Ambedkar University Delhi Readies Course on Happiness for Judiciary

Within a month of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi proposing happiness classes in judicial academies, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) has started designing the curriculum. The curriculum, which will focus on behaviour of judicial officers, is likely to be ready soon to be a part of the syllabus at judicial academies. “We are working on the programme. […]

CBSE to charge full fees from SC/ST students, asks Govt to reimburse it directly

On Sunday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that Delhi Government may reimburse the examination fee paid by SC/ST students of Class X and XII studying in Government schools directly to the students as the board will now take full amount from the reserved category (SC/ST) students. The board announced to have doubled the […]

Urdu & Persian Words in FIR: High Court directs Police not to use such “bombastic” language

HC Bench comprising of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar stated that,“Too much flowery language, the meaning of which is to be found out by a dictionary, should not be used. An FIR should be in the words of the complainant”. Bench further added that,”Police is there for public at large and […]

High Court: Engineering Degree holders can’t be appointed as Junior Engineers

A three-judge bench comprising of Justice B K Narayana, Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice Pankaj Bhatia were of the view that the State Government has the power to prescribe the requisite qualification required for an advertised post and it cannot be a matter for judicial review. In the present case, the state government while issuing […]

High Court to State: How can a College with 70% seats reserved for Local Students claim be a National Institution

A query by a bench comprising of Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari and Justice Sandeep Shindes came on a petition by nine students from universities other than Mumbai. They alleged that due to inaction of JBIMS, Mumbai University and the government in forwarding the proposal for renewal/extension of the autonomous status of JBIMS to University Grants Commission, the […]

Distance Education of NALSAR University, Hyderabad invites online applications for Distance Courses for Session 2019-20

The Directorate of Distance Education at NALSAR invites applications for admission to the following courses for the academic year 2019-20. 2-Year M.A. (Aviation Law and Air Transport Management) 2-Year M.A. (Security & Defence Laws) One-Year Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation Law and Air Transport Management One-Year Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Maritime Laws These courses […]

UGC Warns Universities to be More Sensitive on Caste Discrimination Complaints

In a circular to all the vice-chancellors of universities, Rajnish Jain, secretary of UGC, has urged the officials & faculty members to desist from any act of discrimination against SC/ST students on grounds of their social origin. He further directed higher educational institutions to develop a separate page on their website for lodging such complaints […]

Lok Sabha Passes Teachers’ Reservation Bill

Overturning a Supreme Court decision on reservation in appointment of teachers in universities, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill that proposes to make a university or college a unit instead of a department for the purpose of providing reservation. The Bill is applicable to all Central universities. The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in […]

NLSIU students urge Executive Council to roll back 25% fee hike

The topic of the exorbitant cost of legal education has assumed the spotlight once again, this time at India’s oldest NLU, National School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. Students are up in arms over a 25% hike in the annual fees at NLSIU, introduced through a notification dated June 15. The fee at NLSIU has […]

Supreme Court refuses to extend counselling deadline for post-grad medical seats

The Supreme Court Friday refused to extend the schedule of counselling for filling up as many as 603 vacant seats in post-graduate medical and dental courses in deemed universities and private colleges. A vacation bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant disposed of a plea by the Education Promotion Society of India, a registered […]