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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.”

New order to address teacher woes
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

An education department official said they have been forced to come up with the circular after receiving complaints from teachers and other staff that complaints in writing are not being accepted by some principals.

Two years on, DU V-C still has no official deputy
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

As per the university statutes, the term of the pro-V-C runs parallel to that of the V-C. The V-C of a university is appointed for a period of five years.

Appointments to 9th CWC violated rules, suggests RTI
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

In February, the Delhi government had issued advertisement for filling vacant posts in the existing CWC. In April and May, meetings were held for the state-level selection committee to recommend eligible candidates for the same.

For students who work, change in school timing pinches pocket
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

The decision to convert the school into an evening one was taken after the Bawana JJ Colony Government Girls Senior Secondary School No. 1, which can accommodate 5,000 students, ran out of space.

DU college to hold conference on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

The conference is sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and is titled ‘Integral Humanism: Vision and Mission’.

Distance learning course fee hiked by 20 per cent in IGNOU
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Across most courses, the fee increase will lead to students paying Rs 1,800-2,000 more per semester. The new fee structure has been uploaded in the university prospectus.

Shortage of teachers in Delhi govt schools: Class, interrupted
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Of the sanctioned strength of 66,736 teachers in Delhi government schools, only 38,926, or 58.3%, are filled at the moment. Of these, 21,926 are regular and 17,000 are guest teachers.

Some discomfiture over proposal to make vice-principals take an exam
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

In Delhi government schools, principals are appointed either through promotion or direct recruitment through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Vice-principals are usually promoted as heads of schools.

DU screening body not statutory, delaying recruitment: Teachers
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

While about 4,500 posts of assistant professors are vacant in DU colleges, the university has advertised for 1,700 posts so far

Build mosque, no problem with temple nearby: AIMPLB
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Addressing a media conference organised by Anujman-e-Haideri, a society of Dargah Shah-e-Mardan in Delhi’s Jor Bagh. AIMPLB’s Mufti Aijaz Arshad Quasmi said, “We should also get our right — the masjid needs to be built. We have no problem if they want to construct a temple nearby.”

Tweet on DU student gets Pakistan-based handle suspended
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

The handle used a photo of Kawalpreet Kaur in front of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, holding a placard that had been morphed to read: “I am an Indian but I hate India, because India is a colonial entity that has occupied nations such as Nagas, Kashmiris, Manipuris, Hyderabad, Junagadh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Goa.”

Over 27,000 posts vacant: Shortfall at Delhi govt schools, retired teachers to fill in for three months
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

“As a short-term measure, we are hiring retired teachers for two-three months. They will be paid on a per lecture basis. Candidates can be within the age of 60-70 years,” Atishi Marlena, advisor to Education Minister Manish Sisodia, said

Meanwhile, a feedback form to let students assess teachers
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Naveen Gaur, a teacher at the college, said, “It is obvious that teachers who are liberal and not very strict will get better feedback. This is going to affect the teaching-learning process."

Odd-even on hold in Delhi as NGT wants women, bikes in
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The government’s decision to implement the odd-even scheme had come against the backdrop of a sharp dip in air quality in Delhi NCR.

Is odd-even whim of an officer or Delhi govt, asks NGT
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The NGT asked why odd-even was not implemented when air quality was ‘poor’, and why the government waited till the air quality reached ‘hazardous’ levels.

Delhi calls off odd-even after NGT says don’t exempt two-wheelers, women
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The government said it 'intends to move an application before the NGT' on Monday 'to review its order' and press for exemption of two-wheelers and women drivers.

Nursery student allowed transfer to school — without nursery class
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Girl’s parents sought transfer after she got admission to school 24 km away

DU law faculty student stuck in lift, rescued an hour later
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

The incident took place at the new Law Faculty three-storey building on Chaatra Marg.

Never believed conductor was guilty, want juvenile to be tried as adult: Pradyuman kin
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

“His friends and teachers told me that he mostly played with children his age. So there is no chance that he might have known the Class XI boy. He never complained at home about being harassed,” Sushma said.

Kathputli on boil after mosque is demolished, dargah faces same fate
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

While Madina Masjid at Kathputli colony was razed within 15 minutes, a building on its side stood tall, prompting residents to ask why the mosque could not be demolished last — once all of them had been moved out.

UGC letter to central varsities sparks fee hike worries in Delhi University
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

The letter, sent to all central universities on November 2, asks institutes to submit the fund utilisation certificates in the format provided by the commission.

In a first for the country, Delhi schools to be ranked on cleanliness, teaching, safety
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

“This kind of rating is being developed to enable parents to make informed choices about schools they would pick for their children. The entire idea is not to rank schools as first or second, but it could be in the form of grades with the intent to help parents."

Delhi govt’s Chunauti scheme makes its way to schools run by civic bodies
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The scheme was started by the state government last year as a quality intervention to improve learning and writing ability of children from classes VI to IX.

SPA hostel fire: At premier architecture institute, a protest that refuses to die down
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

The college building is adjacent to the hostel complex, and both have narrow staircases and inadequate fire safety measures.

Change agents: A village in Delhi finds a way to escape the smell of cowdung
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Plant set up by Delhi University professor processes dung into biogas and manure; air cleaner, canal leading to Yamuna river spared dumping.

DU’s environmental science teachers haven’t studied the subject, says RTI
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Only 8 colleges have teachers with degree in subject

ITO Hostel fire spurs SPA students into action
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The fire, in which three students lost their belongings as their room was gutted, has prompted SPA’s 1,200 students to fight for basic rights such as hygiene, infrastructure and “safety”.

No leave for teachers of Classes 9-12 till next Feb: DoE
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Education officers will inspect one school per day or four schools per week to see if orders are being followed

No Diwali bonus for non-teaching staff under group C, D at central varsities
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Employees under categories C and D include office attendants, field attendants, security guards and safai karamcharis.

Institute of cyber security and law: No UGC nod, DU institute yet to start
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

On July 14, the university’s EC had passed a resolution to establish the institute under the Faculty of Social Sciences.

AAP, Congress share stage at JNU, vow to bring back Najeeb Ahmad, fight BJP
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

At the “pratirodh sabha” organised by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union, AAP MLA Alka Lamba said it will not be an easy fight for the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Given ‘expired medicine’ at DU health centre, woman taken ill
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

As a proof, a photocopy of the cover of the medicine, which shows the expiry date, has been sent to the V-C.

In Darjeeling hills after the strike: losses, lack of cash, resentment
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Traders’ goods go waste, salary accounts run dry, schools and colleges face uphill task completing course.

At Nepal village, Hemraj’s family still awaits justice
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

“After the murder, Nepali people working in the city had contributed and given the family Rs 1 lakh. Nine years have passed. Since then, nothing has changed for them. His mother’s condition is poor,” said a member of the Mool Pravah Akhil Bharat Nepal Ekta Samaj.

Uniform change likely for SDMC school children as teachers appeal to South Delhi Mayor
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

For the last 30 years, students at these schools have worn blue shirts and navy blue shorts/skirts