Valson Thampu

  • Unmukt's academic woes: Sibal asks DU VC to use emergency powers August 31, 2012

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal has said that he has asked Delhi University Vice Chancellor to use his emergency powers to help out Unmukt Chand, who was debarred by his college, St Stephen's, from taking examinations citing attendance shortage. ...
  • Unmukt Chand's academic woes: Maken steps in August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken has now stepped in to help the Under19 Indian cricket team captain, Unmukt Chand, solve his academic woes. He has sent a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University requesting to not just let Unmukt take his exams, but also change rules...
  • St Stephen's staff to protest against principal January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The teachers of Delhi University's St Stephen's College have announced a protest against Principal Valson Thampu on Friday. The teachers demand that the charges and the show cause notice issued to Professor MS Frank be dropped. The announcement comes a day after Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) held a...
  • Gift in Green: poem of land, beauty and pain October 13, 2011

    Earth, water, sunlight and sweat made the seed sprout. A seed entrusted to the earth sprouted. That truth was simple enough. The farmer anchored his life on that truth and made it yield a hundredfold harvest. All that Dinakaran ever wanted, and all that he ever knew, was to be...
  • Ad puts Thampu back in St Stephens top job race March 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Shortly after Rev Valson Thampu's resignation, St Stephen's Supreme Council on Wednesday readvertised for the post of Principal. While the previous ad taken out during Thampu's tenure raised many eyebrows with 5060year age criteria being against UGC guidelines the new ad too was equally controversial. It had...
  • Metro Wipes: Big news from big cities March 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Reverend Valson Thampu, the officer on Special Duty in St Stephens college has resigned from the post of principal. Four people were injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a local train in Mumbai. A domestic water levy has been proposed in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation's 200809 annual...
  • Thampu resigns as St Stephen's principal March 16, 2008

    New Delhi: After much drama, its finally curtains for Reverend Valson Thampus innings at Delhis prestigious St Stephens College. Thampu the Officer on Special Duty at the college has resigned from the post of principal and will continue in the current post till March 18. The move comes...
  • Delhi: St Stephen's in principal trouble again March 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Rev Valson Thampu's free run at Delhi's prestigious St Stephen's College is finally over. Till now the officer on special duty had the college supreme council on his side but following Thursday's High Court order, even that seems inconsequential. The court has upheld a writ petition filed by Sheetal...
  • Minorities object to DU principal appointment February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The appointment of Rev Valson Thampu as acting Principal of St Stephen's college is completely illegal and arbitrary, says the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI). The NCMEI, hearing a petition challenging Thampu's appointment, has said that it cannot remain a mute spectator to what it called the...
  • St Stephen's College row: Thampu's appointment illegal January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi University has more than its fair share of controversies and the latest one is over the appointment of Reverend Valsan Thampu as OSD of St Stephens College for it is now becoming increasingly clear that Thampus appointment is illegal on all counts. Valson Thampu has been in...