Shikha Sharma

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Meet the six students behind Narendra Modi’s PMO app
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

The team lead by Raghav Sarin, along with other five students, were felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Google executives on Saturday at the townhall meet

Little elbow room for education in Delhi government schools
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Several schools with thousands of students and inadequate infrastructure are being forced to adopt unheard of measures such as calling boys and girls for classes on alternate days.

DU admissions: Marginal dip in third cut-off list
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Shri Ram College of Commerce ( SRCC) still remains open for admission, requiring a cut-off requirement of 97.25 per cent for admission into Economics honours and BCom Honours.

Ambedkar University seeks 100 per cent in five subjects, from students
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

The university’s Kashmere Gate campus, which has 245 seats, received 15,823 applications; the new Karampura campus received 10,954 applications.

Delhi ‘too loud’ for this 18-yr-old DU aspirant from Nagaland
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

It has barely been a month though and he is already missing the calm and quiet of Nagaland.

DU’s second list is out: Cut-offs slide slightly, many courses still open
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

DU had announced this year that it will only release five cut-offs unlike previous years when the varsity issued up to ten cut-off lists.

Deshbandhu College student ‘beaten up by ABVP’: Student bodies demand FIR against BJP MP’s son, others; AAP joins in
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

AAP also targeted Delhi Police over the issue, claiming no action has been taken as one of those involved is the “son of an MP”.

Gurgaon based man creates app for sharing and learning new skills
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Skillmate is an android-based application that allows users in a particular neighbourhood to not only teach skills they know to others, but to learn new skills from people.

Sisodia’s new education policy: Will it be chaos in the classroom?
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Blaming the Centre’s no detention policy for the academically low standards, Education Minister Manish Sisodia said the policy’s aim would be to ‘make children work hard and pass the 2018 exams'.

NSIT students create solar powered e-rick
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

After almost two years of research, the students patented the e-rickshaw powered by solar energy in November 2015.

Delhi University’s first cut-off list: Not 100 per cent, but still high
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Admissions to the academic session 2016-17 will begin Thursday. Based on the first cut-off list, students can take admission until July 2.

DU admissions: Students fear high cut-offs, plan other options
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

For lakhs of students who have secured 60-80 per cent in their Board exams, the dream of studying in Delhi University seems to be moving further and further away with the cut-off bench mark rising with every year.

Offbeat undergraduate courses are on the rise
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Check out the latest unconventional courses that students are getting inclined towards

Humans of DU: Showcasing what students ‘really think and talk about’
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Friends wondering about throwing a party for an absent friend make the photo for a post that says, “Its my friend’s birthday. I haven’t yet planned a surprise for him. I think no surprise will be a surprise!”

From Kapi Mocha to Kerala Tacos: Coastal adventures at Monkey Bar
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

From Kundapur to Udupi, via Kerala and right into your tummies, we assure, you will enjoy the journey!

New to the city: ‘Delhiites don’t mind being served drinks by a woman’
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Sethia says Delhi has been a “good change”.

Seven days, seven videos: ABVP gears up for JNUSU elections, teaches nationalism through videos
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad has come up with seven video series asking students to join the organisation

A student who studied under FYUP: ‘In tussle between political parties, students got caught in the crossfire’
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

The second year turned out to be drastically different, says Singh. “FYUP was all about research. Now, we had to finish 22 papers like everyone else,” she says.

Delhi Govt asks Dwarka school to refund excess fee
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

The DoE issued the order after receiving complaints about “arbitrary decisions” taken by the school over the fee hike.

No list of playschools with education dept for EWS admissions
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

It has been a year since the Delhi Government announced 25 per cent reservation for economically weaker section category students in schools located on Delhi Development Authority.

‘Fun’ eateries the new go-to joints for students
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Recognising the immense potential of ‘campus clientele’, many have ventured into the market to open their own uniquely themed restaurants and cafes.

IIT-JEE Advanced: Results come out but website crashes
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Authorities at IIT Delhi said IIT-Guwahati — which organised the exam — “grossly underestimated” the amount of traffic expected on the website, which caused technical snags throughout the day.

Day 1 of online admissions: Flawless, claims DU even as some still look for paper forms
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Unlike previous years, when the first day of registration saw a huge rush of aspirants at the University’s north campus and individual colleges, DU Wednesday was relatively crowd-free.

UGC notification raises workload: DU teachers extend boycott on evaluating papers till June 2
Mon, May 30, 2016

All 12 evaluation centres remained virtually empty last week as teachers stayed away from evaluating answer scripts in protest over the UGC notification.

CBSE class XII board results: Govt schools outshine private schools in Delhi
Mon, May 23, 2016

According to data provided by the Directorate of Education (DoE), pass percentage in government schools increased from 88.11 per cent in 2015 to 88.91 per cent in 2016.

Delhi girl tops CBSE Class XII exams, pass percentage in private schools dips
Mon, May 23, 2016

Sukriti Gupta, a student of New Delhi’s Montfort School in Ashok Vihar, scored 99.4 per cent, topping Class XII exams.

Govt comes up with plan to check fee hike by 450 private schools
Sun, May 08, 2016

After receiving more than 1,500 complaints from parents in the last two weeks, the government has sent out directives to more than 20 private schools, asking them to roll back the hiked fee.

RSS: Western nationalism hurting national sentiment
Sat, May 07, 2016

Gopal stressed on the need to differentiate between the ‘western concept of nation’ from the Indian concept of ‘rashtra’ and the feeling of ‘rashtrabhavna'.

Sisodia on ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ row: I dream of inclusiveness
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

The AAP leader said he dreamt of an inclusive society but the problem with inclusiveness was that “it doesn't give you the chance to be exclusive, which at present is the foundation stone of our society".

DU college to Prof Saibaba: Do not enter without permission
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

In a letter to Prof Saibaba, Vijay Sharma, principal of the college, termed his recent visits to the college “unauthorised and unwarranted conduct”.

Arvind Kejriwal launches app to improve maintenance of Delhi govt schools
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Kejriwal was speaking at the launch of a new application meant for assisting newly-appointed estate managers in government schools.

Some rules in Delhi University women’s hostels: Paying for fax from parents, entry time that changes with season
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

A few days ago, residents of Delhi University’s Rajiv Gandhi Hostel for Girls held protests against an order to leave their hostel rooms during the summer vacation.

New women’s hostel attracts students’ ire: Hindu College hostel rules dictate how to dress, allow random checks
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The rules set by authorities for the new women’s hostel at Hindu College have come under fire, with students terming them “regressive and ridiculous”.

ABVP wants focus on Sanskrit, ancient India
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

ABVP, the RSS’s student front, has recommended that regulatory bodies should give priority to institutions that start teaching in Indian languages.

Delhi: IIT ‘open house’ to showcase 500 projects
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

One of the main projects this year is the ‘Preparation of Master Plan of Drainage for NCT of Delhi’. The project — to formulate a master drainage plan for the city by 2021 — was given to IIT by the Delhi government.

Delhi: Refund enhanced fee, govt tells GD Salwan Public School
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

The government acted after 250 parents met Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and alleged that the school had increased the fee by 12 per cent for entry level classes, and by 10 per cent for senior classes, without seeking government sanction.