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  • Actor John Wayne's heirs sue university to use 'Duke' nickname 10-07-2014 10:19 AM

    Reuters: Heirs of film star John Wayne have sued Duke University over their right to use the late Academy Award winner's nickname, "Duke," to market a line of bourbon, describing the school's protests over such branding efforts as "ludicrous." John Wayne Enterprises said it fears being sued by the private...
  • Government considering setting up Rail University: Sadananda Gowda 08-07-2014 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim of providing railway-oriented education, the government is considering setting up of a Railway University for both technical and non technical subjects. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda also spoke about the plans for skill development of the staff while presenting the Rail Budget for 2014-15 in the...
  • London is best home for Indian students: Lord Paul 08-07-2014 04:26 PM

    London: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has endorsed London as one of the best cities for Indian students to come and study, saying there is no place in the world other than the British capital where an Indian can feel more at home. The Chancellor of one of the...
  • Delhi University Teacher's Association, student groups to sit on dharna today 08-07-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Teacher's Association along with all the student groups will hold a dharna at the Arts Faculty Gate on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. The protest is to press for an immediate meeting of the Delhi University Academic Council. The protestors are demanding a fast...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University 06-07-2014 08:09 AM

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets 04-07-2014 11:55 PM

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to...
  • Government introduces 4 new vaccines in the Universal Immunisation Programme 04-07-2014 09:55 AM

    New Delhi: There has been a big boost to the public healthcare sector with India deciding to introduce four new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Three new vaccines will be introduced for children. These include the indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine and those to combat Rubella and Polio....
  • Slight decrease in second cut-off list: Delhi University 04-07-2014 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: The second cut-off list for admissions to Delhi University undergraduate programme was released on Thursday, with only a slight decrease in percentages and some colleges even declaring admissions closed. Besides honours course in geography, Kirori Mal College closed admissions for all other courses. The cut-off for geography only...
  • DU's high cut-offs will force Delhi students to migrate: BJP 03-07-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the "sky rocketing" cut-offs declared by Delhi University, BJP leader Vijay Goel on Thursday said that average students of the national capital will have no option but to migrate to other cities for higher studies if not given any advantage over outstation aspirants. "It's the...
  • Excited to have gotten through to SRCC: CBSE topper Sarthak Aggarwal 01-07-2014 03:44 PM

    The first cut-off lists of the Delhi University were released on Monday and believe it or not, it has hit a 100 per cent in three colleges. SRCC announced a cut-off of 98.2 per cent. ...
  • Decision to discontinue admission to BSC cources in Kolhan colleges, opposed 01-07-2014 02:50 PM

    BJP leader Dr Dineshanand Goswami on Tuesday strongly opposed the decision of the Kolhan University to discontinue admission in the science stream at graduation course in colleges affiliated to it on the grounds that the colleges did not have sanctioned posts of lecturers. The decision of the University came to...
  • Rare honour: US names mountain after Buxar scientist Akhouri Sinha 01-07-2014 10:43 AM

    The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in the honour of an eminent Indian-American scientist whose pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about animal populations. Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, was recognised by...
  • DU admissions: First cut-off list out; 98.2 pc in SRCC, Ramjas 97.5 pc 30-06-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: After a week long delay, the Delhi University on Monday released its first cut-off list. Setting the benchmark, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Ramjas College of Delhi University today were among the first to announce their cut-offs for admission to courses under three-year format with the bar...
  • Delhi University first cut-off list to be out today 30-06-2014 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: The first cut-off list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the three-year course, scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 29-06-2014 08:45 PM

    This week, Actress Kalki Koechlin lends her support to CJ's initiative on 'menstrual taboos'. Also, students pick up CJ mike to discuss the recent row between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC) over FYUP and how it affects their admission plans. Watch the teaser below to know more:...
  • Iraqi troops push to retake Tikrit from rebels, parties pursue talks 29-06-2014 01:58 PM

    Baghdad: Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants while party leaders pursued talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's divisive rule. Politicians in Baghdad and world powers warn that unless security forces recover...
  • UGC allows 4-year B Tech in Delhi University to continue for students enrolled in 2013 29-06-2014 01:17 PM

