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Common entrance test for DU, JNU, AMU & other universities could be a reality this year

Govt looking at conducting common entrance test for admission to universities in July-August period from this academic session onwards. It was to be launched in May, but Covid delayed it.

DU likely to start registration for UG admissions on 15 July

Officials said discussions will be held with the admission committee and the academic council to finalise the process of admission to undergraduate courses.
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DU to ‘adjust admission process’ after cancellation of CBSE Class 12 board exams

The university's acting VC P C Joshi emphasised that the university will not compromise on merit and suggested the Central Universities Common Entrance Test for admission.
Representational image: College students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File Photo

DU to go ahead with exams but offers second shot to those who miss them due to Covid 

DU students, led by the university’s student union (DUSU), have been demanding the cancellation of the final exams citing the pressure of the pandemic. 
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‘No exams please’: DU, JNU, AMU students want finals waived, cite Covid trauma & syllabus woes

Spate of Covid deaths & infections, disparity in online access to course material, disadvantage for specially-abled students — these are among the concerns raised by students.
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Bombay HC asks hospital not to discharge Bhima Koregaon accused Hany Babu till 1 June

The Bombay High Court Thursday sought a medical report on the DU professor's condition and treatment given to him. Babu tested positive for Covid earlier this month
Students appearing for the JEE Mains in Kolkata in September 2020 | File image: ANI

DU expects students to give exams amidst traumatic Covid crisis. It’s time they show empathy

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Delhi University postpones UG, PG final year exams for second time

The exams will now commence from 7 June. Earlier, they were deferred to 1 June from 15 May due to the spike in Covid cases across the country.
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Over 35 Delhi University teachers succumb to Covid in a month, DUTA says

DU Teachers’ Union said each college has seen at least three deaths and demanded jobs for the kin of the deceased, along with medical facilities for ad hoc teachers.
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DU losing academic talent to Covid. University must rope in Patel Chest Institute

Being a premier university, DU has a pandemic responsibility it is not fulfilling. It must rise to the occasion as academic institutions world over are doing.

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How Emergency made it to school textbooks during Congress raj

The preface in the NCERT book on political science said it was a “tribute to the maturity of Indian democracy”. I wince as I read that now.
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Moody’s cuts India’s growth forecast from previous estimate of 13.9% to 9.6% for 2021

Moody's said the second wave Covid infection hit India's economy in April, May and faster vaccination progress will be paramount in restricting economic losses to June quarter.

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India, US kick off two-day multi-domain wargame in Indian Ocean Region with eye on China

The US deployed its naval carrier strike group, led by the USS Ronald Reagan, and a fleet of F-18 fighter jets and E-2C Hawkeye all-weather aircraft for the exercise, officials said.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.