Category: Students

The Story of Psychology: A Crash-Course!

“And what would your super-power be?” Asked one of my primary school teachers in one of the activity classes, and left me dumbfounded. While my classmates jumped with ideas, of flying-in-a-cape, burn-the-city-down, fight-with-full-might sort of answers, I kept quiet. Until many years...

/ December 28, 2015

What connects Emotional Quotient and your Dream Job?

All of us have admired the brilliance of the narcissistic, sarcastic and social misfit Dr. Gregory House, from Fox’s popular show House MD.  ‘A genius with side effects‘, is what they called him. Though, this ‘genius’ did manage to tug the...

/ December 15, 2015

‘B.A. Programme is for Losers’ – Think Again!

Maybe it is the unbelievably low cut-offs, or maybe the fact that students of this course are mostly visible in the canteen, but B.A. Programme has always been considered a step-child in DU. Parents would probably never want B.A. Programme...

/ December 13, 2015

The Curse and Blessing of ‘What Next?’

It began with the regular WhatsApp conversation on the night before (read: I-haven’t-studied-anything-I-am-going-to-fail-night) of my friend’s exam. Her final semester exam. 1.47 a.m. Friend 1: Bohot ho gaya! I can’t take this anymore! I am off to Himalayas. Friend 2: Count me...

/ December 10, 2015

Pre-Examination Stress: Good or Bad?

“This wasn’t how it was supposed to be”, you explain to your stressed-out self. You repeat this a million times, while mentally calculate the time duration of all the television series you’ve watched this semester, and then imagining how different your...

/ November 26, 2015

5 Lessons Every Student Must Learn from Ramayana

Every year, the calendar sees a spectacle of light, that goes on for almost a week, that promises to bring with itself hope, happiness and change. Diwali, probably marks the biggest event in the religious calendars of India, and symbolises the...

/ November 11, 2015

Is Online Education already set to fizzle out?

A lot of importance and expectations have been projected on the ‘future’ of education, where computers are expected to make the role of a teacher obsolete. It is not difficult to envision a world of online education, as it provides...

/ November 9, 2015

Engineering Admissions: Including 12th marks Failed

The decision to include class XII board exams marks as a criteria for engineering admission in Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in 2013, has failed to serve the purpose of reducing the influence or coaching and bridge the gender and urban-rural...

/ October 30, 2015

More students in DU from next year

The University of Delhi (DU) has announced that it will increase its undergraduate intake after eight years. Barring certificate, postgraduate, engineering and nursing programmes,  2,330 seats will be added across various courses and colleges. This translates to more number of...

/ October 18, 2015

Delhi Government launches ECA in 54 Schools

The Aam Aadmi Party government is launching an ambitious scheme and bringing private parties on board. As a ‘pilot’, the Directorate of Education (DoE) will execute an intensive Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) programme in 54 ‘model’ schools in the city. Under the...

/ October 14, 2015

Students in English-Medium Schools grow multifold

Up until about six years back, only two of Delhi’s nine districts had more students in English medium schools than in Hindi medium ones. Today, the tables have turned completely, and only three districts now have more Hindi medium students than English medium...

/ October 13, 2015

Delhi Students fare poorly in Mental Health

A recently conducted survey in Delhi-NCR indicates that the mental health of the youth is under severe stress. Conducted by Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, the survey included students between the ages of 18-25 years. 64.6% students reported symptoms of...

/ October 12, 2015

Why 80% Of ‘Engineers’ Are Unemployable

“Pata hai? Bada hokar na main engineer banuga. Mere bhaai ne bhi engineering kari thi. Usmein bahut paise hai.” There goes this story of a professor in a reputed Engineering College who would go around asking lone students about the...

/ September 30, 2015

‘Learning’ not lost; Deleted Syllabus to be Recycled

The recent decision by Delhi Government to reduce 25% syllabus for classes 6 to 8 in its schools in order to incorporate skill-based subjects will not lead to any ‘loss of learning’ to students as efforts are being made to ‘recycle’...

/ September 29, 2015

CM apprises Prez of plans to revamp Delhi Schools

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday brought to speed President of India, Pranab Mukherjee of the AAP’s plans to revamp schools and curriculum in the national capital region. In the meeting, Kejriwal and Sisodia told...

/ September 28, 2015

College of Art Strike Called Off

After the college authorities promised a modern syllabus, an inter-college festival, an annual seminar, an art gallery on the campus and toilets that flush, the students at College of Art decided to withdraw their strike. They, however, warned that the...

/ September 26, 2015

Cashless Payments in your College soon

Realising a huge business opportunity in the Indian Education sector, mobile commerce platform Paytm has introduced cashless payments in a few educational institutions to test waters. Students in these institutions can now pay school fees and dues, cafeteria bills as well...

/ September 25, 2015

Class 8 Delhi students worse off than peers: NCERT

A recent survey conducted by NCERT (National Council Of Educational Research And Training) has found that students of Class VIII in Delhi schools fared way below the national average in fields like mathematics, science and social sciences.

/ September 24, 2015

255 PhD holders amid 2.3 million for 368 ‘Openings’

Indicating the sorry plight of the Indian Education sector, some 255 PhD scholars were among the 2.3 million applicants for 368 ‘ job openings’ for the position of a peon in the state of Uttar Pradesh. What’s probably equally  frightening...

/ September 23, 2015

IIT-D requests Investment & Support after 179th Rank

In the wake of the institution achieving 179th rank, in the QS Worldwide University Rankings, IIT-Delhi has appealed for increased investment and support in the university to increase academic standards, improve opportunities and ensure that the university grows.

/ September 18, 2015