Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicBanaras Hindu University

Topic: Banaras Hindu University

IIT Gandhinagar director Sudhir Jain appointed new vice-chancellor of BHU

A Padma Shri awardee, Prof. Jain succeeds Prof. V.K. Shukla. Jain will hold the office for a period of three years from the day he assumes charge, according to the rules.

No, Nita Ambani isn’t joining Banaras Hindu University as a visiting professor

Banaras Hindu University says there’s been ‘no decision or proposal’ to invite Nita Ambani to be a visiting faculty member for women’s studies.

Common entrance test for college ruled out, DU, AMU, BHU will have to continue own admissions

Plan to hold single entrance examination for all higher education institutions was suggested to UGC by an expert committee.

BHU Muslim professor, who faced student protests, quits Sanskrit dept & joins Arts faculty

Students from the RSS-affiliated ABVP held protests in November against the appointment of Feroz Khan to BHU's Sanskrit department, citing his religion.

BHU Sanskrit department reopens as row over Muslim professor subsides

The student's union run by RSS-affiliated ABVP had protested against the appointment of assistant professor Feroze Khan on the grounds that a Muslim cannot teach Sanskrit.

BHU student shot dead on campus, four held for questioning

The deceased, Gaurav Singh, was suspended from BHU for his alleged role in violence on campus in 2017.

How to be a good Indian wife, an IIT-incubated startup teaches

Called ‘Daughters’ Pride — Beti Mera Abhimaan’, the course is the brainchild of a startup based out of IIT-Banaras Hindu University.

Instead of talking so much, act with sensitivity: ABVP organising secy to BHU

ABVP’s top man Sunil Ambekar says BHU incident is “not such a big thing”, it is being “over-politicised” and “stretched out unnecessarily”.

A first-person history of the humiliation of female students at BHU

Whenever women students protested in the past, the administration has nipped it in the bud by threatening expulsion and suspension.

Campus violence: Student handpicked by BHU contradicts ‘official version’

Women students from BHU describe how they were ruthlessly ‘trampled and shoved’ during the 23 September protest, where the police lathi-charged them.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.