Sukrita Baruah

Articles By Sukrita Baruah

Revised hostel fee fails to quell protest, JNU says it will benefit poor students

The bulk of changes were reserved for students falling in the “BPL (below poverty line) category” — according to the JNU administration, they will have to pay 50% of the revised room rent, service charges and utility charges.

JNU students protest against fee hike, HRD says will find a way out

During the course of the protest outside the venue, which began shortly before noon, police tried several means to move students away from the gate, including the use of a water cannon which was deployed around 1:30 pm.

JNU: ‘Hike over Rs 2,000, will hit 40% of campus’

The students are demanding the withdrawal of the draft hostel manual, in which service charges of Rs 1,700 were introduced and the one-time mess security fee, which is refundable, has been hiked from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.

Move to mainstream kids with disabilities: Will identify, integrate them early

This effort is being led by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), and the first step towards this was taken this week at a round table conference with various education and health stakeholders and experts.

Subscriptions to more than 40 databases not renewed in DU, research takes a back seat

According to a source in DU’s library system, the funds for these databases used to be provided till 2014 by the varsity administration from various budgetary heads.

Two demands at India Gate protest: Clean air, accountability from PM, CMs

For many at the site, it was their first time at a protest. Some were urban environmental activists and social campaigners, while many were business owners and corporate employees.

Burden of breathing: How children have been worst hit by pollution in Delhi

Schools shut, hospital admissions spike — as air quality in the national capital touches emergency levels, children are facing the worst of it, with doctors warning that health effects could be felt for years to come.

Delhi declares air emergency: Schools shut till Nov 5 as city records worst AQI of season

Schools shut till Nov 5 as Delhi records worst AQI of season; CM trains guns at Khattar, Amarinder at school event

Street wise: How Dal Lake lotus gave a Delhi colony for Kashmiri Pandits its name

As the first wave of Kashmiri Pandits who migrated to the capital in the late 1940s worked towards building their first community here, they decided to name it after the lotus which grows in the Dal Lake, or the pamposh in Kashmiri.

No Children’s Day if you burst crackers, Delhi school kids told

With air quality deteriorating and schools re-opening Wednesday, many schools have moved the assembly indoors and are sending out health advisories to parents.

Delhi: At RK Puram unauthorised colony tagged affluent, residents say houses just 100 sq yards

On Wednesday, the central government cleared a proposal to regularise 1,728 unauthorised colonies in the city. These do not include the 69 “affluent” colonies

Out for poll duty, several Delhi govt school teachers miss class for nearly a month

A school in Trilokpuri has had 12 regular teachers deputed since September 23. Another has had 11 permanent and one guest teacher missing in action for the same duration.

Soon, mentorship project for teachers in Delhi civic body schools

According to the official, the primary focus of the programme is to enable personalised teaching. “The most basic thing is the way of teaching. We have a big learning gap in our primary schools and we need to be equipped to teach accordingly,” the official said.

A math problem: How Delhi government is trying to get students to learn this subject better

The 2019 board exam results were the start of a new experiment for the Delhi government. Having realised that mathematics was dragging the pass percentage down, schools and the education department have spent months trying to address the stumbling block. The Indian Express looks at how they’re going about it.

St Stephen’s teacher, mother found dead: ‘He was troubled by media coverage of stepfather’s suicide’

In a social media post, Stanley’s friend Rajiv Pereira also made similar allegations, referring to reports in two Malayalam news portals on October 15 and 18.

Delhi: Process begins to find which govt schools can be made co-ed

Last month, The Indian Express had reported that the Delhi government has set a timeline till July 2020 to convert boys’ and girls’ schools under it to co-educational ones “wherever it is possible”.

Sleeping on pavement on way home from Vaishno Devi trip, seven run over by bus

Udayvir Singh, 36, who lost five family members — his mother, wife, daughter, sister and niece — said they made the journey to Vaishno Devi for the ‘mundan’ ceremony of his three-year-old daughter Kalpana, the youngest casualty of the incident.

At idol immersion sites in Delhi, workers have their hands full so Yamuna stays clean

While many devotees returned satisfied, some felt there was scope for improvement.

On DTU campus, trees are cleared without being cut

The exercise is being carried out to clear out three different sites — adding up to between 5,000 and 6,000 square metres — for the construction of two new academic blocks, a men’s hostel and a women’s hostel on campus.

Book review: Locating 011

Sharp vignettes of Delhi’s past, but this smooth translation lacks a woman author’s perspective