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Colleague assaulted, Delhi government teachers protest
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

A day after a teacher was beaten up by parents of a student, government school teachers staged demonstrations in their schools condemning the attack and demanding better security.

Passed by Parliament, Disabilities Act still not helping, say residents
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Arvind is worried that his son will have to apply for the exam under the general category, as reserved category certificates have to be uploaded while filling the form. The last date for submitting applications is March 9.

Some opposition to ‘virgin tree prayer’ in Hindu College
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The group Pinjra Tod, which has been fighting discriminatory rules at women’s hostels, is opposing the ‘tradition’, calling it a “just another trope which objectifies women”.

Notice to school for ‘denying child seat under EWS quota’
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

As per the commission, the child had been allotted a seat before his parents changed his name. When he went to school to get admission, he was told the documents did not match. DCPCR said the parents had issued an ad declaring the change.

DU wants panels in all colleges to address sexual harassment
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The college complaints committee comprises a woman presiding officer, two faculty members, two non-teaching staff, a representative from an NGO and three elected student representatives. However, sources said colleges that have set up the panel hardly have any student representatives.

PhD must for post of associate prof: UGC draft regulations
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Teachers are also worried as PhD has been made compulsory for a promotion to associate professor post, and to move to a level 12 pay grade (increment on basic pay from Rs 7,000-8,000).

As Ramjas students meet, a call to police
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

More than 200 students of Ramjas College Friday held a ‘Jan Sunvayi’ to discuss allegations of misuse of the students’ fund by officiating principal P C Tulsian.

Going to school, no smooth sailing
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Walking a long and tiring option, students from a village in Delhi take a boat on the Yamuna to reach school every day

‘Abysmal’ results in pre-boards: Six more Delhi govt school teachers get showcause notice
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

The notices — issued by Deputy Director of Education, northwest B district, on February 3 — were in the name of six Mathematics teachers in the district.

Student alleges sexual assault by DU teacher, hands over CD to V-C
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

The complaint states, “I would draw your kind attention towards the terrifying incident at the college where a teacher has crossed all limits of teacher-student relationship and sent lewd messages which aren’t quotable and made calls at inappropriate time.”

Brainchild of two teachers, Delhi’s first geography museum opens
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

The museum inside a 50 ft by 20 ft hall — located at Budhpur village near Alipur — will be inaugurated on Wednesday by Yukio Himiyama, the president of the International Geographical Union (IGU).

Bawana JJ colony ‘missing’ from nursery EWS forms
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Chandni Devi, a resident of the colony who is seeking admission for her daughter in the category, said she had to delete the form after filling it as she couldn’t find the locality.

UGC says re-examine but DU clears 17 projects
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

The move comes days after the University Grants Commission (UGC) said it had not allocated any funds for buildings last year and asked the varsity to “re-examine the abstract cost formats” for the proposed projects.

Delhi: Four teachers get showcause notice over poor pre-board exam results
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia’s directions on Friday came after the poor performance of government school students in the pre-board exams, in which only 31.5 per cent of the 1,34,200 students managed to pass.

Free pads scheme scrapped in 2016, Rs 16 cr allotted last year: RTI
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

An RTI filed by NGO Matri Sudha on January 5 this year shows that the government had allocated Rs 16 crore in the 2017-2018 fiscal for sanitary napkins. But not a rupee from the budget has been spent.

DU wants new post to ease workload, Executive Council says several vacancies yet to be filled
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Stating that the new post is necessary to share the workload of the pro-V-C, the proposal states: “The massive expansion and reforms undertaken in the university has increased the burden of work at the level of Pro-V-C."

Delhi University identifies another fake board, colleges told to verify admissions
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

The university had scanned through admission data following complaints that students had secured admissions holding DBSSSE marksheets. Delhi does not have its own education board and the university officials state that BHSE and DBSSSE were not recognised boards.

Allegations of financial discrepancy: In Ramjas College, a dharna against principal
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Protesters claimed the college is witnessing a breakdown of academic atmosphere over the past ten months.

