Mumbai University

  • CJ Show: Prof Neeraj Hatekar speaks out on his suspension from MU February 2, 2014

    An economics professor at Mumbai University, Neeraj Hatekar was earlier sacked from his duties after he had to gone to press to highlight the alleged irregularities in the university. He was later reinstated following protests from student community there. He picks up the CJ mike to share his story with...
  • The CJ Show Teaser February 1, 2014

    Coming up on the Citizen Journalist show: A victim of racial abuse turns CJ to narrate his ordeal, Mumbai University professor who took classes on street following his termination shares his experiences and a CJ impact story. Watch the show on Saturday at 9:30 PM. ...
  • Mumbai University: Prof Hatekar re-instated; to face dept inquiry January 19, 2014

    Mumbai University has reinstated an economics professor, who was suspended by the Vice Chancellor for holding a press conference to criticise the functioning of the educational institution. A statement from the university on Sunday said the suspension of professor Neeraj Hatekar has been revoked considering public demand and students' welfare. A one-member...
  • Governor asks Mumbai University VC to resolve Prof Hatekar issue at the earliest January 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor today asked Mumbai University Vice Chancellor to resolve the issue arising due to suspension of economics Professor Neeraj Hatekar at the earliest, in an "amicable manner". Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar was asked to follow due procedure and resolve the issue in the larger interest of students and the...
  • AAP students wing protests against Mumbai Univ professor's suspension January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Aam Aadmi Party students wing on Thursday held protest outside the Maharashtra Raj Bhavan to protest the suspension of Mumbai University professor Neeraj Hatekar. The AAP protestors were detained up by police and prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been imposed in the area. Professor Hatekar was suspended by Mumbai...
  • Mumbai University students protest over professor's suspension January 8, 2014

    Students of Mumbai University protested on Wednesday in the wake of the suspension of professor Neeraj Hatekarwas. There have been reports that he faced the axe for speaking out against alleged irregularities by the management. Professor Neeraj Hatekar was suspended by Mumbai University's Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Saturday after...
  • Heartened by the support: Suspended Mumbai University Professor January 8, 2014

    Mumbai University Professor Neeraj Hatekar was suspended for speaking out against alleged irregularities. There have been protests at the Mumbai University campus. The Aam Aadmi Party in Mumbai too has reportedly joined the demonstration that is being held by students at Mumbai University's Kalina campus. ...
  • Protests in Mumbai University over professor's suspension, AAP joins in January 8, 2014

    Mumbai: There have been protests at the Mumbai University campus after Professor Neeraj Hatekar was suspended for speaking out against alleged irregularities. The Aam Aadmi Party in Mumbai too has reportedly joined the demonstration that is being held by students at Mumbai University's Kalina campus. Professor Hatekar was suspended by Mumbai...
  • Mumbai University professors arrested for molestation December 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Friday arrested two professors of Mumbai University for allegedly molesting three staff members of the varsity, an official said. The arrested are head of the physical training department Bapu Chougule, 57, and assistant professor Nilesh Lohar, 39. They had sought anticipatory bail in a Mumbai sessions...
  • 6 detained in Mumbai varsity exams paper leak case June 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Six people, including two Mumbai University employees, were detained in connection with the leak of engineering exam question papers, police said in Mumbai on Tuesday. "We have detained six people. Among those detained include two university employees and some students," a crime branch official said. The crime branch has questioned over...
  • Three professors suspended, college fined Rs 1 lakh April 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Following the leak of a TYBCom paper, a three-member committee was set up and their findings were released on Sunday. Three professors have been suspended and the college has been fined Rs 1 lakh following the probe. On March 27, when students came to appear for their Business Economics examination...
  • A Kotecha contributes towards India's universities November 23, 2011

    Just inside the office of Pashmina Realty in Worli, there's an entire wall covered by a poster of LIFE, an NGO (non-governmental organisation) whose Mumbai chapter focusses mainly on health, education and low-cost housing under the Asit Kotecha Foundation. The poster is full of slogans written by Pashmina employees who...
  • Michelle danced with disadvantaged Mumbai kids November 6, 2010

