Kainat Sarfaraz covers education for Hindustan Times in Delhi. She also takes keen interest in reading and writing on the intersections of gender and other identities.
Articles by Kainat Sarfaraz
‘Will return after repeal process goes through in Parliament’
Several protesters said that the events of the past year fuelled anger and mistrust against the Centre and BJP.
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 10:00 AM IST
Delhi schools prohibit some activities, attendance drops
Attendance has begun falling amid growing concerns that the worsening air quality can impact the health of children, the administrators of several schools have said, barely a fortnight after children began in-person learning after a gap of over one-and-a-half years
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 06:27 AM IST
Most schools plan to reopen on November 8, after Diwali break
Most stakeholders said arranging transport and continuing with blended learning will be huge challenges for schools as well as ensuring that students from primary classes follow Covid appropriate behaviour at all times
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 11:30 PM IST
Closure of educational institutes hits PG owners in DU’s north campus area hard
Since there are less than 4,000 beds available for undergraduate students in different college and university hostels, most outstation students end up staying in PGs or sharing rented accommodation with other students
Published on Oct 19, 2021 11:35 PM IST
Delhi schools gear up for two-part CBSE Board exams to start next month
The CBSE — the largest education board in the country in terms of the number of students enrolled and schools affiliated— on Thursday said the full schedule of the Term 1 exams, to be held in November and December, will be announced on October 18
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 02:03 AM IST
Finding hostel room will prove a challenge for new DU students
With admissions to Delhi University colleges currently underway, finding a place in the college hostels is likely to become more difficult and financially challenging as several colleges are considering converting their rooms into single occupancy in order to adhere with Covid-19 protocols
Published on Oct 14, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Covid, NEP created a world of blended learning in Delhi’s schools. Will it last?
Taking lessons from the pandemic, NEP policy advocated for preparing schools “with alternative modes of quality education” to prepare schools across the country for any situation similar to the pandemic
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 11:40 AM IST
100% threshhold eases in 7 courses as DU releases 2nd cut-off list for admission
While three courses have closed for admissions, the remaining courses with 100% cut-off have seen a marginal drop, ranging from 0.25 to 1.50 percentage points, except for Ramjas College, which has continued with the 100% cut-off in Political Science in the second list as well
Updated on Oct 10, 2021 04:51 AM IST
New DU V-C takes charge, says will focus on infra, recruitment
Multiple protests by several student groups broke out on the DU campus against the high cutoff marks for undergraduate courses and also against the controversial remarks made by DU’s Kirori Mal College professor Rakesh Pandey
Updated on Oct 09, 2021 05:47 AM IST
BySadia Akhtar and Kainat Sarfaraz
With teachers out on Covid duty, Delhi’s public schools flag staff shortage
Hundreds of Delhi government school teachers are currently working with district administrations in various capacities —at the airport, in vaccination centres at hospitals, as well as cracking down on Covid-norm violations across the city
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 03:01 AM IST
Kerala students not being admitted on flimsy grounds: SFI
“DU is bound to admit students satisfying all the eligibility criteria, it is a matter of shame that applicants are being discriminated against based on their board,” SFI said in a statement.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 04:28 AM IST
100% cutoffs no bar: Top DU colleges stare at ‘over admissions’
According to official data shared by DU with the colleges, around 4,500 students in the humanities scored 100% in Class 12 this year
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 01:50 AM IST
100% cut-offs: DU principals say it will help cut over admissions
The Delhi University (DU) announced its first cut-off list on Friday. At least eight colleges declared 100% cut-off in eleven courses such as Political Science, Computer Science, and BCom.
Updated on Oct 02, 2021 10:39 PM IST
100% cutoffs the new normal for Delhi University?
Last year, Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College had announced 100% cut-off for three courses – political science, economics, and psychology. All three were among the most sought-after courses in DU.
