Thursday, 6 October, 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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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.