Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicDelhi University

Topic: Delhi University

DU professor booked for post on Gyanvapi ‘Shivling’, seeks AK-56 licence from PM after ‘threats’

Ratan Lal has been booked under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race) & 295-A (acts intended to outrage religious feelings).

Delhi University at 100: Staging ground of history, scholarly success & coffee-shop romances

Delhi University marks its centenary in May 2022. One of 40 central universities, DU is a big draw for students from across India & is counted as one of its premier institutions.

‘Diluted’ degrees, learning loss, worse job prospects — why DU teachers’ body is against FYUP

In a letter to UGC, Democratic Teachers’ Front, an organisation of DU educators, argues that Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) could set both students and teachers back.

UGC’s undergrad programme draft plagiarised from US universities, alleges DU teachers’ body

UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar clarified that content uploaded on the website was not the final version but a draft and said credit would be given where due.

Common entrance test addresses the high cut-off question but also raises many new questions

Experts say the way we design our tests allows the coaching industry to thrive, this has happened in the case of NEET, JEE and other entrance exams.

40% in Class 12, then common test with choice of 17 domain subjects — new DU entrance criteria

So far, admissions to Delhi University colleges were mostly based on board exam percentages. New parameters will continue to allow aspirants freedom to switch streams.

Ireland ‘exploring’ tie-up with DU to build bridges in higher education, research collaboration

Conor Fahy of govt agency Enterprise Ireland says such collaboration can ‘deepen FDI’. DU V-C Yogesh Singh says MoU with Irish varsities likely by end of 2022.

Delhi University to allow former students a chance to complete their final exams, obtain degrees

In reply to a question at the Lok Sabha, MoS for Education Subhas Sarkar also informed that the university has decided to conduct examinations twice during the centenary year.

Lack of resources and preparedness—Why reopening colleges is a reckless decision

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

Delhi University opens doors for physical classes after nearly 2 years

Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station witnessed long queues as students arrived in North Campus. The current batch of 1st year and 2nd year students entered colleges for the first time.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.