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  • Left-backed AISA sweeps JNUSU elections, wins all four posts 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Left-backed All India Students Association (AISA) swept Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections as won all 4 posts on Sunday. More than 54 per cent students exercised their franchise in the students' union polls of JNU, where women's safety and hostel facilities surfaced as the key issues. While...
  • ABVP trumps NSUI in Delhi University elections Yesterday

    Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, BJP's students wing swept the Delhi University elections by winning all the four crucial posts of President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint Secretary. ...
  • Complete accreditation process, HRD ministry asks Central universities Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ignoring opposition from some quarters, HRD Ministry has asked all central universities to complete their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation as per UGC regulations. "UGC will take up the matter with NAAC for opening the Regional Centers to expedite the process of accreditation," said a government statement...
  • Prevent sexual harassment, Irani tells vice chancellors Yesterday

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday exhorted all vice chancellors (VCs) of central universities to ensure prevention of sexual harassment. Irani said this at a two-day retreat of vice chancellors of central universities in Chandigarh Sep 12-13. "The minister exhorted all VCs to ensure prevention of sexual...
  • ABVP wins all 4 seats in DUSU elections Yesterday

    Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarti Parishad (ABVP) won all four seats in Delhi University Student Union elections on Saturday. Mohit Nagar won the president post, Pravesh Malik - vice president, Ameet Sidhu - secretary and Ashutosh Mathur - joint secretary. Nagar said, "This result is a victory for all the University students...
  • Scientists capture the sound of an atom, open a new door into the quantum world Yesterday

    London: For the first time, scientists have used sound to 'talk' to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics that sees sound waves take on the role of light. The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied extensively in the field of quantum...
  • DUSU polls witness Modi wave, BJP-affiliated ABVP wins all 4 seats Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi wave was witnessed in the Delhi University Student Union polls as the Bharatiya Janata Party affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarti Parishad (ABVP) won all four seats on Saturday. Mohit Nagar won the president post, Pravesh Malik - vice president, Ameet Sidhu - secretary and Ashutosh Mathur -...
  • UP to include cycling tracks in future town planning 2 days ago

    Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include cycling tracks while planning new towns in the future, a senior government official said. Cycle tracks will be developed in the state, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Sanjiv Saran said. Cycling is pollution free, it improves health and is...
  • DUSU polls: Sunny day but similar manifestos keep voters away 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the four student bodies campaigned intensively ahead of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls on Friday, it wasn't enough to attract a vast majority of the almost 1 lakh eligible voters of the university to the ballot boxes. The voting to elect the representatives of...
  • Polling for student body elections in DU and JNU underway 2 days ago

    Student body elections are being held in Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. The results will be announced on Saturday. ...
  • Visva Bharati molestation case: Victim quits university 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The student who was allegedly molested in the Visva Bharati University has decided to quit the university. She is currently completing exit formalities. The victim's father had lodged a complaint with the Birbhum Police. She was allegedly sexually harassed by her seniors. The victim's father had also accused the police and...
  • DU, JNU go to polls, results to be announced on Saturday 2 days ago

    New Delhi: It is a big day for the student unions as elections in Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are being held on Friday. The results of the student union polls will be announced on Saturday. In a different pattern that seems to be emerging in the elections,...
  • Tripathi Hindi Bhavan to come up in Mumbai University 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The stone laying ceremony of Dr Rammanohar Tripathi Hindi Bhavan and Dr Zakir Hussain Urdu Ghar was held at University of Mumbai. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane and Minorities Minister Arif Naseem Khan laid the foundation of the twin buildings on the university's Kalina campus on Monday. The district...
  • HC notice to college, Maharashtra government on issue of 'cheated' law students 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday issued notices to Maharashtra government, Chairman of a Law College in the city and the University of Mumbai on a PIL highlighting the plight of 60 students who had been granted admission but cannot appear for examination this year. The PIL filed by Ketan...
  • West Bengal: Visva Bharti denies allegations in harassment case 5 days ago

    Santiniketan: A day after filing of a police complaint by the father of a girl student of the Visva Bharati, who was allegedly molested and sexually harassed by three of her seniors, the university on Tuesday "unequivocally" denied the allegations. "Certain media reports of yesterday and today have come to light...
  • J&K floods: Kashmir University shelters displaced refugees 6 days ago

