Sukrita Baruah

Articles By Sukrita Baruah

Off campus, on radar: Colleges away from North, South campuses beginning to see more diversity

DU has 61 constituent colleges, but North Campus colleges such as SRCC, Hindu, Miranda House and St Stephen’s College and South Campus institutions such as Sri Venkateswara, Jesus and Mary College and Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma remain top picks for students.

Scholarships will aid DU diversity, colleges need to boost infra

"Unfortunately, we are losing out on many high-achieving women students from outside Delhi because we do not have a women’s hostel," said Hansraj College principal Dr Rama.

Changing campus: In top colleges, majority of students from outside capital — More to DU than D

At Miranda House, of the 1,244 students admitted in 2018-2019, 291 were from Delhi, while 125 were from the South Indian states — the highest from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

Paharganj, once popular wholesale market, built on ridge flattened out by time

An early 19th Century Persian text, ‘Sair-ul-Manazil’ by Sangin Beg, which was recently translated by Nausheen Jaffery, draws a vibrant picture of Paharganj.

EWS students scramble for certificates to get into Delhi University

To avail the newly constituted 10% reservation under the EWS category — introduced following the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s mandate — applicants are required to produce an income and asset certificate at the time of admission.

Sport no longer recognised for sports quota: Women’s baseball takes a hit in DU, team from Lakshmibai most worried

While men’s baseball continues as a recognised sport under which DU aspirants can apply for admission under the 5% sports quota, women’s baseball was removed from the list this year.

As DU gets ready for 6,000 students, better infrastructure and teachers is need of the hour

For the first time in history, Delhi University will admit over 60,000 students. But does it have enough infrastructure and teachers to meet the challenge? The Indian Express visited four colleges -- Daulat Ram College, Aryabhatta College, Dyal Singh College, Sri Aurobindo College over the past week to find out

Delhi: Despite court order, bulldozers arrive again in Shakur Basti

Structures destroyed in last week’s eviction were made of tarpaulin, cloth sheets and sticks — the uncertainty of the last few years meant that the residents had not rebuilt pucca homes since 2015.

Student intake up 10% this year, DU doesn’t have enough hostel space

Nearly half of the varsity’s approximately 1.8 lakh strong student body comes from outside Delhi, and only a fraction are accommodated in hostels provided by the colleges or university.

Agri research institute shifted to Delhi: Behind Pusa Road name, link to 1934 Bihar earthquake

Today, those familiar with Pusa Road might know that it derives its name from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, popularly known as Pusa Institute. The institute had moved to its current Delhi address only in 1936.

DDA gave us only one plot of land in last four years to make school: Delhi education department

On Wednesday, The Indian Express had reported on the lack of a government school in Prem Nagar — an unauthorised colony in Outer Delhi with a population running into lakhs — as a result of which children have to make a difficult journey to schools, including walking across railway tracks.

Delhi: Closest govt school across railway tracks, kids in two neighbourhoods take a risk every morning

Last year, 400 children from the settlement had signed a petition to the Railways, initiated by the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF), requesting the setting up of a foot overbridge at the point where the children cross the tracks.

Delhi: At MCD schools, no guards during study hrs

Across all MCD schools, which have children studying from nursery to class V, the bolt of the front gate latched from inside is the only security measure during school hours.

In bitterly contested East Delhi seat, Gautam Gambhir leaves Atishi distant third

Atishi had been pitched as the face of the party’s East Delhi campaign 10 months ago, and she started campaigning even before the other parties fielded their candidates.

Soon, machines to collect waste from septic tanks, dump it at sewage plants

The board presently has registered 150 service providers who are disposing waste collected from septic tanks into sewage treatment plants as per existing norms.

Trying to fix education system, Srinagar looks at Delhi’s model schools

Also on the cards are introduction of happiness, entrepreneurship classes as well as smart classes to arrest absenteeism through ‘inclusiveness’.

Delhi: What it takes to make a road pedestrian friendly

Between March and May, Karol Bagh’s Ajmal Khan Road became ground zero for a project that hopes to put pedestrians first. The Indian Express looks at what it took to make the stretch vehicle-free, and whether similar plans will work in Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place.

CBSE Class X results: Most who got compartment failed in math

As per guidelines circulated to all government school heads, over the summer vacation months of May and June, remedial classes will take place regularly for those placed in compartment in subject-wise batches of up to 30 students across all schools.

From Delhi bastis, 50 youth take malnutrition campaign to politicians

Last year in August, the  group of 50 youth had spearheaded a campaign, Freedom from Malnutrition, in the city’s bastis, following the deaths of three sisters aged eight, six and two, in Mandawali. As per official reports, they died due to negligence and starvation.

Delhi: East Delhi hopes hospital promises become a reality

All parties have touched on better healthcare facilities but words ring hollow, say residents.