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College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Trains, buses resume but students of JNU, DU, BHU, AMU are wary of going back home

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Medics collect swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in Kozhikode (representational image) | PTI

Authentic numbers are absent, Covid-19 crisis has exposed India’s data-ignorance

Dharavi Covid numbers can be correlated with the BCG vaccination programme but there has been no effort in India to analyse this data.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in New Delhi on 19 March

Kejriwal government releases Rs 18.75 crore for salaries of employees of 12 DU colleges

The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) said the grant released was 'inadequate' and that it will continue to pursue the matter.
Representational image of the Delhi University Arts Faculty | Photo: Commons

DU hasn’t paid for online journals and portals, can’t access them from home, say teachers

Teachers allege they are having trouble teaching or researching due to lack of resources. DU’s own online library hasn’t subscribed to important journals.
Delhi University

3 of 4 top posts vacant at DU, an Institution of Eminence, but V-C says doesn’t affect work

Members of the faculty and DU Executive Council say the vacancies are taking a toll on functioning, affecting a number of things from promotions to pensions. 
Representational image | A research assistant at the artificial heart development laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur | Photo: Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg

Johns Hopkins to Peking — Universities are at forefront of COVID-19 fight. But not in India

Look at the website of any top science and medicine college in India, and you won’t see coronavirus updates. DU wants students to wash hands, but taps run dry.
Representational image of the Delhi University Arts Faculty | Photo: Commons

School for climate change, hostels with shops — how DU plans to become Institute of Eminence

Delhi University, classified as an Institute of Eminence in 2019, has submitted a detailed outline of its upgrade plan to the HRD ministry.
Delhi University's Gargi College

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking CBI probe into Gargi college incident

Students of the all-women Gargi College were molested by a mob who had barged their way into the campus on 6 February during a cultural festival.
Delhi University's Gargi College

Delhi Police registers FIR in connection with alleged harassment case in Gargi College

Students of DU's Gargi College took to Instagram to share their experience during their college fest when a group of men gatecrashed the event and molested them.
Delhi University's Gargi College

Gargi College students allege harassment by ‘drunk’ outsiders at fest, call strike

Students have expressed anger at Gargi College acting principal's remark that she has received no complaints.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

144 armed forces veterans sign statement on China, highlight need to revamp intelligence

Statement also underlines ‘communication gap’ on India-China stand-off from the govt and the military, urges national policy and strategy on neighbours.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.