Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021


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

Jul 17, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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

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

Mar 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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.'

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

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


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.

02 November, 2020

Haryana Universities To Open From November 16


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


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


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.

26 November, 2019

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


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

03 February, 2019

First-Ever University Inaugurated In Ladakh By PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

On December 15, the Jammu and Kashmir administration had approved the establishment of the first university in the Ladakh region.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rides a cycle along with ministers and MLAs, from the Chief Minister's residence to his office at the Civil Secretariat on the occasion of 'World Car-Free Day', in Chandigarh.

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate in UN General Assembly Hall at the United Nations...

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Students attend a class in a school after the Madhya Pradesh government allowed schools to reopen for 1st-5th classes after further ease in COVID-19 restrictions, in Jabalpur.

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Confiscated Rhinoceros horns being burnt in the presence of Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to mark the World Rhinoceros Day, in Golaghat district.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.

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Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu