High Court scrapes Lucknow University law admission ordinance

In the writ petition filed by one LLM aspirant, the petitioner challenged the validity of the university ordinance that provides 80 per cent seat reservation only to LU law graduates.

High Court scrapes Lucknow University law admission ordinance

High Court scrapes Lucknow University law admission ordinance

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After a writ petition filed by one LLM aspirant challenging the validity of the ordinance that provide 80 per cent seats to LU law graduates, the High Court Lucknow bench has annulled the ordinance duly.

Moreover, the High Court bench headed by Justice DK Upadhyay also directed the university to scrape the ordinance by this academic session 2017-2018.

While the court asked the varsity to complete the current admission process, which is delayed due to the court’s interim direction at the earlier point of time, the teachers are anticipated to cooperate in finishing the course in order to hold the examinations as it has been scheduled.

More on the news:

  • In the writ petition filed by one LLM aspirant, the petitioner challenged the validity of the university ordinance that provides 80 per cent seat reservation only to LU law graduates
  • The petitioner, considering Supreme Court’s directives, had pleaded that only 50 per cent of reservation are permitted to the institution
  • The university defending its ordinance pleaded that their students who generally secured 70-75 per cent are unable to secure admission in other universities as national law universities and other universities including the private ones adopted grading system which rendered their students an edge over LU’s students
  • The High Court however dismissed LU’s plea and observed that, “No study appears to have been conducted by the university before framing the impugned ordinance, neither any such material has been supplied to conclude as to how in the absence of a grading system to evaluate LLB examination is resulting in irreparable disadvantage to Lucknow University law graduates,” as reported in TOI.
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Japan and Punjab University organised seminar: Indian students are welcomed in Japan

At the event, Daisue Kodama, First Secretary of Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, spoke of how Japan’s universities are quite welcoming and friendly towards international students and shows welcoming spirit especially to Indian diasporas.

Image Source: The University Of Japan

Image Source: The University Of Japan

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As many as four ministry departments of Japan and Panjab University on Monday organised a seminar on the topic “Higher Education and Research in Japan – 2017” at the Panjab University.

Various ministries from Japan include, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

At the seminar were officials from the Japan’s embassy, and two participating universities from Japan – Ritsumeikan University and The University of Japan.

What happen at the event?

Students attending the seminar and participants were enlightened about the accrue research opportunities available in the Island nation. Specifically, research opportunities are available at Japan’s leading universities and several other companies.

The Director of the University of Tokyo India Office, Hiroshi Yoshino deliberate about the various research fields such as robotic, aerospace, high speed railways, Physics, Chemistry and also the positions available in these fields.

At the event, Daisue Kodama, First Secretary of Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, spoke of how Japan’s universities are quite welcoming and friendly towards international students and shows extreme welcoming spirit especially to Indian diasporas.

Guidelines for post-graduate enrollment and research programmes in various disciplines were thoroughly laid down besides explaining the various government and local sponsored scholarships for the Indian diasporas.

While ensuring Japan as a safe country for foreign students, Director Ritsumeikan India Office, Shozo kitamura applauded the students and academic staff for ensuring successful event.

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President to give best university award to JNU

The president of India Pranab Mukherjee on March 6, 2017 will give away the award to JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar for best university.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) which was critically accused as the hub of anti-national elements in the recent past has bagged the ‘Visitor’s Award’ this year for the best central university in the country.

Several BJP leaders, including the former HRD Minister Smriti Irani, have dubbed the university as the agent of terrorism, considering the sedition charges levied against the students of JNU for protesting the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

More about the ‘Visitor’s Award’:

The awards were instituted in the year 2015, in order to encourage healthy competition among the universities across the country.

The president of India Pranab Mukherjee on March 6, 2017 will give away the award to JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar for best university.

As many as nine central universities including Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, and Banaras Hindu University have applied for the best university category.

For best university award, the universities were judged on various limits such as student-faculty ratio, research output, university ranking, and patents filed among other parameters.

Other universities:

While Himachal University bagged the ‘Visitor’s Award’ for innovation, BHU and Tezpur University jointly won the award for research.

The president will give away the award for innovation to Dr Deepak Pant of Himachal University and award for research to Professor Shyam Sundar of BHU and Professor Niranjan Karak of Tezpur University, respectively.

Selection committee:

A selection committee which was headed by Omita Paul, secretary to the President of India, comprises UGC Chairman, Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and secretaries of department of higher education and department of science & technology.

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76 per cent students from this university suffer in basic English language skills

A survey conducted by a group of students came across that 76 per cent of students from Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) suffer problems in English language skills.

76% students from this University suffer problems in basic English language skills

76% students from this University suffer problems in basic English language skills

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A survey conducted by a group of students came across the fact that 76 per cent of students from Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) suffer problems in basic English language skills i.e. lack of vocabulary, grammatical problems, and problems in sentence formation.

