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Covid-19: Fresh Outbreak Prompts China To Lock Down 1,500 University Students

Nov 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and hundreds of students were transferred to hotels for observation.

People Against Diverse Views At A Loss’: Kerala Governor On Protests Against Kannur University

Sep 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The university has been witnessing protests by students' unions since Thursday against its decision to include portions of books of RSS leader M S Golwalkar and Hindu Maha Sabha leader V D Savarkar in post-graduate course.


UGC Directs Academic Institutions To Begin New Session From October 1

UGC is hopeful about declaration of all boards results of class 12 exams by July 31. 'If there is any delay in declaration of the result of qualifying exams, the new academic session may begin by October 18', the UGC said in the new guidelines.

In A First, Himachal Pradesh University To Adopt Digital Evaluation System

Mar 22, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The new system is expected to expediate the grading process. Once implemented, students will receive their report cards within 10-60 days of writing their final exams


Founders Never Interfered With Academic Freedom: Ashoka University Chancellor

Meanwhile, Board of Trustee Chairman Ashish Dhawan said, 'I deeply regret any lapses that led to this situation - this was not something we had anticipated or planned.'

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21 March, 2021

Resignation Row: Ashoka University Acknowledges ‘Lapses In Institutional Process’

Outlook Web Bureau

The university’s comments come in the backdrop of the resignation of two of its faculty--political commentator Pratap Bhanu Mehta and noted economist Arvind Subramanian.


20 March, 2021

Over 150 Academicians Write Open Letter To Ashoka University Over Pratap Bhanu Mehta's Resignation

Outlook Web Bureau

150 academicians from prestigious universities like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, London School of Economics and MIT, have written an open letter to trustees of Ashoka University.


20 March, 2021

Ashoka University Founders Bartered Away Its 'Soul': Raghuram Rajan On Resignation Row

Outlook Web Bureau

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, in a Linkedin post, said that free speech has suffered a 'grievous blow' in India.


18 March, 2021

Ashoka University: Faculty Members Write To VC After Pratap Bhanu Mehta's Resignation; Priyanka Gandhi Attacks BJP

Outlook Web Bureau

The developments came on a day when eminent economist Arvind Subramanian also resigned as a professor of the university.


04 January, 2021

Kerala Colleges, Universities Open After More Than 290 Days, Covid Guidelines In Place

PTI

Protocols including thermal screening, mandatory usage of face masks, social distancing and frequent sanitisation of campuses are expected to be followed


02 December, 2020

53% Posts In 10 State-Run Varsities Vacant: Odisha Govt

Sandeep Sahu

Professor blames situation on vice-chancellors’ apathy, lack of coordination between varsities and state government and confusion over reserved posts.


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02 November, 2020

Haryana Universities To Open From November 16

PTI

Government-aided and private colleges and universities to follow opening procedures


22 September, 2020

5 IIITs Declared As ‘Institution Of National Importance’

Prakash Kumar

The Rajya Sabha passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote today. The Bill had already been cleared by the Lower House during the Budget Session In March.


28 July, 2020

When Campus Is Safer Than Home: Is It Time Universities Bring Back Vulnerable Students?

Saikat Majumdar

When the Covid crisis broke in March, most universities sent their students back home out of concern for their safety. As the crisis prolongs itself, it is time for our institutions of higher education to think about the need to bring the most vulnerable students back to campus, which will provide them a far safer and more stable space than their homes can really do.


13 July, 2020

Passed Without Exam: Will ‘Corona Degree’ Hold Weight In Future?

Prakash Kumar

The COVID-19 lockdown prompted several states to rearrange their academic curriculum and cancel final-year college exams, deciding instead to award degrees to students through internal assessments and other evaluation mechanisms.


11 July, 2020

Delhi Govt To Cancel Upcoming State University Exams Due To COVID-19

PTI

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said state universities have been asked to promote their students and award them degrees adopting some methodology of evaluation.


06 July, 2020

Govt Allows Universities To Conduct Exams Following Covid-19 Guidelines

PTI

Various examinations conducted by universities and higher education institutions in the country have been suspended since March during the coronavirus-induced lockdown which first began on March 25.


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26 November, 2019

Two Civilians Killed, 7 Injured In Grenade Attacks In Kashmir's Anantnag, Srinagar

PTI

The first grenade was lobbed near Sir Syed gate of the university this noon, a police official said.


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Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel attends the inaugural ceremony of a new mega milk powder plant and new packaging film plant of Amul, in Gandhinagar

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Former Union Minister Vijay Goel along with supporters holds a demonstration at the ITO Chowk against Kejriwal government calling its fight against pollution only a drama, in New Delhi.

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Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order) Prasant Kumar (L) and UP Principal Secretary Deepak Kumar address a press conference on the cancellation of the UPTET Exam 2021, at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Leaders from various parties join the BJP in presence of the party's State unit President Swatantra Dev Singh and Deputy C M Dinesh Sharma, in Lucknow.

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A health worker collects swab samples of a vendor for COVID-19 testing at a market in the wake of spike in coronavirus cases, in Jammu.

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