Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru University

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru University

The farce of university rankings and ‘liberal’ education in foreign countries

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

JNU cancels webinar on Kashmir over ‘objectionable, provocative’ subject

JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said the university cannot be a platform for "questionable" webinars and the matter is being inquired into.

Don’t run down JNU counter-terrorism course as ‘communal’. Indian engineers need it

Perpetrators of terrorism are sometimes ahead of their targets in the use of technology. This calls for greater coordination to put in place a collective solution.

‘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.

JNU to allow entry of 4th year PhD, MSc, MCA students in 5th, 6th phase of reopening

4th year PhD science students who need access to laboratories are allowed to enter JNU campus from Friday, while for MSc & MCA, the date will be 1 February.

‘Rename JNU after Swami Vivekananda’ — BJP’s CT Ravi proposes idea, party leaders join chorus

Call to rename JNU comes days after PM Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda on the university campus.

PM Modi unveils Swami Vivekananda statue on JNU campus

While unveiling the statue at JNU, which is considered a citadel of the Left, PM Modi said giving priority to one's ideology over national interest has harmed India's democratic system.

Former UGC chairman says move on final-year exams unfortunate, online mode will be biased

In a letter to the UGC chairman Dhirendra Pal Singh, former chairman Sukhadeo Thorat reiterates demands by students across the country to cancel final year exams.

23 days and counting: No FIRs in JNU violence even after 40 complaints by students, faculty

Main complainants include JNU professors Sucharita Sen and Shukla Sawant, and assistant professor Mohinder Singh. Complaints call attack ‘predetermined’.

Students mustn’t protest? Universities were world spaces till Germany brought in nationalism

Every time campuses such as JNU and Jamia erupt into protests, students are told to study not agitate. But can world ideas be fitted into a nationalist framework?

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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