Delhi University (DU) takes steps to ensure ragging-free campus

New Delhi With the academic year about to begin, the Delhi University has taken a slew of measures to ensure ragging-free and disciplined campus. At a proctorial meeting with officials of the DTC, Delhi Metro and the Delhi police held on Friday, decisions to make the campuses women-friendly were also taken. The university will set up two control rooms in North and South campus from July 20 to August 2 for easing the induction process of the freshers. The Delhi police will deploy women police personnel in plain clothes in the…

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Enjoy a good Chinese meal at these restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru

A beautiful time to reminisce the year gone by, people wish for love, joy and prosperity for the coming year on the Chinese New Year. With cultural activities and social gatherings, the celebration consists of delightful surprises such as the dragon dance, lion dance and the emperor’s wedding. In North China, people perform different versions of the Rice Sprout Song, a traditional Chinese dance performed by groups dressed in colourful attires. This year, the Year of the Rooster falls on January 28. The community also place a lot of importance on food. The…

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From Kabul’s Table: Afghanis recreate home in Delhi

As the last bit of orange disappears from the sky, sherbet along with dates, both in plastic ware, are perched on tabletops at Afghan Darbar, a restaurant tucked deep in the bustling bylanes of Lajpat Nagar II. Almost instantly, the languorous restaurant morphs into a teeming joint as immigrants from Afghanistan gather for iftar. As the patrons of the three-year-old restaurant bite into the ancient icon of the Middle Eastern world to break their day-long fast, the belief that binds them together is almost palpable. “It is recorded in the…

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First ECA quota merit list out at Delhi University

The second day of admissions under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University colleges also saw the colleges releasing their admission lists for seats under the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota. Colleges of Delhi University, which have reserved supernumerary seats for the ECA quota, released their first ECA admission list on Friday. Students who have made it to the list can confirm their admission on Saturday and Monday. DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd colleges with approximately 50,000 seats for merit-based courses. Admissions to almost 42,000 of these…

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Delhi University: 10,000 seats still left after first day of admissions under fourth cutoff list

Admissions to around 79% of seats in Delhi University had been approved by the end of the first day of enrolment under the fourth cutoff list. With only a little over 20% seats still up for grabs, admissions to popular honours courses such as Economics, English and BCom had been closed at many popular colleges. Seats are fast filling even at the colleges where seats are still available and students may need to rush before Saturday to secure a place. DU has around 56,000 seats for undergraduate courses at its…

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5 Mithaiwalas in Delhi That Make The Best Ghewar

A traditional Rajasthani delicacy, ghewar offers all the reasons to make it one of the most divine Indian sweets. Prepared with pure desi ghee, milk and maida (all-purpose flour), this perforated round dessert looks like a honeycomb or a spongy cake soaked in sugar syrup. It is decorated with silver varq, slivers of pistasand almonds and strands of saffron. It has an attractive light yellowish-orange hue that comes from the use of saffron. It is popularly prepared to celebrate the festival of Teej and is usually enjoyed during the monsoon season because the degree of moisture it requires…

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Education system dehumanised, mass producing clones: Delhi HC

New Delhi: The education system has become “completely dehumanised” into a machine which is “mass producing clones” and frowning upon individuality, the Delhi High Court said on Tuesday. “It (education system) is completely de-humanised. It is a machine. The human element has been completely taken out. The contact between teacher and student is perfunctory. There is no connect,” a bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Najmi Waziri said. The bench said, “Are we producing clones? We seem to be mass producing clones. It seems individuality is frowned upon now. You must…

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Disabled student unable to board train misses DU exam, Delhi HC issues notice to Railways

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a suo moto notice against the Railways in connection with an incident wherein a disabled student missed his exam due to lack of proper access for disabled passengers to train coaches. The court issued a notice and sought a reply from the ministry of railways, the North-Eastern Railways and the University of Delhi (DU). The court also issued directions to DU to examine the possibilities of conducting an examination for the student, Vaibhav Shukla, to enable him to secure admission, if he qualifies…

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CBSE re-evaluation could change Delhi University merit list, says high court

The Delhi high court on Tuesday said the ongoing Delhi University admissions could be impacted by the Class XII examination answer sheets submitted to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for re-evaluation this year. A bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar said “the merit position of students could change substantially” on the basis of marks obtained after re-evaluation. “Therefore, as a matter of abundant caution, colleges and admission-seeking students need to be kept informed about the pendency of the writ petition as well…

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Ambedkar University cutoffs are 100% for students from outside Delhi, lower for locals

New Delhi Ambedkar University, Delhi, announced its first cutoff list for undergraduate admission on Wednesday, keeping its cutoff for students from outside Delhi at 100% for history, psychology and sociology. The cutoff for Delhi students is relatively lower than last year. For admission to BA Honours with a Major in Economics, applicants from Delhi having humanities stream would require 88.75%, for science stream it is 92.75% and for commerce stream it is 93.75%. For outside Delhi students, the cutoff ranges from 92.25% to 97.25%. As it is a state university, 85% seats…

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