Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: DU

DU’s new FYUP won’t be like failed 2013 attempt, will be student-centric, says acting VC 

In an interview, DU Acting Vice-Chancellor P.C. Joshi says FYUP under NEP will allow flexibility for students, and also won’t pose a threat to teacher’s workload.

DU adds 4,000 seats this year, but colleges lack funds, infrastructure & faculty members

College principals say they are ready to add seats to implement EWS quota, but they are facing numerous challenges, including Covid.

IIT Delhi, DU, JNU, Jamia suspend classes, IIMs put off convocation as COVID-19 cases rise

With 74 COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country, five higher education institutions — JNU, DU, IIT, JMI and IP University — suspended classes till 31 March.

5 years after DU’s FYUP was scrapped, UGC recommends 4-year undergraduate course again

The University Grants Commission is pushing for increasing undergraduate courses by a year with a strong research component to ensure students are better prepared for post graduation.

DU cut-offs have shot up 16% points since 2009 as English, Political Science get popular

Anything between 82% and 87% was a good score in 2009 to get admission in some of Delhi University's top colleges, but now one needs 97-98%.

BJP govt doesn’t want my books because I talk of caste equality: OBC writer Kancha Ilaiah

Four of Kancha Ilaiah’s books were recommended to be dropped from DU’s political science syllabus, but the department decided to continue teaching them.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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.