Aranya Shankar


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.

JNU AC meet: Students’ union, teachers allege harassment
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Student union representatives and several teachers have alleged that they were “heckled” by certain faculty members at an Academic Council (AC) meeting of JNU.

Dyal Singh evening college could soon function in mornings
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

DSC (Evening) has suggested that upon conversion, the college be named after Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya.

Minister’s message to colleges, varsities: Ask students to use BHIM app, go digital, says Prakash Javadekar
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Another 2,400 institutions have been sent a letter commending them for successfully carrying out digitisation on their campus

Denied promotion, JNU Professor alleges caste bias
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Saitya Brata Das, who teaches at the Centre for English Studies, alleged his “different caste (Das is a Dalit)” or differing “political views” may be behind the decision.

Delhi boy comes third in IIT-JEE Advanced 2017
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

His aim is to “focus on the basics” and make sure that “he does the simple questions quickly and accurately,” so that he “has more time to focus on the difficult ones”.

JNU has some ideas for interview process
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Rector Chintamani Mahapatra said the recommendations — submitted by a panel set up by the V-C — had been “approved by the competent authority” and that they would be tabled in the Standing Committee for Admissions.

Soon in DU: 5-year journalism course, PG in cyber security
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

If approved by the Academic and Executive Councils (AC & EC), the decisions will come into effect from the current academic year.

Top-ranked in India, IIT-Delhi says global ranking ‘not spectacular’
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

QS Rankings are based on six parameters: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty and student ratio.

RSS leader Indresh Kumar asks Muslims to ‘give up gosht’
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia meanwhile protested against the presence of Indresh Kumar at an iftaar party at the university

Ummul Kher didn’t let rare disorder, family pressure stop her from cracking UPSC Civil Services
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

The PhD scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University is now more focussed than ever to realise her dream of doing “social work and touching people’s lives”. Originally from Pali in Marwar, Rajasthan, Ummul Kher’s family shifted to Delhi when she was five.

6 JNU students punished for ‘confining officials’
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

The students’ academic process has also been blocked till they comply with the punishment. However, they have been given the option to appeal against the punishment to the vice-chancellor.

IIT director says student was doing well
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

“I spoke with her supervisor, and on the academic front, everything was smooth. She was applying for faculty positions in IITs and NITs,” said V Ramgopal Rao IIT Delhi director.

Adivasis simple people, ambition-less: Former IG of Bastar SRP Kalluri
Sun, May 21, 2017

“You cannot sit in Raipur or Delhi and understand Bastar. Adivasis in Bastar are very simple people, they can derive unlimited happiness from limited resources."

‘Water supply complaints rose by 51 per cent in Delhi’
Fri, May 19, 2017

The report has found that the number of civic complaints on water supply increased by 51 per cent from 1.5 lakh in 2015 to 2.27 lakh in 2016.

JNU student rap song on seat cut is a hit on Youtube
Fri, May 12, 2017

Rahul Rajkhowa (22) has uploaded a nearly three minutes long rap on Youtube, to “vent” out his frustration on the seat cut.

Teachers, students want seat cuts gone, JNU says will go ahead with the move
Wed, May 10, 2017

Scholar Madhu Kishwar, who attended her first meeting, also faced slogans against her.

Madhu Kishwar named to JNU council as School of Arts expert, Dean objects
Tue, May 09, 2017

The move to appoint Madhu Kishwar hasn’t gone down well with a section of the faculty, including the Dean of SAA.

As AAP fights fire, Arvind Kejriwal’s residence becomes ground Zero
Mon, May 08, 2017

"Mishra did not fulfil his duty as a minister; there were complaints of water scarcity. Now that he’s been removed, he’s levelling such allegations," said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

St Stephen’s College autonomy: Names of 100 students ‘removed’ from hostel list after protest
Fri, May 05, 2017

The move towards autonomy was put on hold after students and teachers protested saying the decision should be taken after consultation with all stakeholders

UGC tightens purse strings, JNU V-C says research will suffer
Wed, May 03, 2017

The UGC also allegedly said that JNU had incurred “excess expenditure” from its plan grant on electricity and water.

Websites of DU, IIT and AMU targeted by ‘hackers from Pak’
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The Pakistan Haxors Crew (PHC) claimed responsibility for the hacking. In October last year, they had claimed to have hacked over 7,000 Indian websites.

ABVP men among those detained at anti-China protest
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Around 15 students, led by Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) cultural secretary Romjir Rakshap, were detained from near Bihar Bhawan while they were trying to bypass barricades on their way to the embassy.

At IIT event, life-saving helmet straps, diabetes test connected to phone
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The annual Open House will be held at IIT-Delhi on April 22. It is free to the public and will open at 10 am

Notice at IIT hostel: Wear decent clothes
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

"Further, all the residents are requested to wear a full covered decent western or Indian dresses on House Day (sic),” the notice read