GNDU records 21.5 pc increase in admissions, reverses trend

Nitin Jain / Chandigarh Reversing the trend of more and more students from Punjab going abroad for higher education, the Guru Nanak DevUniversity (GNDU) has recorded a whopping 21.5 per cent increase in the admissions this academic session. This includes 15 per cent increase in the intake of students from outside Punjab. Confirming the development, […]

Bangladesh student protest spurs warning against opposition meddling

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 3 : A massive student protest in Bangladesh triggered by the death of two teenagers run down by a speeding bus in the capital has worried the government ahead of a general election and prompted a warning against opposition meddling. Traffic in heavily congested Dhaka has been paralysed and 317 […]

Venezuelan protests against government leave two students dead

By Eyanir Chinea and Anggy Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, Apr 20 : Two Venezuelan students died after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis. Opposition supporters yesterday protested in Caracas and other cities in what they called “the mother of all […]

Indonesian students, activists lambast minister’s doorless dorms proposal

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Eveline Danubrata JAKARTA, Nov 2 : Indonesian students and activists said today that a minister’s suggestion to remove doors at college dormitories to prevent sexual promiscuity would infringe privacy and compromise security. Indonesian social affairs minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa said she was inspired by her visit to the doorless […]

Students of St Francis keep their flag flying high in Lucknow

Ajit Chak / Lucknow:   It is one of LucknowÔÇÖs oldest schools and it has seen several literate and erudite gentlemen come out of its halls of learning. St Francis College near the famous Hazratganj Market of Lucknow and the Shahnajaf Imambara is today one of the most coveted schools were parents vie to send […]

Caught in fee trap, South African university students rebel

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Stella Mapenzauswa JOHANNESBURG, Oct 7 : A protest against prohibitive fees threatens to derail South Africa’s university calendar but impoverished students like Mmakatleho Sefatsa, who already face expulsion over unpaid bills, say they have nothing to lose. The African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994 with promises to provide […]