Cut funding to 28 DU colleges, Manish Sisodia tells finance department

The Delhi government Monday directed that disbursement of funds to 28 government-funded colleges in Delhi University be stopped. The move comes after the university failed to appoint governing bodies for the colleges, despite receiving 11 communications in the last 11 months as well as a warning. The governing body supervises and controls affairs of the college, and also handles its funds. It has members suggested by both the Delhi government and the university. Once constituted, it would give the Delhi government a say in the matters of the college through…

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SPPU comes to Mumbai University’s rescue, dedicates 50 teachers for paper assessments

As the University of Mumbai (MU) struggles with paper assessments, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has come to its rescue by dedicating a team of 50 professors to conduct assessments. Of the 477 examinations, the results of 340 courses were pending till July 30. In a desperate attempt to meet the deadline, MU officials had sent an appeal to the neighbouring universities. In case of SPPU, they had requested that at least 300 professors be put on the job. However, looking at the varsity’s own work pressure and admissions, about…

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DU admissions: NCWEB seventh cut off released

The Delhi University’s Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) on July 31 released seventh cut off list at du.ac.in. In a press release, the varsity has said, “Admissions will be done on 1 and 2nd August between 9.30  am and 1.30 pm at its respective teaching centres.” Among the colleges, the highest cut-off has been demanded by the Lakshmi Bai College for its BA programme (70 per cent) and at Satyawati College for B Com. Even in the  NCWEB had released its sixth cut-off list on July 26 in which Lakshmi Bai…

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IGNOU admissions 2017: Last date extended to apply for M Phil and Ph D programmes

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of admission for Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes of the university to August 3, 2017. IGNOU invites applications for the following programmes: M.Phil. in Chemistry and Geography, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, French, Gender and Development Studies, Geography, Geology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Physics, Theatre Arts, Statistics and Women’s Studies. For eligibility criteria and submission of online forms, interested candidates are requested to go through onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/entrancersunit/ The application fee will be accepted online via netbanking. The candidates can also pay via…

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About 28 Delhi University colleges to be audited over graft complaints: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday wrote to CAG demanding an audit of 28 Delhi University colleges, wholly or partially funded by the state government, after receiving complaints of corruption against them. The move comes a day after the Delhi government ordered a freeze on the funding of the 28 colleges following the varsity’s failure to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) for over 10 months. The Delhi University (DU) teachers, on the other hand, have written to Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, urging him to complete the GB formation process so…

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Panjab University Campus Election 2017

In a bid to ensure that they emerge victorious in the upcoming campus elections, the Punjab University Student Union (PUSU) has made special teams of leaders from each community who would be interacting with students in their mother tongue. Talking to Chandigarh Newsline, PUSU president Nishant Kaushal, said, “ We are just focusing on the sharing the achievements of our party among the new voters and for this purpose we have thought of interacting with the students in their mother tongue. As I belong to Himachal, so I would interact…

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MU results delay: Pressure builds on V-C Sanjay Deshmukh to tender resignation

Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh continued to face the heat Tuesday as demands for his resignation got louder after the University of Mumbai missed the July 31 deadline set by Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao for declaration of all final year results. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) joined the chorus of the Yuva Sena and the students’ wing of Nationalist Congress PartyTuesday, protesting against the delay in declaring results and seeking the V-C’s resignation. Education Minister Vinod Tawde has assured the ABVP that their demand would be conveyed to Rao. The…

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Mumbai University results to release by August 5: Chief Minister

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on August 1 that theresults of the Mumbai University (MU) will be out by August 5. The MU results were initially sloted to release on July 31, a deadline announced by the Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao earlier. Due to delay in declaring the results has stopped many students to apply in foreign universities. In the Assembly, the Shiv Senasought the removal of the MU Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh. “The work for assessing around 17 lakh papers is undertaken in one go, which could…

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IGNOU signs MoU with NHRC to develop and update human rights courses for police personnel

Students of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) can now look out for a new advanced programme on human rights for police personnel. The university signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to develop the new course and update the existing one. NHRC and IGNOU will jointly develop the programme to generate awareness among the judiciary, police personnel, public servants, parliamentarians, universities, colleges and common people. IGNOU admin registrar SK Sharma and NHRC joint secretary JS Kochher signed the MoU on Wednesday at INA, Delhi. Read | Schools’ syllabus…

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Ancient wisdom: Learn more about Chanakya, Vidur and Indian culture at Banaras Hindu University

Do you know what Chanakya Neeti is, or for that matter Vidur Neeti or sage Kamandak’s treatise on military techniques and warfare management? If not, enrol at Bharat Adhyayan Kendra (BAK) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi to learn more about ancient Indian streams of knowledge. BAK aims to promote Sanskrit as well as ‘sanskriti’ (culture) and will initiate professors and students into Chanakya Neeti, Vidur Neeti and Vedic sciences and other skills and techniques. The centre will invite students of various departments in batches to spread awareness about…

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