Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicDelhi University

Topic: Delhi University

DU entrance test will add red tape to admissions, push underprivileged students back

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No more cut-offs, Delhi University to admit students based on entrance exams from next year

Whether DU will have its own entrance exams or adopt central govt's entrance test is yet to be decided. Panel also approved maternity leave for ad-hoc staff.

‘Want Delhi University to be more inclusive’: V-C pushes for entrance exams instead of cut-offs

States where boards are less lenient with grading miss out due to the high cut-offs, says Yogesh Singh; Executive Council to take final call on DU’s proposal.

DU’s exam fee collection doubles with Centre’s new portal ‘Samarth’

Earlier, several colleges would not entirely transfer the exam fees to the university as there was no effective mechanism to ensure checks and balances.

Entrance exam? Only 50% weight to Class 12 marks? DU could change UG admission rules in 2022

DU had last month constituted a panel to study admission data and see if there are any discrepancies in the admission process, and if they need to be corrected.

DU’s alarming cut-offs show Indian education needs to go beyond policy reforms

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Why Delhi University is first choice for students across India despite its 100% cut-offs

Delhi University is one of 40 central universities, 16 of which were set up in 2009. Its cut-offs routinely go over 100 per cent. 

UGC extends mandatory PhD requirement for assistant professor post till 1 July 2023

Delhi University Teachers’ Association welcomes the move, says the development comes as a big relief for adhoc teachers working in university departments.

‘Kerala students infiltrating DU, this is marks jihad’: Prof’s campaign sparks political row

Prof. Rakesh Pandey from DU's Kirori Mal College says there has been an 'infiltration of students from Kerala', calls it 'organised missionary-type development'.

7 Delhi University colleges declare 100% cut-off in 11 subjects

Among Delhi University's Arts and Commerce colleges, about 80 courses have a cut-off of 99 per cent or more.

On Camera

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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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