DU admissions 2017: Varsity to release 8th and 9th cut off for reserved category

University of Delhi has announced the special drive for reserved/ quota applicant category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/CW/KM) including sports/ ECA for admissions to merit-based undergraduate programme. In this special drive, only those candidates would be considered for admission who are registered with Delhi University but are not admitted in any college irrespective of the category under any cut-off list. DU has said no fresh registrations shall be allowed in this special drive.  The varsity has said corrections related to category changes are allowed from UR to SC/ST/OBC /PWD /KM/CW subject to verification of…

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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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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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DU admission 2017: Fifth cut off released, LSR at 97.5 for BA Psychology

The University of Delhi released the fifth cut off list for admission of students to its various colleges from the academic term of 2017-18 on Monday. The highest cut off for the fifth list this year was at Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) with 97.5 per cent for the BA (honours) Psychology course. Hindu College followed with the second highest cut off for the fifth list at 97.25 for BA (honours) Economics while LSR had a cut off at 97 for BA (honours) Journalism. The lowest cut off for…

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Long Work Hours May Pose Heart Risk, Here Are 6 Foods Which Can Help Cut Down Stress

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal, comes as a wake-up call to all those who have been working extra hours at their workplace. As per the British study, spending long hours at work may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm — known as atrial fibrillation — as well as contribute to the development of stroke and heart failure, according to a study.   The study compared to people who worked a normal week of between 35-40 hours and those who worked 55 hours or…

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Delhi University colleges announce fifth cutoff, 10% seats left for those yet to make the cut

Delhi University colleges released the fifth cutoff list for admissions on Monday, which saw most sought-after colleges close admissions to popular course choices. With only about 10% of the seats still up for grabs, the cutoffs for the few seats that are still available at these colleges for the some of the more popular course choices has not dipped by more than a mark or two. COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS: Economics (Hons) has seen a dip of upto 3.5% points at Lakshmibai College, but is closed for admissions at most sought-after colleges such…

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Restless legs syndrome may cut sleep quality in pregnancy: Research

Pregnant women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) are more likely to have poor sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness and poor daytime function, researchers say. RLS is a condition characterised by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, typically in the evenings. The results showed that 36 per cent of women in their third trimester experienced RLS, and half of the women with RLS had moderate to severe symptoms, at least four times per week. “While we expected that RLS would be relatively common in pregnant women, we were surprised…

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Exercising as a child may help cut health risks of a high-fat diet in adulthood

Australian researchers have found that exercising as a child could potentially counteract the damage of a high-fat diet later in life. Carried out by a team from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, the animal study looked at the effect of different diets and exercise programs on rats’ bone health and metabolism, focusing on the activity of the genes in bone marrow. Rats were given either a high-fat diet and a wheel for extra exercise, a high-fat diet but no wheel, or a regular diet and no wheel. High-fat diets…

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50% fee cut in nursing, architecture studies in cluster varsities in J-K

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced a 50% fee cut for students in nursing and architecture courses in constituent colleges of cluster universities in the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu. The announcement was made by Education Minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari in Srinagar during a meeting to review the functioning of Cluster University Srinagar (CUS) and Cluster University Jammu (CUJ) and to discuss the action plan for the speedy growth and development of these varsities. The minister directed the officers concerned to cut down the existing annual fee…

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Yet Another Benefit of the Mediterranean Diet: It May Cut Cancer Risk by 86%

Consuming a Mediterranean diet – rich in fruits and fish – while decreasing the intake of soft drinks may help prevent the risk of developing colorectal cancer by nearly 86 per cent, suggests a new study. Colorectal cancer develops from intestinal polyps and has been linked to a low-fibre diet heavy on red meat, alcohol and high-calorie foods.   “We found that each one of these three choices was associated with a little more than 30 per cent reduced odds of a person having an advanced, pre-cancerous colorectal lesion, compared to people…

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