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Delhi University

85% DU students don’t want online open book exams, survey by teachers’ body finds

The DU Teachers' Association surveyed over 51,000 students from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to understand how well received the idea would be.
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.
Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) members hold placards and shout slogans during a protest outside DU Vice-Chancellor's office demanding rollback of Aug 28 circular which stops the appointment of ad-hoc teachers, in New Delhi on Wednesday. | ANI

Delhi University ad hoc teachers’ protest points to a deep rot in our undergraduate system

A university cannot achieve any sustainable excellence unless it has a strong undergraduate programme. And that needs good, stable teachers.
teachers in India

Teachers’ Day: Professors who teach to question are the first ones to go

As Narendra Modi felicitates teachers, we must pay attention to their fight for basic rights and respect.
File image of DUTA walking in protest | DUTA Press release

UGC’s graded autonomy for DU colleges gives primacy to management, not academics

The UGC scheme attempts to cut the colleges from the very umbilical cord, which has been providing them with the required buoyancy and vibrancy. In the scorching summer heat, the University of Delhi is on the boil again. Leading upfront is the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) which, after much deliberation, has given a clarion call to its members to boycott the marking and evaluation process. While there are many issues underlining the boycott call, the bone of contention in the extant case is a recent UGC proposal, which confers graded autonomy to some of the most coveted (nationally highly ranked) colleges. It is least surprising that if implemented, such a decision will surely alter the nature and the federal character of DU – one of India’s premier universities. The proponents of graded autonomy tend to argue that the scheme would not only liberate some of the most outstanding colleges of the country from...

On Camera

Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.