    New Delhi: In a relief for students admitted for the 4-year B Tech programme in Delhi University, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has agreed to let the varsity continue with the course for the students enrolled in 2013. The panel will also take a decision soon on the BMS students...
  • Students who applied under FYUP for DU won't have to fill forms again 29-06-2014 07:11 AM

    New Delhi: Students who have applied for the courses under FYUP of Delhi University through centralised registration will not have to fill the form again for admission under the three-year course instead they can directly apply from colleges, a committee of principals proposed on Saturday. The 12-member committee of principals,...
  • Pranab Mukherjee laments lack of quality higher education 28-06-2014 10:10 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed regret that many higher education institutions in the country lacked the quality to produce graduates for global markets and no Indian university featured in the top-200 list. The president called for quality teachers and good governance practices coupled with faster and transparent decision-making for...
  • Fate of students at stake as DU scraps 4-year B Tech, BMS courses 28-06-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: With the Delhi University bowing to UGC directives and scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), no more admissions will be taking place for the 4-year B Tech and Bachelor in Management Sciences (BMS) courses. The university's Principals' Association on Saturday cancelled the B Tech and BMS courses. Fate...
  • Delhi University admissions likely to begin on July 1 28-06-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: The much delayed admissions to Delhi University for undergraduate courses is likely to begin from July 1 with the first cut-off list expected to come out on June 30. While it comes as a breather to all the students aspiring to get a seat in the prestigious varsity,...
  • DU Academic Council passes resolution to scrap 4-year course 'without debate, discussion' 28-06-2014 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Academic Council on Saturday ratified the rollback of its Four-year Undergraduate Programme, going back to the three-year course. The council, in a meeting held a short while ago, passed the resolution with no discussion or debate. Pro-FYUP professors and members of the Academic Council, who...
  • DU admissions likely to begin next week, pro-FYUP students protest 28-06-2014 07:30 AM

    New Delhi: Admissions in Delhi University are likely to begin from next week, now that the week long deadlock between the university and the University Grants Commission has finally come to an end. This came after DU agreed to revert to the three-year undergraduate system, rolling back the Four-year Undergraduate...
  • Delhi University, UGC stand off ends, admission dates yet to be decided 27-06-2014 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Thousands of students and their parents celebrated as the week-long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). The move brought relief to thousands of students who have...
  • The FyUP debate: Who is responsible for the mess in Delhi University? 27-06-2014 07:18 PM

    Clarifying its stand over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), the Delhi University has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) stating that it has decided to roll back the course and will hold the admissions under the three-year undergraduate programme. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey meets some students, parents, teachers...
  • Delhi University B.Tech students stage protest outside UGC office 27-06-2014 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: With the Delhi University scrapping its controversial four-year undergraduate programme, several B.Tech students of DU staged a protest outside the UGC office on Friday demanding that their four-year curriculum should not be changed into a three-year course. Under pressure from UGC to act on its directive, DU on...
  • Campus Calling: How to choose your best career option? 27-06-2014 06:51 PM

    As admission season is around, CNN-IBN takes a look at some unusual career options for those who want to walk the road less taken. Zubin Malhotra from Career Guidance India answers all the questions. ...
  • Irani refuses to comment on DU's four-year undergraduate programme issue 27-06-2014 06:45 PM

    Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday refused to be drawn into a controversy over the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University, citing constitutional obligations. "There have been persistent attempts on me to speak on a constitutional issue which is not proper. Kindly do not compel me to...
  • While many students cheer, those enrolled under FYUP feel betrayed by DU 27-06-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: While the Delhi University's decision to scrap Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)has brought cheers to many DU aspirants, the students who are already enrolled under the programme are a worried lot. These B Tech students are holding protests outside the office of University Grants Commission demanding a written...
  • UGC forces Delhi University to scrap FYUP, revert to 3-year course 27-06-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: Clarifying its stand over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), the Delhi University has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) stating that it has decided to roll back the course and will hold the admissions under the three-year undergraduate programme. "In line with the directive of...