FYUP rollback not my personal loss: DU VC

NEW DELHI: Outgoing DU VC Dinesh Singh on Friday defended the Four Year Undergraduate Programme, saying its rollback was not his “personal loss” even as he maintained that, contrary to the popular notion, all approvals were obtained and views taken its introduction. “There is this impression that one fine day we woke up and decided Read More

Maharashtra refuses nod for extra divisions in colleges

MUMBAI: The state government is not interested in expanding higher education resources. This year, it has refused to grant permission to any public university interested in starting additional division in their affiliated colleges. An RTI application filed by activist Anil Galgali has revealed that the government turned down all applications for additional divisions. Put together, Read More

Danish anthropologist documenting Karam

KOLKATA: For the past 33 years, this scholar from Denmark, has been scouring the rugged and difficult landscapes of Jharkhand and Jangalmahal, in search of ancient Santhali traditions. Now when the Anthropological Survey of India has decided to document the Karam festival, one of the most primeval traditions of the Santhal tribe, they are depending Read More

2-year limit for backlog papers in UG, PG courses?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students across the country will now get a two-year grace period beyond the scheduled duration of their degree programmes to clear their backlog papers. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines to this effect to bring in uniformity over the grace period across universities. Universities and higher education institutions are expected Read More

JNU to get campus-wide Wi-Fi network soon

NEW DELHI: The Wi-Fi service, currently restricted to the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s academic complex, will soon be available throughout the campus, including the hostels and residences. The varsity had mooted the idea of a campus-wide Wi-Fi network way back in 2008 when it was decided to roll out the project in three phases. While the Read More

Girls in government schools in UP to get free sanitary pads

LUCKNOW: In a laudable move, the Uttar Pradesh government will soon provide free sanitary napkins to reduce the absenteeism of girls in schools during their periods, an official said, adding the move follows growing concerns over personal hygiene of girls attaining puberty. Nodal teachers will be appointed by the education department to distribute sanitary napkins Read More