Aranya Shankar

Articles By Aranya Shankar

To adopt DU’s Choice-based credit system: School of open learning to get new system, too

Janmejoy Khuntia, SOL Staff Council Secretary, welcomed the decision “although too late”, but agreed that there were concerns in conducting examinations.

DU’s English department agrees to drop sections on Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar riots

The decision comes a day after the university’s Academic Council (AC) sent back syllabi to the English and History departments to take a final call, after a section of teachers raised objections.

Modify syllabus over portrayal of gods, riots: DU academic council

On the syllabi for Political Science and Sociology, some AC members said they too had been sent back for modification, while others claimed they were passed with “minor modifications”.

DU admissions: Many courses full despite high cut-off, will impact second list

What this means, effectively, is that there won’t be a second cut-off list for many courses in top colleges. Students still have time on Monday to take admission on the basis of the first cut-off.

Delhi University admissions: ‘Unprecedented rush’ on day 1 of admissions, many seats filled

Hindu College has 43 seats for Political Science, of which 31 had filled Friday. Overall, the college saw 310 admissions – most in Political Science and Physics. Last year, the college admitted 172 students on the first day.

Thiru/Selvi: In Tamil Nadu, it means Mr or Ms; in Delhi University, it means confusion

Officials Friday said they couldn’t admit students with the prefix mentioned in their OBC certificate, as it was not present in their application form or other certificates, thereby creating a “discrepancy”.

Delhi University first list out: At 99%, Political Science pips English in cut-off

Last year, the highest cut-off for Political Science was 96.75 per cent at Ramjas College. The course received the second highest number of applications this year — 1,30,240 — after English.

DU admissions 2019: EWS category introduced, colleges guarded

Since it’s the first time that EWS quota has been introduced in DU colleges, principals of various colleges told The Indian Express that they kept the cut-offs on the higher side “just to be safe”.

DU admissions: At 98.75%, English and Economics see highest cut-off at St Stephen’s College

St Stephens College (Delhi University) Cut Off List 2019: For English, applicants need to have at least 90% in English Core or 85% in English Elective in Class XII. Similarly, in math, the subject needs to be compulsorily included in the best of four, while those applying for Sanskrit need to have studied it till Class X.

Mind the gap: Women in Delhi Metro on the move

As Delhi debates a government proposal to offer free rides for women in public transport, Aranya Shankar boards the first Delhi Metro train, and the last, to listen to their stories on the move.

DU’s Law Faculty dean resigns over ‘sinking standards’

In February this year, a guest faculty was allegedly assaulted by a student over a comment on the death of CRPF personnel during the Pulwama terror attack.

In pipeline: A body for DU admission queries through the year

Keeping in mind the Delhi High Court judgment asking DU to allow admission of students to undergraduate programmes as per last year’s eligibility criteria, the committee also decided to apply eligibility criteria of last year to all courses this year.

Church in Stephen’s admission panel: Delhi HC says nothing wrong

Justice Malhotra said it did not appear “in any manner that the induction of a Christian member to the Governing Body for interviewing only the Christian candidates” was “violative” of Clause 5 of the college constitution.

As DU gets ready for 6,000 students, better infrastructure and teachers is need of the hour

For the first time in history, Delhi University will admit over 60,000 students. But does it have enough infrastructure and teachers to meet the challenge? The Indian Express visited four colleges -- Daulat Ram College, Aryabhatta College, Dyal Singh College, Sri Aurobindo College over the past week to find out

DU admissions 2019: Math must in best of 4 for Economics, but Stephen’s, JMC won’t switch

Earlier, students only had to pass in mathematics in Class XII to apply for economics. The logic behind making it compulsory for best of four, officials said, is to prepare students for industry skills such as data crunching and analytics.

Delhi: Removed from Ambedkar University job, 53 sanitation workers stare at an uncertain future

After its tender with Sulabh expired, workers say AUD floated a tender which has now gone to a private company called Bhagwati International, as a result of which all existing staff — some of whom have been working in the university for as long as eight years — have been removed.

One day to go, confusion over JNU golden jubilee event accommodation continues

On May 28, The Indian Express had reported that senior wardens of seven hostels were asked by the JNU administration to vacate a section of students from their dormitories by May 30 for about 10 days, to accommodate nearly 1,000 guests for their Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Time has come for reserved community to reject quota: Delhi’s social welfare minister

Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam was met with ‘boos’ from some in the crowd, and his speech was followed by slogans of ‘Reservation pe hamla nahi sahenge (we won’t toleration any attack on reservation)’ by students.

To host guests for Golden Jubilee event, JNU tells hostelers to vacate some rooms

The move has attracted criticism from the JNU Students’ Union and hostel residents.

Delhi University college expels student for ‘sexually harassing’ women at farewell

The incident allegedly took place on April 16, after the official farewell of the outgoing batch ended.