Updated on Oct 02, 2021 05:35 AM IST
8 DU colleges announce 100% cut-off in 11 subjects
Eight Delhi University colleges on Friday announced 100% marks as the eligibility criteria for admission into 11 graduation programmes, a record for the number of courses that require a perfect score for a college seat
Published on Oct 02, 2021 12:16 AM IST
ByKainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi:
Delhi University cut-offs may go higher this year, say college principals
Around 220,000 students scored 90% and above marks in the CBSE Class 12 results this year and 70,000 of them scored around 95% or more. Miranda House principal Bijayalaxmi Nanda said the jump in cut-offs for students in the general category will be higher than for those in the reserved ones
Published on Sep 30, 2021 11:48 PM IST
Delhi: Schools for junior classes may reopen, modalities to be decided after Dussehra
The National Progressive Schools Conference, which comprises top schools in Delhi, said it plans to resume in-person learning for classes 6 to 8 in November
Updated on Sep 29, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Delhi: Social, civic responsibilities in focus in deshbhakti class
Under the Deshbhakti curriculum, Delhi government school teachers will work from Wednesday on instilling a sense of patriotism among students
Updated on Sep 29, 2021 12:08 AM IST
Over 2k children begin classes at schools of specialised excellence in Delhi
SoSEs offer specialised education to students of classes 9 to 12 in four domains — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); humanities; performing and visual arts; and “high-end 21st-century skills”
Updated on Sep 28, 2021 03:20 AM IST
BySadia Akhtar and Kainat Sarfaraz
Bharat Bandh: Thin crowd at farmer protest sites in Delhi
The Bharat Bandh call, given by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a collective of farmer unions, to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws, severely hit vehicular traffic movement in Delhi and NCR
Updated on Sep 28, 2021 12:09 AM IST
DU cutoffs schedule for UG admissions 2021 released, first cut-off on Oct 1
DU UG admissions 2021-22: Ahead of the first cut-off for over 70,000 UG seats set to be announced on Friday, Delhi University (DU) has announced schedule for the subsequent cut-offs, which will continue till November.
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 10:11 PM IST
Waive exam fees for kids in classes 10, 12 : Govt to CBSE
In a letter to CBSE on Thursday, Director of Education Udit Prakash Rai requested the board to waive off the examination fee of all the students of classes 10 and 12 studying in all the government, government-aided, patrachar vidyalaya, New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi Cantonment Board and Department of Social Welfare schools, for the current academic session 2021-22
Updated on Sep 26, 2021 12:38 AM IST
At Delhi govt school principals’ meet, focus on ways to improve blended learning
The discussions have been organised as a part of the monthly cluster leadership development programme for government school principals by the State Council of Educational Research and Training.
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 05:36 AM IST
UPSC: At least 5 among top 20 are DU graduates, credit varsity for their success
The toppers are from among 4.82 lakh aspirants who took the prelims this year and are among the 761 candidates who have been recommended by the commission for appointment to various administrative services.
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 02:49 AM IST
Delhi govt to implement deshbhakti curriculum in schools from September 28
There will be one Deshbhakti period every day for students in nursery to Class 8, and two classes per week -- not on consequent days -- for senior students of classes 9 to 12
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 05:38 AM IST
DoE to hold orientation session for teachers to prepare them for Virtual School
The virtual school is one of the flagship projects of the Delhi government which aims to facilitate easy learning for students who want to benefit from the “Delhi model of education
Published on Sep 22, 2021 11:06 PM IST
CBSE announces board exam fee exemption for students who lost their parents during Covid pandemic
The board also asked CBSE-affiliated schools to submit the details of such students after verifying the cases. CBSE, in an order, said as a special measure for academic session 2021-22, has decided that neither the examination fees nor the registration fees will be charged by the board from the students who have lost both parents, or surviving parent due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Published on Sep 22, 2021 12:32 AM IST
Govt outlines business ideas plan for students in Delhi public schools, part of Entrepreneuship Mindset Curriculum
On Thursday, the state education directorate issued directives for teachers and principals on implementing the programme in the city’s public schools for higher secondary students
Published on Sep 20, 2021 12:19 AM IST
Harsimrat, Sukhbir among 14 detained as SAD marches against farm laws in Delhi
Police said nearly 1,500 protesters under SAD’s banner gathered at Rakab Ganj to begin their protest march in the morning.
Updated on Sep 18, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Delhi University prepares for phased reopening for final-year UG and PG students
While not all DU colleges will resume in-person classes right away, many principals are expecting students to come to access library reading rooms and meet teachers.
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 03:21 AM IST