    As floods ravage the state of Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of displaced refugees who had to leave their homes in the dead of night were sheltered by Kashmir University. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called the recent flooding in the state as the worst in 50 years. There is a massive...
  • 'God particle' could destroy the universe: Hawking 6 days ago

    London: The elusive 'God particle' discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. According to Hawking, 72, at very high energy levels the Higgs boson, which gives shape and size to everything that exists, could become unstable. This, he said, could...
  • Learn charkha spinning like Gandhi in Delhi University 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Endorsing Gandhian principles and aiming to inculcate similar values in its students, Delhi University is offering a free certificate course in 'charkha spinning'. "Come dressed in khadi clothes and learn how to spin the wheel, is all what is needed to pursue the recently introduced course at Delhi University,"...
  • Election fever grips Delhi University 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhi University authorities are gearing up to ensure smooth conduct of the September 12 students union polls for which campaigning process has intensified. "With the nomination process coming to an end, we have started making the arrangements for the EVMs. DU is the only Indian university to use electronic...
  • J&K floods: 100 Awantipore University students stranded in Pulwama September 6, 2014

    Pulwama: A total of 100 students- 60 girls and 40 boys- are stranded in Awantipore University hostels in Pulwama. According to the police, the girls have been shifted to another hostel which is safer and with the provision of food. They will be sent home once the highways are through. The situation...
  • NSUI wins Panjab University student union poll September 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress' student wing, the NSUI-led alliance dominated the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) election on Friday winning three out of four office bearers' post. Divyanshu Budhiraja of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), from the National Students Union of India (NSUI), was declared elected as president after...
  • Visva-Bharati university student sick, statement to be recorded later September 4, 2014

    Santiniketan (WB): The student of Visva-Bharati University, who was allegedly molested and sexually harassed by three of her seniors, could not record her statement in front of a magistrate as she is unwell. The girl, who hails from Sikkim, is undergoing treatment at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital (BMCH). "The girl is...
  • Delhi: Nomination process ends for DUSU polls September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The nomination process for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls concluded on Wednesday, with the varsity declaring 144 nominations valid for four posts. "While 37 nominations were found valid for the post of President, 32 nominations were validated for the post of Vice President," said DS Rawat,...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University student molested in boys hostel September 2, 2014

    Jadavpur: A student of the renowned Jadavpur University in West Bengal has alleged molestation at the hands of a group of male students. The victim, a second year History (Hons) student, has alleged that she was attacked by as many as 10 male students during a college festival on the...
  • Nalanda University hopes to attract students from across the world September 2, 2014

    The world's oldest university has reopened after 800 years as 15 national and international students enroll for classes at the Nalanda University in Bihar. Even though it is a far cry from the granduer of the past, the institution is taking baby steps to re-establish itself. ...
  • India's ancient Nalanda University reopens after 800 years September 2, 2014

    Rajgir: After more than 800 years, India's ancient University of Nalanda has re-opened with 15 students enrolling in the university. The Union government has sanctioned Rs 2,700 crore for the project which is scheduled to be completed by 2020. The Nalanda University, an ancient international centre for learning in Bihar...
  • The ancient Nalanda University will reopen after centuries today, classes to begin with a low-key launch September 1, 2014

    Patna, Bihar: The ancient Nalanda University (NU), which attracted students from the world over, will rise again today, as classes will begin at its newly established campus at Rajgir. The event will also mark the fruition of the idea proposed by former President APJ Abdul Kalam while addressing a joint session...
  • Oxford Dictionary reaches final definition after century August 31, 2014

    London: A 17-volume dictionary of medieval Latin has finally been completed by Oxford University researchers after more than a century of accumulating entries. The work on the dictionary, which began in 1913, has reached its final definition, "zythum", a type of fermented malt drink. The editor, Richard Ashdowne, from Oxford University's...
  • West Bengal: 3 Visva-Bharati University students arrested for ragging August 30, 2014

    Three days after a student complained of being stripped and ragged in Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, police on Saturday arrested three students in the case. ...
  • Visva-Bharati ragging: Accused students arrested August 30, 2014

    Shantiniketan: All three students, accused of ragging and sexually harassing a girl student in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University, were on Saturday arrested by the West Bengal police. The accused were absconding ever since the incident came to light. The university had registered a complaint with the police earlier in the day. The...