Fareeha Iftikhar is a Special Correspondent with the national political bureau of the Hindustan Times. She tracks the education ministry, and covers the beat at the national level for the newspaper. She also writes on issues related to gender, human rights and different policy matters.
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The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board said it was an ‘inadvertant error’.
It has been over six months since the centre was established at Delhi University’s North Campus to offer counselling to transgender students. No transgender student enrolled in a regular course this year.
According to Delhi Minority Commission chairperson, officials at several government schools said Urdu and Punjabi languages are not being taught there.
Even though the colleges across the Delhi University (DU) organised their individual programmes, the university administration also held a talk session by retired army officers and defence experts on the strike..
Since the Jawaharlal Nehru University does not have a women team, Sharma had been practising football with the boys’ team for the last one year.
Guidelines of the 7th Pay Commission makes it compulsory for teachers to have “very good” remark for their performance in the last five years to get hikes and promotions.
The day will mark the second anniversary of the Indian Army’s strike at terror pods across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) took the decision after door-to-door checks were reportedly conducted in their hostel rooms on pretext of looking for ‘outsiders’ late on Tuesday night.
Delhi Police, CRPF personnel guard all gates to ‘prevent the entry of outsiders’ on the campus.
Slogans and the sound of daflis and drums filled the air at 2pm inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday after it was announced that the United Left had swept all four seats
Competition is expected to be tough between United Left — consisting All India Students Association (AISA), Students Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students Federation (DSF) and All India Students Federation (AISF) — and ABVP.
Wednesday’s presidential debate saw national-level issues — cases of mob lynching, demonetisation, anti-national forces and the recent arrests of activists — being raised by the candidates instead of local campus related concerns.
The counting process, scheduled to begin at 8:30am, was delayed by more than one hour due some technical glitch in an EVM. The second hitch occurred around 11:20am, when the display of an EVM malfunctioned. The counting resumed after a gap of 50 minutes when a new display panel arrived.
The results from the Delhi University Student Union election were declared on Thursday night after counting of votes were suspended for a short while. Ankiv Baisoya won the president’s post.
Updated on Sep 13, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar and Vatsala Shrangi
Affordable accommodation and transportation, a violence-free campus, ‘Institution of Eminence’ status for their university and women security were major issues on which students voted in Wednesday’s the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections.
In morning shift colleges and departments, the turnout was 43.8 %, slightly higher than last year’s overall polling of 43%.Counting will begin at 8 am on Thursday and results will be declared by the afternoon. Delhi University has not touched the 50% mark in the last six years.
Admissions to research courses were delayed by one-and-a-half months following protests over a new norm that made it mandatory for candidates to score 50% marks — for both general and reserved candidates — in the entrance exam to be qualified for the interview.
North MCD acknowledged that the schools were faced with a shortage of teachers, but said steps were being taken to address the issue.
The renowned sociologist’s book was allegedly dropped from the department’s reading list last year after some members of the rightwing teachers’ group, National Democratic Teachers’ Front, objected to its content.
Even in the past, a few books and essays were dropped from the reading lists of the university’s history and the sociology departments after objections from a section of academic council.
Thousands of farmers and workers took out a protest march in the national capital Wednesday demanding remunerative prices for farm produce as per the Swaminathan Committee recommendations
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 03:42 AM IST
New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar and Soumya Pillai
The Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students ‘Association (BAPSA) was established in 2014 by members of the United Dalit Students’ Forum (UDSF), to practice Ambedkarite politics on campus.
Seventeen months ago, a Sarvodaya school in Rohini was hailed as example for all other government schools, but today it has fallen behind.
Several departments are yet to restructure and submit their syllabi despite the academic session starting two months ago.
Student leaders in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University (DU) are busy strategising ahead of the prestige battles for control of the unions. New alliances are being formed, and issues beyond campus politics are finding a place in manifestos.
The Delhi high court, while hearing a contempt petition filed by some JNU students on August 9, had asked the varsity to avoid enforcing the rule in any form.
The MoU —to be signed between the varsity, the MHRD and the UGC — was first sent to the DU and other educational institutions in October last year.