DU tales: Sites in North Campus that will make you inquisitive about history

Who said history is boring? Did you know that the vice-chancellor’s office in North Campus is the place where Bhagat Singh was held captive for a day? There are many such nuggets of history hidden in the monuments in and around the North Campus of Delhi University. Though K- Nags… Read more »

68 seats vacant in 23 IITs after round 2; none in IIT Bombay

Mumbai: After two rounds of seat allotment in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country, 68 seats remain vacant in 23 institutes for the remaining rounds – 131 seats got confirmed in the second round. However, not a single seat remains in IIT Bombay as all of its… Read more »

GST may become part of DU syllabus

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The Delhi University is planning to introduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) subjects for students studying B Com (Hons), B Com and BA Programme. The university’s academic council has cleared the proposal and is awaiting a nod from the executive council, officials said. “Students used to study taxation in three… Read more »

Forget essays, more ‘objective’ questions likely in UP exams to simplify evaluation work

A number of interesting decisions were taken at the vice-chancellors’ conference held today in Lucknow, including increasing teaching days from 180 to 220 and use of technology in classes. However, the decision to introduce a “mix of objective and descriptive type of questions,” in examinations from next year, to simplify… Read more »

DU admission: Last day to get a seat if you made it to third list, fourth cutoff on July 12

If you meet the cutoff under the third list at Delhi University colleges but have not taken admission yet, then you should rush as admissions at morning shift colleges will close at 1pm and at evening shift colleges will close at 7pm. Monday is the last day of admission under the third… Read more »

Relief for students: IIT-JEE counselling to resume, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court lifted on Monday the stay on admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), NITs and other colleges, bringing relief to thousands of students who took the joint entrance examination. The court had on Friday put on hold admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Technology and other colleges… Read more »

Students get gift of 32 digital channels from HRD ministry, big help for those in remote areas

New Delhi President Pranab Mukherjee has launched two programmes, Swayam and Swayam Prabha, to take education to the remotest corners of the country with the help of technology. Swayam Prabha will tap the potential of Direct to Home Service allowing a person to install a dish antenna for about Rs 1,500… Read more »

MBBS admissions: Decision today to convert govt quota seats to management in Punjab college

The state government will take a call on whether it will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRD), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government-quota MBBS seats into management quota on Tuesday. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)-run institute has 150 seats, with 75 in the government (general) quota and 75… Read more »

DU admissions: 73% seats full, fourth cutoff list on July 13

With admissions approved to approximately 73% of the seats at DU colleges, the last day of admissions under the third cutoff list drew to a close at the Delhi University on Monday. The fourth cutoff list is to be released on Thursday, however, the qualifying percentage requirement is not expected… Read more »

No yoga, sports, no degree in engineering, technical colleges

Students of engineering colleges and technical institutes will have to take part in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities in addition to their regular academics to be awarded a degree. Earlier, the institutions had these activities, including National Social Service (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Unnat Bharat… Read more »