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Madras High Court Directs Anna University To Allow Student Continue Her Education

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As per the mandate of Regulation 5.1, students from the Higher Secondary stream ought to complete the course within 14 semesters.

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra Urges The Government To Start Professional Courses In Agro-Technology

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Governor Mishra called upon the agricultural universities to come forward for research and development in this direction.

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

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.

22 March, 2021

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

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

21 March, 2021

Founders Never Interfered With Academic Freedom: Ashoka University Chancellor

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.'

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


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.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz