few days.

Universities can govern themselves: JNU Vice Chancellor
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Sopory was speaking at a press interaction at JNU a week before his retirement on January 27.

At JNU, students exercise freedom of expression: VC
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

About the Hyderabad incident, Sopory told The Indian Express, “I hadn’t followed this before the incident... It’s unfortunate and I wish this could have been resolved at the university level before a student had to commit suicide.”

Hunger strike at FTII, demonstrations in Delhi
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

At FTII in Pune, students sat on a daylong hunger strike outside the gate in solidarity with the protesting students in Hyderabad.

Dalit student suicide: 70 held as protesters, police clash outside HRD ministry
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Around 300 students from various Dalit and Left organisations including the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA),joined the protest.

Think freely, beyond just jobs: L-G Najeeb Jung at Ramjas college
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

“Open the windows of your mind and let the winds of free thought and free knowledge flow in. It will help you grow as independent thinkers,” said Jung.

Teachers hit out at college for making student ‘theft’ public
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The move has generated criticism from a section of the faculty for “naming and shaming” the student.

Saibaba seeks reinstatement of medical, dietary facilities
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Saibaba, who is 90 per cent disabled, suffers from high blood pressure and heart ailments. During his earlier jail stay, he allegedly developed stones in the gall bladder and kidney.

Delhi Metro survey : ‘Should women’s coach be at the end or middle of train’
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Most women commuters seemed to prefer the current position.

Rajiv Gandhi too was for Ram temple: Subramanian Swamy
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

He also said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had extended his support for the construction of the temple.

Ram Janmabhoomi: Protests planned as seminar begins today
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

The seminar is being organised by the Arundhati Vashishtha Anusandhan Peeth, a research organisation founded by late VHP leader Ashok Singhal.

Delhi University: Bid to colour Vivekananda statue foiled
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

DU media coordinator Malay Neerav said he had no knowledge of the issue and suggested contacting Registrar Tarun Kumar Das, who did not respond to calls or texts.

How can 85 per cent disabled man sexually assault a girl: Valson Thampu
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Despite repeated calls, Thampu could not be reached for comments. In August last year, the accused professor had been granted anticipatory bail.

JNU considers granting extra points to transgender admission seekers
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

A committee formed in early 2015 to deliberate on providing extra “deprivation points” to several categories, submitted its proposal regarding the same to the Academic Council (AC) in the beginning of December.

Approval from education boards must for students wanting to change name: Delhi University
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) — whose candidates have been accused of indulging in the practice, welcomed the move announced through an official notification.

Delhi higher education: After churn, change of guard on the cards
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

The AAP’s student wing, the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), failed to win a single seat, despite a high-profile campaign.

Goverdhan Mehta to be chief guest at Jamia Millia Islamia convocation
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Earlier, the university had reportedly sent an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the chief guest at the function.

No more monthly visits
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

Having heard from others that his father may have been breathing when he was pulled out, Ramesh feels he could have been saved if timely interventions were made.

Cong appointed people with RSS background in varsities, but unknowingly: Party MP
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Some speakers also blamed the Congress for sowing seeds of the education policy being followed by the BJP-led government now.

Lack of connectivity, irregular DTC buses the often heard complaints
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Three years after a young woman was brutalised in a moving bus, The Indian Express talks to four students from colleges that are not well connected by the Metro.

Smartbug, an app that ‘hopes to bridge the academic gap’
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

As of now, SmartBug is not earning any revenue but that has not deterred its creators .

St Stephen’s amendment tussle: Alumni oppose Thampu move; matter to be raised in Parliament
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Former Indian cricketer Azad said, “I feel disgusted by what is happening in Stephen’s. It’s not that changes are being brought in the current constitution, instead the entire constitution is being changed."

Occupy UGC protesters lathicharged, say they were manhandled by cops
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Police counter claim, say protesters turned violent and attacked them.

Meeting held in accordance with law: St Stephen’s governing body
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

They also said there was no question of the college losing its affiliation with the Delhi University.

Murli Manohar Joshi attacks govt’s Smart City push
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Joshi criticised globalisation and the idea of smart cities, which is being pushed by the Modi government.

India International Science Fair: Participants get personal with their projects, want to ‘fix problems’ around them
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

For the first time in the five years, Jharkhand’s Deoghar district has found a place among a sea of science models displayed at various state stalls at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

Khan Academy launches Hindi version of e-learning website
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

To provide “free and quality education” to children, the academy hopes to work in collaboration with corporates, the telecom sector, state governments and the Centre.