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Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Teachers, students protest seeking immediate release of DU associate professor Ratan Lal
Sat, May 21, 2022

Several students and teachers who are not affiliated with any organisations and know Lal only as a Dalit intellectual also express solidarity with the academic who was arrested over a Facebook post about the claims of a shivling being discovered in the Gyanvapi mosque.

India did not learn democracy from the British: JNU V-C
Sat, May 21, 2022

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit was speaking on the second day of a three-day seminar organised by Delhi University’s Political Science department.

Varsities should not be ideological battlegrounds; the best will emerge on its own: Shah
Fri, May 20, 2022

The Union home minister also says India’s foreign policy had overshadowed its defence policy till Narendra Modi became prime minister and urges youth to focus on their duties to the nation.

‘Dadagiri, gundagardi is not okay’: Kejriwal hits back at MCD over demolition drive
Mon, May 16, 2022

Lashing out at the BJP, he said before the elections, they had said they will give ownership rights to those staying in unauthorised colonies.

Bigger campus, more student intake: Ashoka University’s expansion plan
Mon, May 16, 2022

The university’s construction started in 2012, and it was properly established in 2014. It currently has around 2,600 students, of which 80% are undergraduates. It has a 1.4 million square feet campus with around 200 faculty members. Speaking about its plans, Ashi

Amit Shah to be chief guest at DU seminar on Swaraj and New India
Fri, May 13, 2022

Sources confirmed to The Indian Express that Amit Shah, along with Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, will be present for the inaugural session on May 19. The valedictory session on May 21 will most likely see the presence of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, said source

South Asian University rushes to meet deadline for moving to new campus
Fri, May 13, 2022

Sources said the university — currently situated in Chanakyapuri’s Akbar Bhawan—is gearing for the shift while racing against time to set up phone and internet connections, and hostels for students.

Right-wing activists demand renaming of Qutub Minar as Vishnu Stambh, detained
Wed, May 11, 2022

The protest at Qutub Minar, where heavy police barricading could be seen outside the complex to prohibit entry into the ASI protected monument, was supposed to start at 1 pm.

CUET 2022: St Stephen’s told to ‘abide’ by Delhi University’s decision
Wed, May 11, 2022

DU and Stephen’s have gone head to head on the matter of holding interviews for all candidates. While DU’s Academic Council (AC) had decided that all undergraduate admissions, including in minority colleges, will be done solely on the basis of CUET, St Stephen’s had said it will give 85% weightage to CUET and 15% weightage to interviews.

Delhi restaurant, pub owners welcome govt nod to remain open till 3 am
Sat, May 07, 2022

Currently, restaurants in Delhi can stay open till 12 am and pubs till 1 am. While a formal order has not been issued as of now for restaurants to remain open till 3 am, officials said it is likely to be out soon.

Former JNUSU President declared out of bounds from campus due to alleged trade union activities
Fri, May 06, 2022

Friday marked day three of the workers’ strike at JNU who have alleged that they have been denied duty for demanding the release of pending salary of three months.

Explained: What we know about the new startup policy announced by the Delhi government
Fri, May 06, 2022

Govt will help startups get collateral-free loans which will be interest-free for a year. It will empanel CAs, lawyers, and experts to aid startups for free; their service charges will be borne by the government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

Part of ceiling collapses at KMC, injured professor demands structural audit
Sun, May 01, 2022

Principal Vibha Chauhan said the matter had already been dealt with: “The false ceiling is what seems to have mainly fallen off. I don’t think it was fixed properly. The college contacted the person who renovated it and he’s been asked to redo it. Thankfully the teacher was not injured seriously.”

DU sets up committee to look into shortfall in SC/ST enrolment of students
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Until last year, DU used to conduct its undergraduate admissions through cut-off lists based on Class 12 marks with separate and usually lower cut-offs released for reserved categories.

Every university has a lunatic fringe, JNU is no different… still best in country, says V-C
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

JNU is currently operating at a deficit of Rs 130 crore and the vice chancellor intends to make it "financially self-sufficient" through private partnerships, foreign contributions, and philanthropy.

Prior approval needed for protests, DU reminds students
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Says action will be taken if students indulge in violence or destroy public property

Explained: St Stephen’s standoff with DU over interviews for admissions
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

St Stephen’s College is going head to head with Delhi University on the issue of holding interviews for candidates. What is the standoff about? With Stephen’s holding its ground, what is next for DU?

St Stephen’s will not reconsider decision to hold interviews for all applicants, writes to DU Vice-Chancellor 
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Delhi University vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh said Stephen’s was insistent on holding interviews, and that they had been told to reconsider.

Stephen’s insistent on interviews for all candidates, says DU V-C
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh, who met Stephen’s Principal John Varghese in his office Monday, said the college had been asked to “rethink” its decision and a final decision would be taken on the matter most likely on Tuesday.

At IIT-Delhi fest discussion on electric vehicles
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

Speaking at a fest at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Punit K Goyal, Co-founder of BluSmart - an all-electric cab service – said petrol and diesel cars would stop plying on roads in the next 10-15 years.

Not informed by Stephen’s College of 85:15 admission policy: DU V-C
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

DU authorities had received a request from St Stephen’s to allow them to hold interviews across all categories so that they can give 85% weightage to CUET and 15% to interviews.

Meat vendor at centre of JNU row speaks: Has never happened before, but these students are like my family
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

Violence had broken out on April 10 between two groups, with Left student bodies alleging the ABVP had objected to cooking and serving of non-vegetarian food.

First-year students of Jamia boycott online classes demanding complete re-opening of campus
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

The students have demanded complete re-opening of the campus and resumption of offline classes for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses, notice for hostel allotment and issuance of a proper academic calendar till or before Eid.

Day before JNU violence, mess warden suggested skipping non-veg food on Sunday
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

The menu for the hostel is decided by the mess committee - an elected students’ body, and the wardens don’t have a role in deciding it.

JNU violence: Admin breaks silence, says clashes began after students objected to ‘havan’ inside hostel on Ram Navami
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

This was an allegation first made by the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.