No relief from high court to Punjabi University professors’ on re-employment plea

With the Punjab and Haryana high court not giving any relief and fixing July 2 as the next date of hearing on a petition by Punjabi University professors seeking re-employment till the age of 65, these teachers will now retire on June 30 after having turned 60. The petitioners had sought a stay on the scrapping of the re-employment scheme, a decision the university had taken with effect from April 1, 2017, claiming that it was not a unanimous decision of the varsity syndicate. The university has claimed that the…

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Agricultural scientists vying for V-C posts at GNDU, Punjabi University

Agricultural scientists and economists dominate the lists of names from whom the new vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Punjabi University, Patiala, will be picked. The state government’s screening-cum-selection committee has jointly shortlisted 20 candidates for both posts so far. It will be pruned further by Tuesday, it is learnt Among the scientists in fray are Dr Satvir Singh Gosal, a plant-breeding scientist who is a former director of research at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; and Dr Satwinder Singh Marwaha, coordinator of the Centre for Applied Agriculture at…

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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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Maharaja Sayajirao University needs a course on GST: HRD minister Prakash javadekar

With taxes taking the limelight these days, Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has suggested that Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be taught as a course at Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Gujarat. The union minister further commented that such a course will be beneficial for tax and finance professional who would be required to understand the topic. The Central GST And Central Excise Department had organised an ‘outreach programme’ to spread awareness about the new tax regime where Javadekar expressed that the tax is “a step in the direction…

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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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University of Peace seeks potential partnerships with Indian institutes

Recognising India as a key player in global efforts for maintenance of international peace and security, University of Peace (UPEACE), UN mandated university based in Costa Rica seeks potential partnerships with Indian institutes. To invite different constituencies in India to engage more actively with UPEACE as the academic wing of the UN, a high level delegation led by the Rector of the University was here in New Delhi recently and had meetings in the ministry of human resource development and ministry of external affairs. Talking to FE during his first visit…

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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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Norms not followed in teacher appointments at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University: Scheduled Caste Commission

Lucknow: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has pointed to flaws in the reservation roster for appointment of teachers at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University here. The commission found that vacancies in the reservation rosters, submitted by BBAU vice chancellor RC Sobti ‘prima facie’, were not in accordance with the prescribed format of the department of personnel and training (DoPT). In its report, the commission said the vice chancellor could not explain how the posts were de-reserved if Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates had applied for the posts but the selection process…

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Disabled students won’t get free hostel facilities at rehab university if they fail in exams

Divyang (specially abled) students who fail in their exams at Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University will not be eligible for the university’s free hostel and mess facilities. Vice chancellor prof Nishith Rai chaired an important meeting on Wednesday to deliberate on this and other new rules governing hostel allotment and occupancy. The new hostel regulations were approved in the meeting after the discussion, said Prof AP Tiwari, academic advisor to vice chancellor and spokesperson for the university. Only those specially abled students, who clear their exams and have at…

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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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