Three students who battled all odds to make their Delhi University dream come true

Getting a coveted seat at a Delhi University college is dream come true for many. With sky high cutoffs and even greater competition, those who make it have already proved their worth. But for some students, this can seem like a bigger feat than others. Visually impaired Dev Narayan Prajapati, albino Roshan Kumar Sharma and government school educated Neha Gautam are three of the 50,000 students who had made their way to Delhi University colleges on Thursday for their first day of college. What sets them apart is the circumstances they…

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Dyal Singh Evening College students rejoice as college shifts to morning hours

In Delhi University, a graduate of an evening college is often looked down upon as someone who didn’t secure good marks, high enough to get admission in a top-ranking morning college. For many students of Dyal Singh Evening College, it was a similar case, until this week, when it was declared a ‘full-fledged college’ by the Executive College of Delhi University. Amit Sharma, a student of BA, first year, says, “There’s a stigma attached to evening colleges. Log yeh sochte hain ki agar aap evening college ke ho, toh aap…

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Medical admission: Students upset as Punjab govt doubles reservation for Backward Classes

The Punjab government’s decision to double reservation for Backward Classes (BCs) in the state from 5% to 10% in all government medical and dental colleges has upset general category students, who have threatened to move court. Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday, on instructions from secretary, department of medical education and research, Vikas Pratap. Anxious students and parents are reaching out to the BFUHS authorities seeking the withdrawal of the decision. A parent said, “The Punjab government should also think about…

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IIT-Bombay students’ hunger strike: MP Shashi Tharoor calls fee hike ‘unreasonable’

A day after students of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) started a relay hunger strike against a fee hike imposed by the institute, support is pouring in from all avenues. On Tuesday morning, day two of the hunger strike, MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted in support of students and requested the government to stay the hike and intervene in this matter. “Students at IIT-Bombay protesting an unreasonable fee hike. Government should stay the hike and provide full explanation,” stated a tweet by Tharoor on Tuesday afternoon. Students at IIT-B…

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How To Help Your Students Achieve Studying Success

Regardless of whether you’re a teacher helping your students at school, or a parent looking out for your children at home, the more ways you can help them succeed – the better. Doing work in a supportive, quiet environment can make all the difference when it comes to doing well, and achieving their aims and targeted grades. While giving them endless support and help is vital, there are a few aspects that you might not be thinking about. These tips apply both at home and in school, but at school,…

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IIT-Kanpur students ditch ‘colonial’ robes for Indian wear

Ditching the ceremonial and “colonial” black robes and headgears, IIT Kanpur students today donned the ethnic attire of kurta-pyjama and kurta-salwar during their convocation ceremony. “For the first time, students received their degrees in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) not in the British-time gowns and headgears, but in kurta pyjamas (for boys) and kurta-salwar (for girls) along with stoles in different colours to mark their specific courses,” IIT-K Director, Professor Indranil Manna said. He said the students will wear Indian clothes in all future convocations. Around 673 students of…

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10% back-to-back fee hike for three years in IISERs, students demand rollback

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) decided increasing their fees by 10% each year till 2019. But these colleges will still remain far less expensive than private institutes or universities abroad offering similar degrees. The hike will be only for students taking admission this year. These freshers will have to pay Rs 27,500 for each of the two semesters in the session beginning 2017. The latest change is a back-to-back move after fees at the seven IISERs, the country’s premier science education institutes, were hiked from about…

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BSEB result 2017: These students overcame hardships to finish among toppers

Defying odds including financial crisis, Gulshan Kumar of RKMGG College Samastipur, has done his family and villagers proud by finishing second in the Science stream in the Class 12 examinations, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Gulshan scored 429 out of 500 in his science examinations. The elder son of Ram Naresh Singh, a marginal farmer, Gulshan’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing with calls from well-wishers, friends, relatives and mediapersons since the results were declared. “My father who is a farmer in the village also owns a small shop…

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CBSE Class 12 results: Why outstation students have better chance of entering DU

Going by the Class 12 results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), students from other states stand a better chance of gaining admission to Delhi University than their counterparts in the city. More students from other states – clubbed under the all-India region category – secured 95% and above than those from Delhi, as per CBSE results. For instance, just 2,326 students from the city scored beyond that mark this year, as compared to 2,927 in the previous one. In stark contrast, the number of all-India region students…

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CBSE debars late students from attempting NEET

A student gets her earrings removed before entering the examination hall to take the NEET on Sunday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo) Even as lakhs of students appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, a handful of students missed their chance at the test. Not following time rules as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the exam proved costly for a few students, who were not allowed to give the paper altogether because of the delay. “Five students reached barely a couple of minutes late and the…

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