Details of the report:

  • The survey was conducted by the Progressive and Democratic Student Community (PDSC) between October and November 2016
  • A total of 410 students were surveyed
  • The students were from BA, MA, MPhil and PhD batch
  • “A total of 76 per cent students from government schools face problems related to basic English language skills i.e. lack of vocabulary, grammatical problems, and problems in sentence formation and so on. On the other hand, students from private schools face problems with academic jargon, complexity of ideas and lack of confidence among others,” the group noted according to an Indian Express report
  • As per the reports, “The purpose of such a survey is to remind students, professors, and the administration that the question of language is extremely sensitive, pervasive and complex.”

Students who are affected by this problem include:

  • Women and those from ‘lower’ castes, in particular the poor, Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi
  • “This creates a sense of deficiency and inferiority amongst them within the campus. Thus, it is evident that the question of language is a question of social justice,” the group included.
  • 70 percent of men are affected, while the count rate for women is 82.3 per cent
  • source”cnbc”

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The national flag will be hoisted at Hansraj college today, i.e. January 25, by Naveen Jindal, the member of Parliament and President, Flag Foundation of India.

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Delhi University is all set to hoist its first monumental flag on Wednesday, eleven months after the vice-chancellors of all central universities resolved to install the national flag “prominently and proudly” on their campuses.

As per the Flag Foundation of India, DU is the first public university to get a monumental flagpole in the country.

Resolution was adopted on February 18:

At a meeting chaired by the then HRD minister Smriti Irani on February 18 last year, the resolution to install the national flag on campuses was adopted with an aim of “instilling nationalism and pride” in students. The decision had come against the backdrop of a controversy over alleged shouting of anti-India slogans being raised at an event in JNU.

Flagpole to be similar like CP:

“The flagpole has been installed at Delhi University’s Hansraj college. It is similar to the one installed in Connaught Place’s Central Park,” said Shahnawaz Khan, CEO of Flag Foundation of India.

Who will hoist the national flag?

The flag will be hoisted at college on the eve of Republic Day on Wednesday by Naveen Jindal, the member of Parliament and President, Flag Foundation of India.

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Himachal Pradesh: Government to establish university for medical sciences

“All medical courses from six months to five years duration and also the Ayurvedic colleges would be affiliated to the proposed university and a comprehensible bill is being drafted for approval of the Cabinet,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur.

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With a number of medical education institutions functional in the government and private sectors in Himachal Pradesh and more on the lists, the state government has proposed to set up a university of medical sciences to regulate medical education.

Views of HP Family and Welfare Minister

  •  “All medical courses from six months to five years duration and also the ayurvedic Colleges would be affiliated to the proposed university and a comprehensible bill is being drafted for approval of the Cabinet,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur
  • The proposal had already been discussed between the health and ayurvedic departments at the ministerial and officer’s levels and both the departments have concurred. A comprehensive bill is being drafted and the same would be approved by the cabinet and introduced during the budget session of the Assembly, Thakur said

Four medical colleges and one dental college are functional in government sector while one private medical college, 21 nursing colleges, 33 institutions running GNS courses, two ayurvedic colleges and some other medical education institutions are functional in the state while three more government medical colleges at Ner Chowk, Chamba and Hamirpur are in the pipeline

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7th pay commission: Punjab University under severe financial crisis

Punjab University has submitted its report to the HRD Ministry to introduce distance courses to bring in more revenue.

Punjab University

Punjab University

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Following the implementation of 7th pay commission, the already bankrupt Punjab University will have to bear 30 per cent of the fiscal liability owing to the revision of employee’s pay scales.

The move comes after the Union Finance Ministry, in a letter, informed the university that the ministry will provide only 70 per cent of the revised pay scales and asked the university to bear the remaining 30 per cent, which is around Rs 150 crore.

The university, intimidated by the figures and its severed financial stance, expressed concerns over the ministry direction fearing the university will face irreparable financial crisis.

“If the government is saying that the university should pay 30 per cent of the fiscal liability and also generate money to clear its deficit, then PU will be in severe fiscal crisis and it will be hard to overcome the situation. It is a double harassment. Secondly, the autonomy of the institution should not be punctured, as being done by the government and MHRD. The PU is only autonomous by name now and there is no free hand in taking decisions,” said former president of Punjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA), Mohammed Khalid, as reported in the Indian Express.

Fees hike in various courses

The university has, of late, mulled a hike in its tuition fees in various courses due to the revision of pay scales wherein the university was asked to bear 30 per cent of fiscal liability. It is decided that the university will hold a discussion at its syndicate meeting on January 21 regarding the proposal to increase fee structure to incur for the revised 7th pay commission.