Ramjas College: Staff, students want officiating principal gone over graft allegations
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Another allegation levelled at Tulsiyan is that he allegedly employed a large number of staff on contractual basis, who also draw their salaries from the students’ fund, with virtually no work.

Maitreyi Yatra: Freedom, food and heritage — J&K students arrive in ‘filmo se accha Delhi’
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

For most girls, who are a part of the team, travelling without their family members for the first time is “giving them a taste of freedom” and a chance to taste different varieties of food.

Economically weaker sections nursery admissions: Can’t find locality online, say parents
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

A senior DoE official claimed that this time, they have formed a committee for “inclusion/deletion of residential areas along with the private schools in different zones” to address this issue.

MCD teachers threaten to step up stir over salaries
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

NDMC mayor said, “I have asked the commissioner to release their salaries, but the corporation is also fighting financial difficulty.” EDMC mayor could not be reached for a comment.

Government to review progress of incubation parks at IITs, says Prakash Javadekar
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Through the research park, the incubated start-ups are currently in the market with a cumulative revenue of Rs 133 crore generated in the financial year 2016-17 and created 2,500 direct jobs.

ASER report 2017: More rural teens staying back in school but struggle with reading, math; girls worse off
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

It finds that while the youth are high on aspiration (about 60% wanted to study beyond Class 12), they are short on vital, everyday skills that are needed to help them get to where they aspire.

Most 14 to 18-year-olds can use cellphones but cannot read basic texts: ASER 2017
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

ASER 2017 has focused on 14-18-year-olds, who have just moved beyond the elementary school and are the first batch to pass out of class VIII after the implementation of the Right to Education Act 2009

Manish Sisodia seeks help from childs rights body to fix EWS nursery admissions
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

In case of any updation, correction or suggestion, schools can write to the committee, set up in each zone, between January 15 and 18

Admission to 1,700 Delhi schools: Nursery rush begins, EWS hopefuls struggle
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Social activists, who have been facilitating EWS admissions, maintained that different schedule for admission under EWS category and the general category causes a lot of chaos

Seats not declared: Child rights panel summons SDMC
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

A petition was moved in court after private schools regulated by the civic body started denying admissions under the category.

Delhi govt to audit accounts of city’s private schools
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

This decision comes five days after the Delhi High Court put a stay on the government circular, which had, as an interim measure, allowed schools to increase their fees by up to 15%.

Attendance app cost DU college Rs 60 lakh: RTI
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

According to the RTI reply, Rs 9,61,400 was spent on the ERP in 2014-15; Rs 14,42,100 in 2015-2016; a similar amount in 2016-17; and Rs 10,08,100 till September this year.

Motilal Nehru college sacks three teachers over ‘workload’
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

The two teachers whose services have been terminated are Shashi Kumar and Arunakar Pandey from the Hindi department, and another teacher from the computer science department

In Delhi’s Khirki extension, poetry comes on a sticker, with golgappas
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Called Sticklit.in and started by a writer and an artist, a movement to spread writing and poetry through these stickers is taking roots in the city. Co-founder Nidhin Kundathil, 31, an artist, calls it an “old-style print medium anarchy”

Five months on, 61 DU colleges yet to receive student fee
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

The principal of Hindu College, Anju Srivastava, said, “We don’t know the reason for this delay but we are facing this problem for the first time. It’s a huge sum, and the delay is affecting the functioning of the college.”

App-based attendance draws DU teachers’ ire
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

The Delhi University Teachers’ Association said it will discuss the issue during a meeting on December 21, and wrote to staff associations of at least 70 colleges, asking them to resist the move

The long con: Fake ‘Board of Higher Secondary Education’
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Affiliated to more than 300 schools across India, the fake board would hand out Class X and XII pass certificates for Rs 8,000-10,000, with ‘chairman’ Acharya and his associates running the show

Advertisement issued illegal: Appointment of NSIT director quashed by Delhi HC
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

As per AICTE rules, a person working as a professor for at least three years, and with a total experience of at least 10 years, can be appointed as the director