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Delhi University members object to lessons on Gujarat riots, homosexuality and caste

During the meeting, while the syllabi of all other courses were passed without objections, the syllabus of English department faced criticism. WT24 Desk A section of a Delhi University (DU) panel has recommended dropping a lesson from the syllabus under the BA (Programme) course as it portrayed “two members of a right wing group in wrong light”. They also objected ...

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Classes suspended for flood

34 Lalmonirhat schools affected WT24 Desk As many as 34 schools have stopped taking classes as many parts of the district got inundated in flood triggered by heavy downpour and onrush of water from upstream over past few days, Agencies report. Water level of Teesta river was measured at 52.97cm, at Teesta Barrage Dalia Point at 3pm Saturday, showing flood ...

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Colleges should inform government before appointing guest lecturer: Minister

Authorities in state-run and state-aided colleges should apprise the Higher Education department before appointing any guest lecturer and not proceed on their own, Chatterjee told reporters here on Friday evening. WT24 Desk West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee has said that state-run and aided colleges should inform the government before appointing any guest lecturer, PTI reports. Authorities in state-run and ...

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427 school buses, vans fined for lacking safety measures in Noida

Every day, the police are conducting special drives against traffic violators, drink driving, drinking in public places, illegal spa centres, etc. The action against school buses is the 11th drive under the initiative. WT24 Desk The district police Thursday fined 427 school buses and vans attached to 129 schools in Noida and Greater Noida for not adhering to safety guidelines, ...

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7K educational institutions from across world declare aclimate emergency

In a joint letter, they talked about a three-point plan that includes going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the latest, mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation, and increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curricula, campus and community outreach programmes. WT24 Desk Networks representing over 7,000 higher education institutions from across ...

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Govt brings e-revolution to campuses, to connect with students across India

Even before a new session begins, all leading universities and other higher education institutions in the country are busy setting up social media cells to connect all students and staff with MHRD. WT24 Desk Even before a new session begins, all leading universities and other higher education institutions in the country are busy setting up social media cells to connect ...

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‘Rohingya children at risk of floods, landslides’

Education disrupted because of damage to learning centres, Unicef says WT24 Desk Thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps and host communities are facing the risk of flooding and landslides after several days of heavy rain, Unicef said on Tuesday, Agencies report. Some of the over 4,000 families affected in the camps, have been relocated to safe places. Unicef ...

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HSC, equiv results on July 17

WT24 Desk The results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations, held across the country on April 1 and ended on middle of May, will be published on July 17, Agencies report. Prof Muhammad Ziaul Haque, president of inter-board coordination sub-committee, confirmed the news this afternoon. As per the tradition, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni and ...

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DU’s non-collegiate cut-off on July 15

Delhi University’s non-collegiate women’s education board (NCWEB), which allows female aspirants in NCR to pursue higher education without attending regular classes, will release its first cut-off on July 15. WT24 Desk Delhi University’s non-collegiate women’s education board (NCWEB), which allows female aspirants in NCR to pursue higher education without attending regular classes, will release its first cut-off on July 15. ...

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Demand for regularization of jobs

Non-government primary teachers demo rolls into 3rd week WT24 Desk Shipra Rani Dey, a non-government primary school teacher, came to the capital three weeks ago from Noakhali’s Char Hatiya with her two-year-old son to take part in teachers’ demonstration demanding regulatisation of their jobs. She has been working at a private primary school for the last 13 years and barely ...

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