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DU asks department heads to expedite restructuring process

Delhi University has asked heads of various departments to expedite the restructuring of undergraduate courses in the three-year format days after it had scrapped the controversial four-year programme.

Sky is the limit

With the job market set to expand in the sector, Sanchayan Bhattacharjee takes a look at aviation as a career option.

A healthy demand

Though it promises to be a sunshine sector, the healthcare industry still faces a shortage of skilled professionals. Gauri Rane speaks to experts on what can be done to bridge the gap


Confused whether or not to study abroad? Don`t think, go! says Patricia Mascarenhas


One doesn’t have to be a civil servant or be in defense to serve the country. All you need is to be highly mission driven to work in the development sector, says Patricia Mascarenhas while examining the careers in CSR

A choice in time

Begining this academic year, arts, science and technology aspirants have a variety of job-oriented courses to choose from. Prachi Rege dwells deeper into the details

Relief for outstation students as DU admissions begin

Outstation students and their parents on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief as the undergraduate admission process at Delhi University finally kicked off, ending an agonising, week-long wait.

Nature Knights

Driven by passion, many are opting for a unique, out of the box career options. Adventure sports is one such choice that may finds many takers, says Gauri Rane

Woman on top

From not getting an interview call to becoming the managing director of Alfa Laval-Tetra Pak India, Lila Poonawala has stepped up the corportate ladder. She talks to Prachi Rege about breaking the glass ceiling and the importance of hard work irrespective of gender

Read up

Textbooks make staple reading material for every child. However, to realise the true potential of reading, it must go beyond academics, says Sanchayan Bhattacharjee


Mark Poustie, professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde tells Patricia Mascarenhas how humanities and social sciences provide various skills for a broad range of professional fields

A gamut of choices

This academic year, commerce aspirants at the University of Mumbai have a plethora of specialised job-oriented courses to choose from. Prachi Rege tracks the scope.

Straight Talk

How smartly, innovatively and simply can you communicate? With each day springing new opportunities, communication is evolving as preferred career choice. Gauri Rane finds out more.

DU officially scraps FYUP; B.Tech students hold protest

A day after the Delhi University (DU) told the University Grants Commission (UGC) that it was scrapping the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), the varsity`s Academic and Executive Councils on Saturday approved the move.

Essential to impart quality education to youth: Prez

Stressing on the need for imparting quality education to the youth, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said quality upgradation is essential to meet the standards like ancient days when India used to dominate the world scenario in the realm of higher education.

DU`s VC and academic council not working with ego: Madhu Kishwar

Activist Madhu Kishwar on Friday said that Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh and Academic Council are not working with ego in the contentious case of the Four Year University Program.

DU students demand President`s intervention in FYUP issue

Student groups, who have intensified their protest against the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, have demanded the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to resolve the issue, and also sought the resignation of Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh.

Students protest over FYUP row, detained

Amidst the standoff over Delhi University`s four-year undergraduate course, some 30 students were detained here Thursday while trying to march towards Rashtrapati Bhawan.

FYUP row: DU sends new proposal to UGC to end logjam

Facing criticism for delay in admissions, the Delhi University (DU) on Thursday sent a new proposal to the University Grants Commission (UGC) that the Honours courses run by the varsity can be reverted back to the three year format while the B.Tech course can continue to be a four year one.

Global number of children out of school still at 58 mn: UNESCO

Global number of out-of-school children aged 6-11 is still as high as 58 million, showing little overall improvement since 2007, new UNESCO data show. But some countries buck the trend and show that rapid progress is possible.

Swraj Paul honoured for promoting India-UK educational ties

Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work in promoting India-UK educational ties.

Delhi HC refuses to give urgent hearing to petitions on FYUP

The Delhi High Court refused to give an urgent hearing to two cross petitions, one for implementation of the four-year undergraduate programme and the other against it.

Students suffer amid Delhi University-UGC row

The standoff between the UGC and Delhi University over the four-year undergraduate programme continued on Tuesday causing problems for thousands of students, in particular those from outside Delhi.

SC declines PIL on Delhi University`s four-year course

The Supreme Court declined to entertain a public interest plea seeking quashing of the UGC`s directive to Delhi University to dump the four-year under-graduate programme.

The guiding light

Skilled career guidance counsellors are essential to give students clarity on the numerous higher education options that are available for them, says Prachi Rege

The `ex`tra factor

Non academic activities definitely add value to your application while seeking admission to universities abroad. Gauri Rane finds out why

The MOOC phenomenon

In today`s digital age more and more students are opting for online courses to enhance their knowledge. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports.

A marketing plan

Godrej Group has roped in students of filmmaking to fuel a new marketing strategy for their products. Prachi Rege reports on this unique industry-academia tie-up

What’s in the name?

Does where you study really matter in the job process? Patricia Mascarenhas investigates.

FYUP row: DU informs colleges about UGC orders

Delhi University on Monday issued a letter to all its colleges informing them about the two orders from the UGC asking it to conduct the admissions under three-year programme and not the four-year undergraduate programme.

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