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Kerala to Jammu to Dehradun: Excited and anxious, freshers arrive on campus
Fri, Feb 18, 2022

Several of them were accompanied by their parents who waited patiently inside and outside college premises, as their wards attended the first day of offline classes.

‘Lawns, corridors packed’: Many DU colleges see over 50% attendance
Fri, Feb 18, 2022

Many principals said more students had turned up than they expected, with lawns and corridors in some colleges packed chock-a-block.

Shut for two years, Delhi University welcomes students back to campus
Fri, Feb 18, 2022

Several colleges had made elaborate arrangements to welcome back students. At Miranda House and Shri Ram College of Commerce huge hoardings were put up on Covid protocols to make students aware

Students split over Jamia reopening
Wed, Feb 16, 2022

While final year/semester students are largely relieved that they will be back on campus soon, students of the first or intermediate semesters/years have expressed concern regarding their re-entry.

Delhi University: Colleges field anxious queries on exams, returning to campus
Fri, Feb 11, 2022

One of the main concerns is from first-year students, for whom exams begin in the second week of March. There is no clarity yet if these will now be held offline with campus reopening or in the online mode as was originally planned.

Protesting students unnecessarily impatient: Delhi University V-C
Wed, Feb 09, 2022

Universities in the capital like Jawaharlal Nehru University and Ambedkar University Delhi have already announced 100% re-opening.

Never had a Twitter account, conspiracy against me: JNU V-C
Wed, Feb 09, 2022

The handle, which had tweets calling Jamia Millia Islamia and St Stephen’s College “communal campuses”, used slurs for Indian Christians and described civil rights activists as “mentally-ill jihadists”, was deleted following the uproar on Monday.

CYSS activist douses himself with petrol as students intensify protest for DU reopening
Wed, Feb 09, 2022

The Left students' bodies also held joint protests, organising a 'chakka jam' outside the university's arts faculty building.

Delhi: CVS teachers express ‘lack of confidence’ over one-man panel to probe graft charges against principal
Tue, Feb 01, 2022

Last month, the DU administration accepted the report by retired Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra, which found irregularities in the purchase of library books for the college and asked Principal Inderjeet Dagar to proceed on leave till further orders so that more inquiries can be conducted.

Explained: The end of MPhil; why has DU killed the degree?
Mon, Jan 31, 2022

Delhi University is scrapping its MPhil programme. When and why was this decision taken? Will the current batch of MPhil students be affected? What's the problem with scrapping MPhil?

Explained: What’s new in draft UGCF-2022 released by Delhi University?
Tue, Jan 25, 2022

As per the new framework, to get a four-year UG degree with a major in a specific discipline, students need to get a minimum of 50% of credits (88) in that discipline.

Veterans split over Amar Jawan Jyoti flame being extinguished
Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Lt Gen Satish Dua (retd), former Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff, also tweeted in favour of the move.

Oppn slams Centre over decision to ‘extinguish’ flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti, govt alleges ‘misinformation’
Fri, Jan 21, 2022

“The flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti is not being extinguished. It is being merged with the flame at the National War Memorial," government sources said.

Explained: Common entrance test and concerns at JNU
Sat, Jan 15, 2022

Why has the decision to conduct entrance examinations from the 2022-23 academic session created an uproar in JNU?

‘Missing’ books at DU college: Principal told to go on leave
Sun, Jan 09, 2022

The Indian Express had reported in September 2020 that 180 books worth Rs 1 lakh had been bought for the library but never reached it.

Army aspirant, newly-wed: Two of Delhi locality among dead in Vaishno Devi stampede
Sun, Jan 02, 2022

Sonu Pandey, 24, an employee at a pen-drive manufacturer in Okhla, also lost his life in the Vaishno Devi stampede. He got married just seven months ago.

Delhi: Dining industry fears Covid-19 curbs could be death knell for biz
Wed, Dec 29, 2021

🔴 Ranjan Puri, owner of the Grand Imperia banquet hall in Azadpur, said the government should have made some long term plans rather than shutting down banquet halls altogether.

‘Girls should know how to draw line’: JNU ICC plans sessions on sexual harassment
Tue, Dec 28, 2021

In an announcement on the university website, the ICC said the first such session, scheduled for January 17, is being held “to make the students (both boys and girls) aware about what consists of sexual harassment”.

Vinod Dua, pioneer in Hindi TV journalism, no more
Sun, Dec 05, 2021

🔴 His foray into journalism began with Doordarshan, where he was part of several shows including Yuva Manch, Yuv Jan, Jawan Tarang, and Aap Ke Liye. In the 1980s, Dua along with NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy started election analysis on Doordarshan -- giving him his first major brush with fame

Delhi: Directorate of Higher Education asks colleges to stall appointments until formation of governing bodies
Sun, Dec 05, 2021

DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) President A K Bhagi came down heavily on the order saying it could create issues for the adhoc faculty who were to join the colleges from Saturday.

Hostels not possible… for theory classes, should start with 3rd-year students: DU V-C Yogesh Singh
Thu, Dec 02, 2021

🔴 On being asked as to what is holding DU from inviting students from all years to colleges, the V-C, in an interview with The Indian Express, said: Our situation is very different from schools. School students are local students while ours are from all states. We have to see the status of Covid in those states also…"

DU V-C admits tough vs liberal state boards affects admissions, says needs review
Sat, Nov 27, 2021

🔴 In an interview with The Indian Express, DU V-C Yogesh Singh said, “In the present system, there are issues which are to be addressed. We cannot ignore the performances of students of different boards, like Uttar Pradesh Board... They are not liberal vis-à-vis other boards."

DU proposes to start three departments that will offer B.Tech programmes
Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Delhi University wants to start with 120 seats for each programme and has sought the UGC’s permission to sanction about 70 faculty positions for the three departments.

92 AUD teachers slam letter to six colleagues ‘absent’ from Sisodia event
Sun, Nov 21, 2021

The Indian Express had reported on November 10 that AUD had taken “serious note” of the matter and sent emails to the teachers from Karampura campus, asking them to provide “valid reasons” for their absenteeism from the November 2 event.

Delhi University professor moves HC over appointment of Pol Science HoD
Sun, Nov 14, 2021

Former HoD Veena Kukreja had died of post-Covid complications on May 14. In the interim, Saxena was made the officiating HoD.