NEW DELHI: Delhi University's undergraduate admission registration will begin on April 15 and end on May 7. For the first time ever, DU's admission portal will be reopened for two weeks on May 20 for students to update their marks and course. Chairman of the admission committee, who is also the dean of students' welfare, Rajeev Gupta, announced the tentative schedule on Friday. The registration process for DU's undergraduate admission is starting early this year as compared to last year, when the process began in May. With the reopening of the admission portal on May 20, students will get a chance to correct their application form in case of any mistake. This has been a long-standing demand of students and the university had previously received several complaints regarding the issue. Delhi University conducts admissions for over 56,000 seats in 63 colleges affiliated to it. With DU implementing the EWS quota, more seats are expected to be added this year. The sports and … [Read more...] about Delhi University admission window to open on April 15
NEW DELHI: The HRD Ministry has appointed Delhi University professor Bidyut Chakraborty as the vice chancellor of Visva-Bharati, official sources said Monday, in a move that could mark an end to troubles on the central university campus in West Bengal 's Santiniketan since 2016. Chakraborty was embroiled in a sexual harassment row in 2007, which is believed to have impacted his prospects of being considered for the top post at Delhi University. However, he was exonerated of the charges later. The university, set up by Rabindranath Tagore , has been running without a permanent head since 2016 when then Vice Chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta was sacked on ground of irregularities by then HRD Minister Smriti Irani . "The President has given his approval for Bidyut Chakraborty's appointment. An official order will be issued soon," a source said. President Ram Nath Kovind had earlier scrapped a panel of names proposed for the post by the Prakash Javadekar-led HRD Ministry. A … [Read more...] about Delhi University professor Bidyut Chakraborty appointed Visva-Bharati VC
NEW DELHI: The National Law University-Delhi (NLU-D) has drawn ire by its decision to double the seats for its Master of Laws (LL.M.) course, after the entrance exam was conducted and results were only days away from being announced, raising suspicions of an attempt to bring in students by the back door. Lawyer Mohit Gupta, who has filed an RTI querry asking for the minutes of the meetings that led to the decision to hike the number of seats, felt this may have been done to benefit only a few students. "What will be its (university's) course of action if it is approached by a large number of students in the next academic year demanding an increase," he asked. The NLU-D had originally announced 40 seats (including five for foreign students) for the 2018 course, but after more than a month of the entrance exam, notified that the number of seats had been raised to 80. The entrance exam was held on May 6 while the notification announcing the increase in seats was issued on June 27 -- … [Read more...] about National Law University-Delhi increases seats after entrance exam, students cry foul
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet is likely to take up on Wednesday an ordinance to restore institution-based quotas for SC/STs and OBCs in appointment of teachers in universities and colleges. The ordinance will override the Allahabad HC ruling of last year striking down a UGC circular prescribing institution-wise quotas. In line with the HC ruling, UGC, in a fresh order in March 2018, had issued new clauses that ordered a department-wise roster system for all levels of teachers. The commission asked the universities and colleges to prepare a fresh roster within a month to implement the new quota system for faculty appointments. The department-wise formula caused considerable resentment as it was seen to sharply reduce the intake of reserved category teachers as against treating all appointments in a university as a whole. There were instances where a limited number of posts in a particular department eliminated reservations for SCs and STs on a numerical basis. Ordinance will help fill … [Read more...] about Ordinance to override HC order on quotas in universities?
NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) student wing will fight the upcoming elections of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) with an aim to bring about a positive change in student politics of the university, Labour Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday. He was invited as the Chief Guest at a programme organised by the Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYCC) of the AAP in Shankarlal Hall of the Delhi University. Speaking to students on the "Talk of the country" programme, Rai said the country needs positive politics in the present times as all major revolutions in this country have been started by the students and the youth. "Once again, the country needs the cooperation of students and youth. In view of this, AAP has decided that its student wing will register their participation in the upcoming elections of the DUSU and give a positive direction to Delhi's student politics," he said. The AAP leader requested the students to come forward for bringing about positive changes in … [Read more...] about AAP student arm to fight Delhi University students election