Can institutional safeguards prevent campus sexual harassment?

Students protesting at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) had said that women on campus were constantly subjected to harassment with the administration paying no heed to their complaints. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The last few weeks saw the campus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) witnessing massive protests by students who felt that the administration’s response to complaints of sexual harassment were inadequate. According to several students, this was not a one-off incident and women on campus were constantly subjected to harassment with the administration paying no heed to their complaints. “Each time…

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DU student union polls: AISA targets ABVP over ‘campus violence’

With Delhi University students set to go to the polls on September 12, to elect their next student representatives, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students Association (AISA) released their election manifesto on Tuesday. Congress’ student wing, the National Students Union of India (NSUI), had released their manifesto ahead of the others earlier last month. With all three manifestos in, the run-up to the elections has gained momentum. Here is a look at how the three manifestoes address different campus issues: BEYOND ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORT All three seem to…

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DU’s Campus of Open Learning offers courses on artificial intelligence, Internet of things

Online courses in artificial intelligence, Internet of things and big data analytics, may soon be available at the Campus of Open Learning through Pan-African e-network initiative funded by the ministry of external affairs. Students coming from 25 African countries are awarded scholarships to study the course free of cost, but the course will be open to others too. The MEA will award a 2,000 dollars scholarship to the African students this year too. Delhi University’s Campus of Open Learning offers short-term diploma and certificate courses online. Currently, it offers English…

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DU’s Campus of Open Learning offers courses on artificial intelligence, Internet of things

Online courses in artificial intelligence, Internet of things and big data analytics, may soon be available at the Campus of Open Learning through Pan-African e-network initiative funded by the ministry of external affairs. Students coming from 25 African countries are awarded scholarships to study the course free of cost, but the course will be open to others too. The MEA will award a 2,000 dollars scholarship to the African students this year too. Delhi University’s Campus of Open Learning offers short-term diploma and certificate courses online. Currently, it offers English…

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Campus Calling: Sport pays at Delhi University

All the hours you spent in participating in sports during school are just about to help you in securing a seat in a college at Delhi University. The high cutoffs will not play a spoiler for students applying under sports quota as they will get admission based on their performance certificates and trials in the discipline they apply under. The university has 36 sports disciplines for which one can apply for admission under the sports quota. Every college reserves 5% seat for sports and extracurricular activities (ECA) . “Students, who…

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Uni of Reading inaugurates Malaysian campus

The University of Reading in Malaysia officially inaugurated its new campus in Iskandar, Johor last week, which will have the capacity to cater for 3,000 students. The campus started enrolling students this past September, but has the capacity to cater for 3,000. Photo: University of Reading Malaysia Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she is either glued to the news channels or watching Making a…

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