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JNU will now allow international students to enrol at its School of Engineering

School of Engineering, founded in 2018, will now have 15% supernumerary seats for foreign students, according to JNU’s Academic Council.
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Colleges could drop plan to conduct offline exams in July as Covid cases rise

UGC has approached its expert committee, asking it to rethink the idea of holding exams in July and come up with an alternative solution.
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JNU students with no internet will take exams when they return, rest appearing now: VC Kumar

In an interview to ThePrint, JNU vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar spoke about the university’s online mode of education, the arrests of students and 5 January violence.
Prof. Sonajharia Minz has been appointed V-C of Jharkhand's SKMU | Image: ThePrint Team

My teacher once asked how could I be good in Sanskrit: Tribal woman scholar who’s now a V-C

Sonajharia Minz, professor at Delhi’s JNU, has been appointed vice-chancellor of Sido Kanhu Murmu University in Dumka, Jharkhand.
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.
JNU professor Gobardhan Das

JNU prof says he was first to suggest BCG vaccine trials for Covid-19 but was ‘turned down’

Professor Gobardhan Das said he had emailed Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and the ICMR with the suggestion in March. Govt announced the trials in mid-April.
Sharjeel Imam. | Photo: Twitter/@Goutham09828240

SC seeks Delhi govt’s response on Sharjeel Imam’s plea for clubbing 5 FIRs

Sharjeel Imam's advocate referred to the recent case of Arnab Goswami in which the top court stayed multiple FIRs against him and sought similar relief for Imam.

Zee News on JNU’s mahabharat, Ravish unhappy with police’s Yamraj, Times Now Covid predictions

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Immunologist Dr Gobardhan Das. | Photo: Ujita Bhardwaj/ThePrint

A JNU lab is working on a revamped BCG vaccine with Covid-19 protein to fight pandemic

Immunologist Dr Gobardhan Das believes countries with mass BCG immunisation, like India, have a better chance at fighting the novel coronavirus.
The 'V.D. Savarkar Marg' signboard at the JNU campus has been changed to read 'B.R. Ambedkar Marg' | Photo: Aishe Ghosh | Twitter

‘Savarkar Marg’ triggers fresh row at JNU, students paint Ambedkar’s name on signboard

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and others circulate pictures with Ambedkar’s name painted over the signboard, but ABVP claims Jinnah poster was put up, then removed.

On Camera

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Modi-Shah aping divide and rule of Congress. Same fate awaits BJP

Modi and Shah are too powerful and can easily quell BJP’s internal fights. If factionalism persists in the party, it isn't despite the duo, but because of them.
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Why Ramdev’s Ruchi Soya shares jumped to Rs 1,535 from Rs 17 in 5 months & are now tanking

Since 29 June, stock has consistently fallen by 5% for 6 consecutive days, triggering lower circuit — levels where trading activity in a stock are suspended following a sharp fall in share prices.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.