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As DU turns 100, retelling stories from the archives

Centenary celebrations are not meant to just lay down goals for an institution’s continued march forward, but also to pause and reflect on the past 

DU may now have about 700,000 students, but in the early 1960s, the stress of having around 25,000 students was intense enough to propel it towards splitting into two separate universities. (RIshi Ballabh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2022 08:02 PM IST

What the Opposition can learn from the BJP

Organisational presence, dynamic recruitment policy, developmental narrative and the presence on the grassroots to connect the masses with the leadership is essence of success

With PM Modi being seen as the strongest leader of our times, it means that the issue of social empowerment is no longer the exclusive domains of the regional satraps. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 06:52 PM IST

In UP, why defections are a significant factor this election season

The ground realities of UP — India’s most-populous state with 80 Lok Sabha seats and 403 assembly seats — are not the same as Bengal

Over the past few weeks, senior BJP minister Swami Prasad Maurya and 13 other lawmakers have defected to the SP and its allies. (ANI)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 08:50 PM IST

DU’s absurd cutoffs reflect a systemic failure. Design better admission methods

For about 10 of the 94 courses in DU’s colleges, the cutoff in the first list this year was a perfect 100%.

It runs the risk of allowing only the entry of students from elite schools and well-to-do families (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 10, 2021 07:25 PM IST
ByChandrachur Singh

How Miranda House went from 33 students in 1948 to a top public HEI

Topping the charts is not an easy enterprise. However, Miranda’s rise proves that educational institutions can excel by motivating stakeholders to act in concert for setting and achieving goals of collective excellence

Miranda House, North Campus, New Delhi. (File photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 05:55 PM IST
ByChandrachur Singh and Hena Singh

An era of new-age school assessments

The need to put an alternative mechanism of assessment in place, robust enough to yield results both in normal times as well as in times of exigencies, is essential

Students of class 12 exit after appearing for CBSE's Board Exam, September 22, 2020 (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 07:35 AM IST
ByAmeeta M Wattal and Chandrachur Singh

The shifting nature of political alliances in the Bihar elections | Analysis

Will people of Bihar have the government of the collation which they will be voting for, or will alliances, which aren’t even visible at the moment, rule the roost?

The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) under Chirag Paswan remains in the NDA at the Centr,e but outside it in the state. He has made it clear that his only interest is defeating the JD(U).(PTI)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 07:26 PM IST
BySanjay Kumar and Chandrachur Singh

Covid-19: The five lessons of the Bhilwara model

Be alert, take hard decisions, ramp up health infra, use local representatives, restrict rights but only temporarily

Police officials patrol in Bhilwara, March 21, 2020(PTI)
Published on Apr 15, 2020 07:05 PM IST
ByChandrachur Singh

Light the lamp of innovation early

Delhi University is at the centre of a storm with its decision to go ahead with its four-year undergraduate programme. But this programme is the need of the hour and equips students with employable skills. Kavita Sharma and Chandrachur Singh write.

Updated on Jul 10, 2013 07:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKavita Sharma and Chandrachur Singh, New Delhi
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