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Aranya Shankar


Confusion persists in DU’s open book exams
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

On Tuesday, hundreds of students were forced to send scans of their answer sheets by email to varsity authorities, after facing issues with uploading them on the exam portal. Several students alleged the server crashed minutes before the submission deadline.

DU open book exam: Unable to upload, students email answer scripts, concerns over secrecy
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

This is the first-ever in the history of the university that students are being asked to write their names. Why were University roll numbers not enough? Students fear victimisation, said the academic council member.

Teething troubles as 35,000 students take online exam on day 1 in DU
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Some students said they missed the deadline for submitting their answer sheets due to connectivity or server issues, and were unsure of if their submissions would be considered. Many visually impaired students did not write their exams.

Ex-VC accuses DU principal of plagiarising book
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

“Delhi University may take appropriate necessary action against the plagiarist based on the Report of the Committee appointed by it. I fervently hope that the University will be pleased to render justice to me for the violation of my intellectual property right,” Khan said.

Delhi riots: DU professor Apoorvanand questioned for 5 hours, phone seized for probe
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Apoorvanand was summoned for questioning as the Special Cell (New Delhi Range) claimed to have found links with the students’ outfit, Pinjra Tod, and with a WhatsApp group called the ‘Delhi Protests Support Group (DPSG)’.

Rank 2 & 4: Both from DU, on 2nd attempt of UPSC
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Kishore, a resident of East of Kailash, completed schooling from Birla Vidya Niketan in Pushp Vihar before joining St Stephen’s College for BA in Economics. He completed MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Jawaharlal Nehru University gets approval for construction of new academic buildings
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said the funds should be utilised for the “construction of hostels for students and researchers of School of Engineering and Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship."

Sisodia red flags new education policy: ‘Highly regulated and poorly funded’
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

He said the biggest flaw of NEP was that it “ran away from the responsibility” of providing quality education in government schools while encouraging private school education.

DU professor is third arrest by NIA in Elgar Parishad case
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Hany Babu, who is with the university’s Department of English, was put under arrest after three days of questioning in Mumbai.

Delhi University overrules Dyal Singh decision over extension of principal Pawan Sharma’s term
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

DU wrote to the GB Chairperson to “follow” the university’s directives and grant him a one-month extension.

Doctor, for whom fraternity came together, dies of Covid-19
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Dr Joginder Chaudhary (27), a junior resident at Baba Saheb Ambedkar (BSA) Hospital, fought a month-long battle with the virus, having tested positive on June 27.

Students’ Union opposes move: St Stephen’s to charge Rs 100 per day from hostelers yet to vacate rooms
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

The Students’ Union Society has written to the principal asking for the decision to be revoked, arguing that most students had returned to their hometowns and would have to risk their health by travelling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dyal Singh governing body accepts plagiarism report against principal
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

In a separate case, fresh allegations of plagiarism were levelled against Zakir Hussain College principal Masroor Ahmad Beg by social activist Ranjana Kumari.

JNU council approves proposal for digital submission of dissertations, theses
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

JNU Vice Chancellor Professor M Jagadesh Kumar said, “If JNU has to become one of the top universities in the world, in addition to creating a good research infrastructure, it is also important to create an enabling ecosystem in the university by introducing efficient administrative and academic procedures."

Govt versus DU crisis deepens: Sisodia asks for legal proceedings, teachers push back over pay
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

On the other hand, anger against the Delhi government is growing among teachers over the delay in releasing grants for 12 colleges fully funded by the Delhi government, as a result of which many have not received salaries since May.

DU admissions 2020: ECA admissions on basis of self-attested certificates
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Earlier, university had decided to hold sports quota admission through government-approved certificates. Since these certificates do not exist for ECA categories such as dance, theatre, music, etc, the decision was taken to scrap it altogether. Aspirants would be marked out of 100, depending on various factors, including whether they have received training and for how long, whether they have participated in competitions and at which level.

Panel formed to probe plagiarism charges finds principal guilty
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Pawan Kumar Sharma, college principal of Dyal Singh (Evening) College, was accused of plagiarising a book titled ‘Training and Development’ published by Galgotia Publishing Company.

CBSE 12th result 2020: At Delhi’s Schools of Excellence, tales of beating the odds
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Among them is Tushar Upadhyay, a commerce student of the School of Excellence at Kalkaji. While most students take tuitions to score well in their class XII board exams, the 17-year-old prepared by giving tuitions.

CBSE class 12th results: High-scorers up, getting into DU could get tougher
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Most college principals, while admitting there could be some increase, said there are other factors too.

Exams at all Delhi govt universities cancelled, declares Manish Sisodia
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said state universities have been asked to come up with "a set of parameters for evaluation on the basis of the students' past performance" and award them degrees

Explained: Delhi University Open Book Exams, and why it is being opposed
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

All student and teachers organisations, including the Left, Right and Centre, as well as the DU Student’s Union (DUSU) and DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) have opposed the OBE.

Cancel final year exams: Former chairperson, educators write to UGC
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Those who argue that cancelling exams will devalue degrees must explain how holding a farcical “virtual” exam that lacks the basic features of the real thing will enhance their value, the letter read.

Monuments open, Delhi slowly reclaims beloved spaces
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

Entry to all monuments in Delhi is available through e-ticketing. Hand sanitisers are installed at the entry gates and thermal temperature is measured before visitors are allowed inside. Masks are mandatory.

Clamour grows for boycott of DU final-year open book exams
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

At Shri Ram College of Commerce, 80 students so far have filled a Google form to boycott the exams. “There are so many technical glitches,” said a student spearheading the initiative.

St Stephen’s to commence admission process from July 7; no written test, interviews to go online
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

DU admission 2020: The admission process will begin from July 7. The candidates can apply through the website- For admission to Stephen's, 85 per cent weightage is given for class 12 marks and 15 per cent weightage is given for both written test and interviews. However, this year with the written test done away with, the entire 15 per cent weightage would be for interviews.