  • It is speculated that there will be 12 to 13 per cent fees hike in the self-financed courses while 5 to 6 per cent will be hike in traditional courses, according to the proposal submitted by a committee
  • Fees for diploma courses will be increased to Rs 15,000 from the previous Rs 2,000
  • However, the committee has proposed to reduce fees for pharmaceutical courses from Rs 50,000 to Rs 25,000
  • Fees in law courses are proposed to decrease from Rs 25,000 to Rs 20,000, while fees for educational technology and vocational education will be reduced from Rs 43,000 to Rs 32,000

Distance courses to garner revenue

The university, in order to incur more revenue, has submitted it’s report to the HRD Ministry seeking permission to introduce distance education and online education in various courses. The university believed that introduction of distance education will bring more revenue.

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Effigies of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao were burnt by Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad students, in regards with the protest arising due to the government not fulfilling its promise of providing jobs. Before coming into power, the TRS had promised students and claimed it would give them jobs in the government sector.

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Effigies of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao were burnt by Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad students, in regards with the protest arising due to the government not fulfilling its promise of providing jobs. Students participating in the protest shouted slogans against the government.

According to a TOI report, they said that during the elections, it has made a promise of creating 1.5 lakh jobs for unemployed youth, but failed to keep its word later on. Members of the Vidhyarthi Nirudhyoga Joint Action Committee carried out various rallies at the campus and had also announced plans to gherao at the chief minister’s camp office on Monday. The JAC also planned to hold pada yatras across the state .

Unfulfilled promise:

Before coming into power, the TRS had promised students and claimed it would give them jobs in the government sector, but lakhs of its foot soldiers have been left in the lurch. Ramesh Ninjanna, a student leader who was active during the Telangana movement, said, “The TRS government used us during the separation movement and has now cast a blind eye to our pleas and suffering.”

(Read: Telangana to mark Osmania University’s 100 year anniversary)

Another reason behind protests:

Protests were also held against the state government’s move to regularise contract employees. Manavatha Roy, president of OU JAC, said, ”There are over 1.5 lakh posts vacant in government departments. It is unfair to regularise the contract lecturers who didn’t play a major role in the Telangana movement.”

As per the data available, there are nearly 4,000 junior lecturers working on contract basis in the university. It’s been three years since students of OU have been demanding the government release Public Service Commission notification for posts, including junior lecturers and degree lectures at college level.

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Due to heavy snowfall in Srinagar, the University  of Kashmir has postponed the examinations which were being held on January 7 and January 8.

University of Kashmir postpones all the exams slated on January 7, 8

University of Kashmir postpones all the exams slated on January 7, 8

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Due to heavy snowfall in Srinagar, the University  of Kashmir has postponed the examinations which were being held on January 7 and January 8.

“All the students of M.A/M.Sc. Geopgraphy 1st Sem. Batch – 2016 and other backlog candidates that their examination of course no.s GG15102CR (Evolution of Geographic Thought) and GG14107EA (Oceanography) scheduled on January 7, 2017 shall be postponed. The date for the same shall be notified to the students separately,” the circular reads.

More on the news:

“Fresh dates for the postponed examinations shall be notified separately,” a spokesman of the university said.

About the university:

The University was founded in 1948. In the year 1969, it was bifurcated into two-fledged universities i.e., University of Kashmir at Srinagar and University of Jammu at Jammu.  The University of Kashmir is located at Hazaratbal in Srinagar

It has been re-accredited as Grade-A University by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India in the year 2011.

The university offers programmes in all the major faculties; arts, business and management studies, education, law, applied sciences and technology, biological sciences, physical and material sciences, social sciences, medicine, dentistry, engineering, oriental learning and music and fine arts.

The candidates are advised to stay updated for the new dates.

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Kashmir University exams 2017 postponed

“Fresh dates for the postponed examinations shall be notified separately,” a spokesman of the university said. He said class work for these two days shall also remain suspended in view of inclement weather conditions

Kashmir University postponed examinations, scheduled for January 7, Januay 8

Kashmir University postponed examinations, scheduled for January 7, Januay 8

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Due to the snowfall in the valley, Kashmir University postponed all the examinations scheduled for January 7 and January 8. “All Kashmir University examinations, scheduled to be held on January 7 and 8, are postponed.

“Fresh dates for the postponed examinations shall be notified separately,” a spokesman of the university said. He said class work for these two days shall also remain suspended in view of inclement weather conditions.

Normal life was today thrown out of gear in Kashmir as snowfall continued intermittently for the fourth consecutive day, virtually cutting off the Valley from rest of the country due to closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway and suspension of air traffic.

About University of Kashmir

  • The University of Kashmir is one of the premier educational institutions in the state of Kashmir, providing higher education to candidates in various disciplines, including arts, commerce and management, science, engineering, medical and other disciplines
  • The University of Kashmir covers three adjacent areas: Amar Singh Bagh, Naseem Bagh and Mirza Bagh with the campus spreading over 263 acres.
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