Aranya Shankar


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”.

Attack on SRCC teacher: Protest over ‘delayed action’
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Anmol Riswan, a student and one of the organisers, said, “... We demand that the culprit be barred from taking any exam, and banned from college and the campus.”

College teachers will not be assessed on research: Prakash Javadekar
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Javadekar, who was speaking at a conference on higher education at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) College in Dwarka, said that after changes were made, college teachers would be assessed mainly on teaching, and their engagement in “community work”.

Authorities cite Centre’s guidelines: JNU students say forced to write name, dissertation in Hindi
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Agitated by the “imposition” of Hindi, some students transliterated their names not just in Hindi but also in their native languages

100 Applications Received: For transgenders, IGNOU fee waiver gives new hope
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The Indian Express spoke to three transgender students who have taken admission in various courses in IGNOU about their lives before this historic change in admission procedure and how they think their lives will change.

JNU V-C M Jagadesh Kumar wants an Army tank on campus as inspiration
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The idea of showcasing a military tank to “instill nationalism” was first brought up in the aftermath of the February 9, 2016 event on campus, where the alleged raising of anti-India slogans led to students being arrested for sedition.

Dyal Singh college students clash over bifurcation of the campus
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

While teacher representatives who were present in the meeting said the Chairman promised that evening college classes wouldn't be held in the morning in the current session, DSC (Evening) principal said classes would begin as soon as minutes of the Executive Council (EC) meeting – where the final approval for conversion was given – reach the college

In DU, students from out of town share their worries
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

For them the first day of college was not only about getting familiar with the space but also about learning a new language, adjusting to food habits, people and managing studies alongside work.

Ruckus at DU college over cut-off ‘misprint’
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

DU officials did not respond to calls by The Indian Express seeking a comment on the issue. College president Deepanshu Lohia, from the ABVP, however, claimed there was no violence.

Police called in as DUSU protest over ‘mass failure’ spirals out of control
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Around 50 students, led by the former DUSU president Satender Awana and current DUSU president Amit Tanwar from ABVP, allegedly barged into the university conference centre around noon and started misbehaving, DU officials said

Universities cannot be govt departments: Amartya Sen
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee reflected back on India’s ancient history and said it had a “dominant role in higher learning” which had eroded over the years

SRCC teacher assaulted for awarding zero marks to student with ABVP links
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

While the principal of the college, R P Rustagi, said he was given zero because he never attended classes, the student, Pradeep Phogat, has alleged that he was being discriminated against because he was “politically active” and was from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

IGNOU to offer three distance courses on solar applications
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

The courses will target international students. ISA is an international alliance of 120 ‘sunshine countries’ (abundant in sunlight) with a focus on solar power utilisation.

SFI students send sanitary pads to Arun Jaitley to protest 12% GST
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Backed by women activists from the All India Democratic Women's Association, the students have decided to continue their campaign of sending sanitary napkins with messages to Jaitley till July 14. It is being undertaken in other states and cities as well.

Vivekananda statue in JNU for a ‘pleasing look’
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The administration has decided to install the statue to give the university a “more pleasing look”.

Relieve us of admin posts: 8 IIMC faculty members to DG
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

The faculty members, who did not wish to be named, have also written to the IIMC chairperson alleging that longstanding academic and administrative issues were not being discussed by the administration.

DU admissions 2017: In third list, cut-offs above 90 per cent in popular colleges
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

DU admissions 2017: The cut-off still remains above 90% in popular colleges, with a drop ranging from 0.25-1.5 percentage points from the second list.

Ambedkar University outdoes DU with 100 per cent cut-offs in first list, second list on July 10
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Commerce students from outside NCT will now require 100 per cent marks to get admission in BA (Hons) with a major in History, Psychology and Sociology. Similarly, those from Science background from outside NCT will need the perfect score for BA (Hons) with a major in Sociology.

No UGC NET in July 2017 throws student plans in turmoil
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Clearing the NET is an essential qualification if someone wants to become an Assistant Professor or get into research. While NET is generally held twice a year, this year, the July round has been skipped, and instead, a single exam is being held in November.

Delhi University admissions round 2: Many colleges almost full, Khalsa College yet to fill 50 seats
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Even among the 50—odd admissions, most are from the minority community as the college reserves seats for Sikhs. “Most admissions are expected to take place after the third cut-off is released.

Transgenders can now study all IGNOU courses for free
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

The university’s regional centre at Kochi had recently conducted a special orientation programme for transgender students. Kumar said the document proof was being asked for only to keep away impostors.

Delhi University: 200 B.Com Programme students fail final-yr exam
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

According to students, while the marksheet issued for the fifth semester results showed they had passed the practicals, the final marksheet released on June 25 showed they had failed.

DU admission 2017: Sharp drop in cut-offs at off campus colleges
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

In fact, many sought after courses and colleges closed applications after filling up the seats with the first cut-off itself — as is the case in Hindu College and LSR College this year.

Shabnam Hashmi returns award to minority panel
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Hashmi returned her award to NCM director T M Skaria on Tuesday, along with a letter to the commission members, saying that she was returning the award because the NCM had “lost all its credibility”.

Students complain: Can’t pay fee on Delhi Univeristy site
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

On the basis of the first cut-off, applicants have until 2 pm on Thursday to pay the fee. Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of admission.

DU admission 2017: Chaos over original marksheets, varsity allows provisional
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

DU admission 2017: The university eventually issued an advisory to principals around 3 pm, asking them to admit students on the basis of a provisional marksheet, provided they submit their original marksheet within 10 days.

DU Admissions 2017: Minnows throw up big surprises in first cut-offs
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Khalsa College declares hightest cut-off across most streams, some subjects see marginal dip.

Students stressed, IIT-Delhi considers online counselling
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Two suicide-related incidents this year prompt move. On May 30, PhD scholar Manjula Devak was found hanging in her room. The IIT Director, however, had said cited “personal problems” as the reason. In March, a first year student had allegedly jumped from the hostel building, but survived. Some peers had alleged it was due to academic stress.

First ‘Human Library’ in Delhi: People replace books, narrate their stories
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Delhi’s first ‘Human Library’ managed to catch people's fancy on the day of its inauguration.