    Mumbai: Michelle Obama played hopscotch, danced and sang with 33 disadvantaged children from the Indian charity Make a Difference on Saturday at the University of Mumbai. Almost immediately after arriving at the University's library, she kicked off her flats and joined in a game of vocabulary-building hopscotch with the 8- to...
  • Rohinton Mistry book controversy: Should books be banned? October 21, 2010

    On 'Face The Nation', Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if it is okay to ban books in the light of controversy surrounding Rohinton Mistry's book 'Such A Long Journey'. ...
  • Maharashtra CM backs banning of Mistry's book October 20, 2010

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra chief minister has backed Mumbai University's decision to drop Rohinton Mistry's novel Such a Long Journey from its syllabus. This book was dropped mid term, almost immediately after the Shiv Sena protested saying the book contained objectionable remarks about their party. And while the author has slammed...
  • Book dropped: Mistry flays Mumbai varsity October 19, 2010

    Mumbai: Indian-born Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry on Monday voiced dismay over Mumbai University providing "deluxe service via express delivery" in quickly dropping his Booker prize-nominated book 'Such A Long Journey' from college syllabus following a demand by the Shiv Sena. "A political party demanded change in syllabus and Mumbai University provided...
  • Mumbai book row: literature falls prey to politics October 6, 2010

    Mumbai: Another Thackeray enters politics with a controversy - 20-year-old Aditya Thackeray, grandson of Balasaheb Thackeray forges ahead the legacy of his political leanings after forcing the Mumbai university to drop Rohinton Mistry's book from the syllabus. He is in the centre of controversy for forcing the University of Mumbai...
  • Now Shiv Sena locks horn with Mumbai University October 5, 2010

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has now forced the Mumbai University to drop Rohinton Mistry's Booker nominated novel 'Such a Long Journey' from the Bachelor of Arts (BA) second year course. But the teachers are worried that the university by buckling down to the Sena's threats has set a bad precedent....
  • Maharashtra gov summons MNS chief over university row January 30, 2009

    Mumbai: Maharashtra governor SC Jamir has summoned MNS leader Raj Thackeray to discuss the Mumbai University ransacking. The summons comes a day after Jamir visited the university premises to take stock of the damage. MNS activists had ransacked the prestigious Mumbai University over the issue of Marathi being an optional subject...
  • MNS does it again, now attacks Mumbai University January 27, 2009

    Mumbai: Broken glass litters the Mumbai University Campus, after MNS activists went on rampage over a perceived injustice to the Marathi language. The MNS is hit by the University's decision to make Marathi an elective subject in its Social Sciences course. Activists hurled cola bottles at the building and vandalised the...
  • Mumbai's rowdies: MNS men on rampage | Sena MP held January 27, 2009

    Mumbai: A group of suspected Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists attacked an office of the Mumbai University on Tuesday morning, police said. "A group of men who seemed to be MNS workers barged into an office of the University in South Mumbai and broke the window glasses," Additional Commissioner of Police...
  • Mumbai University to train students to tackle terror December 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Universities in Maharashtra now plan to teach students how to deal with terrorism. The scheme is a brainchild of the state governor and university vice-chancellors are coming up with a plan of action. At the behest of the Maharashtra governor, the vice chancellors of various universities in the state have...
  • Mumbai University is buzzing on the airwaves March 2, 2008

    Mumbai: Students of Mumbai University have found their voice on the airwaves, and to be precise on 107.8. Friendly banter from R J Pankaj is what you get when you tune in to this community radio station launched by President Pratibha Patil, an alumnus of the Mumbai University. It's a small...
  • Tune into Mumbai Univ's radio station June 17, 2007

    Mumbai: Private radio stations are already big a hit in the city but students of Mumbai University claim they are not far behind. Students of this university can now tune in to their own community radio station. Known as 107.8 Radio Must, students claim this community radio will be different...