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‘My mistake’: Presidency V-C apologises to protesting students

Around 100 students, including 60 boarders, had launched the protest Friday, over the administration’s failure to meet the August 1 deadline to shift them to the ‘Hindu Hostel’ from a temporary accommodation in New Town. By Monday evening, about 300 students have joined in the protest.

Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor files complaint over fake email ID

The complaint states that someone else has created an account in his name and is sending frivolous emails seeking professional and personal help,


PTU's former V-C arrested, nine others booked on corruption charges

A few of those booked are relatives of senior RSS and BJP leaders from Punjab.

J&K: New VC appointed for Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University

He has been appointed for a period of five years from the date he assumes office, an official release here said, adding that the appointment order was issued on Thursday by the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who is the Chancellor of the University.

Former UPSC chairman to be new nominee for DU V-C selection panel

D P Agrawal will be Delhi University's new nominee for the search-cum-selection panel in charge of selecting the new vice-chancellor.

Key information missing from revamped Mumbai University website

UGC circular calls for mandatory disclosure of all relevant approvals


Sanjay Deshmukh appointed Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University

According to an official release by the Raj Bhavan, the appointment of Dr Deshmukh, a professor of Life Sciences in the University of Mumbai, will be for a term of five years, with effect from July 7, 2015.

Of 200 contenders for post of Mumbai University V-C, search panel shortlists 21

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on March 27 appointed a three-member committee for selecting the VC of Mumbai University.

Oxford University nominates 1st female vice-chancellor

The university appointed its first vice-chancellor in 1230, and until now all of them have been men. There has also never been a female chancellor, the top job.

DU college principal resigns, says not comfortable with V-C

In a letter written to the vice-chancellor, the principal reiterated his inability to continue as officiating principal on account of ‘prevailing circumstances’ at the university.

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JNU to form new enquiry committee: Registrar

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) registrar Bhupender Zutshi on Wednesday said the varsity faculty and students want a wider committee, so the vice-chancellor has approved formation of new committee. Zutshi added that he wants the eight students to face the enquiry committee and speak whatever they want to. However, they have tried to include members of minority in the community.

A walk of hope from Kanyakumari to Kashmir to promote peace

Aligarh, Feb 23 (ANI): Holding placards and banners people from different communities walk silently to promote peace and send a message of unity across the country. They have covered a distance of 5,800 kms and still have to cover more 2000 kms to reach the final destination. With a theme 'A walk of Hope', rally filled with hope displays a sense of togetherness, love and brotherhood. After passing through different states, the peace march reached Aligarh Muslim University where the institution authorities organized a seminar to encourage it. The march is scheduled to commence in Kashmir in May this year. Eminent speakers delivered speeches on humanity, togetherness and peace on the occasion. The seminar was attended by a large number of students, apart from people from various walks of life. Higher authorities of the university also participated in the march to spread the message of brotherhood among the countrymen. The march has to cover a total distance of 7,500 kms to reach the Northern state of Kashmir. It also supports interfaith harmony and equality for all, sustainable living, women empowerment, community health, education and youth development.


Patiala court scuffle is attack on India’s democracy: Farooq

Srinagar, Feb 18 (ANI): Condemning the JNU row, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Patron Farooq Abdullah said that the scuffle between lawyers and students outside the Patiala House Court is an attack on India’s democracy. Farooq added that the entire JNU row has been exaggerated and the Vice Chancellor should have handled it himself. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav accused the Delhi Police for being a mere spectator in the JNU row, alleging that they are acting on behalf of the Centre.

Strongly condemn attack on faculty, students: JNU VC

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor M Jagadeesh Kumar on Wednesday said he strongly condemned the attack on JNU faculty and students. He further said that the law must take its course. He further added that the guilty must be punished.

Protest held outside JNU VC office

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Students and teachers on Monday staged a protest outside Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Vice Chancellor office. The protestors demanded suitable actions against the culprits to maintain peaceful environment on the campus. One of the protestors said the established committee must take a final decision on the anti-nationalists and final verdict should not be influenced by any political party or any dignitary.

Protests to intensify unless VC gets suspended

Hyderabad, Jan 27 (ANI): The students of Hyderabad University staged a protest on Wednesday against the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) for not suspending the vice-chancellor of the university in Hyderabad. A protestor said that the protests will intensify if the VC is not suspended. The protestors burnt effigies of HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, and raised slogans against the government.


Jagruti Yuva Morcha protests outside Union Minister Dattatreya's residence

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (ANI): The members of the Telangana's Jagruti Yuva Morcha staged a protest outside Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya's residence in Hyderabad on Tuesday, demanding justice and compensation of Rs. 50 lakhs for a Dalit PhD scholar. In a tragic incident, a Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula was found hanging at a central university's hostel room in Hyderabad on Sunday. Rohith, a resident of Guntur, was pursuing his PhD in society studies from the university. Union Minister for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya has been charged with abetment to suicide. A case has been filed against Dattatreya, University of Hyderabad Vice Chancellor Apparao, ABVP activist Susheel Kumar and his brother Vishnu by the Hyderabad police under section 306A. Meanwhile, the HRD ministry has asked a two-member panel to probe the case.

Congress accuses BJP of politicising Ram Temple issue

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): President of All India Mahila Congress Shobha Oza on Saturday condemned the ruling party of politicising educational institutes to fulfill its political aspirations. She said that the Films and Television Institute of India (FTII) and now Delhi University (DU), are its latest arenas. Oza accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramaniam Swamy for bringing various controversial issues in the DU. She further said that the Vice Chancellor of the university should take a note of it and stop such things within the university.

Police detain activists protesting against Ram Janmabhoomi seminar

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Police officials on Saturday detained activists and students protesting against the Ram Janmabhoomi seminar at the Delhi University (DU). The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) members had earlier sat on a protest outside the Vice Chancellor's office, saying that programs which divide the students on the basis of their religion, should not be allowed in the university.

NSUI protests against Ram Janmabhoomi seminar in DU

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) members staged a protest outside the Vice Chancellor's office on Saturday against the Delhi University's decision to allow a seminar on Ram Janmabhoomi temple. The agitators sat on a protest outside the Vice Chancellor's office and raised slogans against him. One of the protester said that the university is a place where programs regarding job providing should be initiated, rather than such seminars as it raises mixed feelings among the students.