Sukrita Baruah

Articles By Sukrita Baruah

Allotted 30 yrs ago, land for DU campus in Najafgarh houses just a boundary wall

The 34-acre plot was granted free of cost on a 99-year lease to DU by the Roshanpura Gram Sabha to establish quality education institutes for youngsters in the area. But the only thing constructed so far is a boundary wall.

Delhi: Autistic kid picked through draw of lots, school denies admission

Child rights body issues showcause to DPS Dwarka, says admit 6-year-old

In a first, suicide prevention helpline for LGBT community

The tele-counselling helpline operates from 10 am to 6 pm every day and is manned by Maira Khan, a trained counsellor.

Booked for report on Dalit family: Named journalists in FIR out of fear, says Bijnor woman

Following the news reports, the journalists now face charges of making assertions prejudicial to national integration and causing public nuisance, after a magisterial inquiry found the journalists guilty of spreading “false” and “negative” news.

Chosen for National Award: From J&K to Kerala, teachers who battled odds to help students learn

Teachers' Day Awards: For their innovative methods, the HRD Ministry has chosen 46 teachers for the National Award for Teachers which will be given away by President Ram Nath Kovind this Teachers’ Day.

Not caste, family income only criteria: Scholarship scheme expands to cover all

Students preparing for competitive exams can avail Rs 1 lakh

DUSU polls: To drum up support, ABVP looks at appointing classroom in-charges

The other two major players are the Left-affiliated All India Students’ Association and NSUI.

Life in DU: For Delhi govt school topper, college means learning, relearning

A month into college, Sana Niyaz, the Delhi government school topper in this year’s CBSE class XII examination, is picking up phrases in Malayalam and Assamese, and studying texts in Hindi and English.

How tryst with DUSU shaped Arun Jaitley’s politics

In 1973, the first direct elections to DUSU were held and all four seats were won by the ABVP — Jaitley, who had secured a seat in the Faculty of Law, became vice-president. The next year, Jaitley’s political journey in DU culminated in him being elected union president.

Savarkar, Bose, Bhagat Singh busts still up, ABVP distances itself from DUSU president

Proctor Neeta Sehgal stated that the university is deciding on what action can be taken against the union and its president Shakti Singh, who installed the pillar with the three busts without permission from university authorities.

Explained: How CBSE fee hike is different in Delhi and other states, why the protests

With the hike put in place this year, the fee has increased to Rs 1,500 for all students except SC and ST students of Delhi government schools, in whose case the fee has increased to Rs 1,200.

CBSE exam fee hike: Schools await clarity from Delhi govt

In June, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced the government would cover the complete examination fee for all students in its schools, who will appear for Class X and XII board exams. The matter resurfaced this month, when the CBSE hiked the fee to Rs 1,200 for SC/ST students and Rs 1,500 for the rest of the students of both grades in these schools.

A learning curve at Punjabi-medium school, last in Delhi

“It will become difficult for children when they complete studying here and move on to another school because there are no Punjabi-medium schools for them to go to. If they study only in Punjabi, they will struggle with studies in Hindi- or English-medium once they reach class VI,” said school head Dinesh Singh.

At DU North Campus, Savarkar, Bose, Bhagat Singh busts put up overnight

The pillar came up overnight and, by DUSU’s own admission, without permission from university authorities.

AIIMS Fire: Those in emergency ward asked to move to Safdarjung — but many wait

According to patients waiting outside, the line for the emergency section kept moving forward even after the smell of smoke began entering it around 4 pm.

AIIMS Fire: Doctors fear their research may be lost

AIIMS faculty members said they are hopeful their research work and other important documents are not lost in the incident.

Sisodia’s plan: Take Constitution to the classroom, revive values in daily life

As per the plan laid out for the programme, August will be dedicated to liberty, September to equality and November to fraternity.

Deshbhakti classes to ‘instil patriotism’ in Delhi students

“Gandhi ji had said that education should achieve three things in someone who has gone through school and college — they should be a good person, they should be able to sustain and provide for their family..., and the third thing is they should be a kattar deshbhakt (hardcore patriot),” Kejriwal said.

In Delhi and Gurgaon, memories of Kashmir mark Eid gatherings

Most of the 20-30 young people from J&K at the gathering were students or civil service aspirants. Meanwhile in Gurgaon, Kashmiri Pandits held an Eid gathering for Muslims from the Valley.

Delhi education board to expand online teacher training to more subjects, grades

Currently, SCERT provides topic- and lesson-specific training only for teachers of classes IX and X in mathematics, science and English, via a mobile app called ChalkLit, developed by NGO Million Sparks Foundation in 2016.