A Mariyam Alavi

Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.

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DU admissions 2018: 11,000 admissions under 1st cutoff list

DU admissions 2018: Some colleges may not issue a second list for popular courses, and even if they do, the cutoff is not expected to drop by more than a percentage point
DU admissions 2018: Aspirants fill their admission forms for the new academic session 2018-19 at Daulat Ram College on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
DU admissions 2018: Aspirants fill their admission forms for the new academic session 2018-19 at Daulat Ram College on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kausar

DU admissions 2018: DU seats filling up faster with more ‘realistic’ cut-offs

DU admissions 2018: No second list? Top colleges may seal popular courses
Delhi university aspirants fill admission forms at Daulat Ram College on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi university aspirants fill admission forms at Daulat Ram College on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi

DU admission 2018: Day 2 smoother, more seats filled

DU admission 2018: Colleges and students said the process was faster and better than the first day.
Delhi University aspirants fill their admission forms for the new academic session 2018-19 at Hansraj College in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi University aspirants fill their admission forms for the new academic session 2018-19 at Hansraj College in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByChandana Krishnegowda and A Mariyam Alavi

DU admission 2018: Many hopes riding on the second cutoff list

DU admission 2018: Many off­campus colleges will bring out their second list for some courses. However, the drop in cutoff percentage is expected to be minimal.
This year, DU approved more applications on the first two days of admission than it ever did over three days last year, and some prominent colleges have said that they may not be issuing a second list for certain subjects.(HT file photo)
This year, DU approved more applications on the first two days of admission than it ever did over three days last year, and some prominent colleges have said that they may not be issuing a second list for certain subjects.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kausar

DU cut-off 2018: Servers slow down on Day 1, students say unable to download application form

DU first cut-off 2018 : The first list of cut-off percentages was announced on Monday night, and students who make the cut have until Thursday to get their documents verified and the admissions approved
DU first cut-off 2018 : Delhi University aspirants fill their admission form for the academic session 2018-19 at Ramjas College in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
DU first cut-off 2018 : Delhi University aspirants fill their admission form for the academic session 2018-19 at Ramjas College in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Anna Priyadarshini

DU admissions 2018 first cut-off highlights: 98.50% for economics (H) at SRCC

DU admissions 2018: Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Monday released its first cut-off for economics and BCom Honours for the 2018-19 academic year.
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Monday released its first cut-off for Economics and BCom Honours for the 2018-19 academic year.(HT file)
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Monday released its first cut-off for Economics and BCom Honours for the 2018-19 academic year.(HT file)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi

DU admissions 2018: Maximum ECA applications for NCC

DU admissions 2018: With only 15 colleges posting requirements for NCC cadets this admission cycle, competition may be high.
DU admissions 2018: According to a university official, this year, around 900 seats will be available under the category. Over 17,000 students have applied under the ECA category.(HT photo)
DU admissions 2018: According to a university official, this year, around 900 seats will be available under the category. Over 17,000 students have applied under the ECA category.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

DU admission 2018: Apply for diploma in cyber security by June 30

DU admission 2018: The course will teach students about vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, and will teach students to check the resilience of systems in the face of data breach, hacking and privacy.
DU admission 2018: Applicants apply to the course through the DU postgraduate programmes’ admission portal.(File photo)
DU admission 2018: Applicants apply to the course through the DU postgraduate programmes’ admission portal.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Want to work and study? Delhi University has an option for girls

DU admission 2018: Girls who cannot attend regular college have an option of studying from Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB), provided they are residents of NCT Delhi.
DU admission 2018: Currently, there are 12,168 undergraduate NCWEB seats up for grabs at 26 of its centres.(File photo)
DU admission 2018: Currently, there are 12,168 undergraduate NCWEB seats up for grabs at 26 of its centres.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi

DU aspirants with learning disabilities stranded as no authority to issue certificate

DU admission 2018: Students with learning disabilities have to submit a disability certificate along with their application. However, the hospital listed as the authority to issue the disability certificate by the Delhi government has stopped doing so following new rules being framed earlier this year.
DU admission 2018: According to a Delhi government website, the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) is suppose to issue these certificates.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
DU admission 2018: According to a Delhi government website, the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) is suppose to issue these certificates.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 30, 2018 01:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

CBSE Class 10 results: Four students top exam with 499 out of 500 marks

CBSE Class 10 result: Four students scored 499 out of 500 marks to be joint toppers in the exam. Girls did better than boys with an overall passing percentage of 88.67 compared to 85.32 for boys
Students celebrate CBSE 10 results at Apeejay School Nerul in Navi Mumbai.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Students celebrate CBSE 10 results at Apeejay School Nerul in Navi Mumbai.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2018 11:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi

CBSE Class 12 result: Govt schools post best results in 20 years

According to data shared by CBSE, 90.68% of government school students passed the exams this year, while only 88.35% of the students from “independent” institutions cleared the exam in Delhi.
Students check CBSE exam results for Class 12 on Saturday, in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/ HT Photo)
Students check CBSE exam results for Class 12 on Saturday, in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi

7,000 JNU students to get warning letters for not meeting attendance rule

Students oppose decision, say authorities are not treating them like adults.
Jawaharlal Nehru University ) students wait to cast their vote in a campus election.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT file photo)
Jawaharlal Nehru University ) students wait to cast their vote in a campus election.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 04:08 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi

JNU teacher accused of sexual harassment and molestation, third incident in two months

Earlier a professor was arrested following complaints by 8 students and a case is pending with a committee against another.
A March, 2018 photo of the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protesting against the professor who was accused of sexually harassing students, in New Delhi.(HT file photo)
A March, 2018 photo of the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protesting against the professor who was accused of sexually harassing students, in New Delhi.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 02:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Karn Pratap Singh

CBSE retest: Students defend ‘Bhaiya’ accused of paper leak

Bhaiya’s coaching centre runs out of the basement of an old building in Delhi’s Rajendra Nagar and is the tuition centre of choice for many, according to local residents who gathered there.
Students standing outside Vickey Bhaiya's Institute at Rajendra Nagar in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Students standing outside Vickey Bhaiya's Institute at Rajendra Nagar in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi

Few turn up on Day 3 of Anna Hazare’s hunger strike in Delhi; leader loses 3.5 kg after fasting

On Saturday, there were around 2,000 people, and on Sunday, less than 1,500 turned up at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.
Activist Anna Hazare at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday. People have attributed the thinning of crowds at Hazare’s protest to multiple reasons, including the absence of a strong anti-incumbency sentiment.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Activist Anna Hazare at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday. People have attributed the thinning of crowds at Hazare’s protest to multiple reasons, including the absence of a strong anti-incumbency sentiment.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 11:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi

CBSE Board exams: Maximum registered students from Delhi

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams for Class 10 and 12 are slated to begin on March 5. Delhi also has the maximum aspirants under the differently abled category.
Delhi also has the maximum number of differently abled students who will attempt board exams this year. The examination will start from March 5.(HT Photo)
Delhi also has the maximum number of differently abled students who will attempt board exams this year. The examination will start from March 5.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2018 05:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Masked men shoot businessman in CP’s inner circle

The incident reportedly took place at 10.15am in A Block of Connaught Place when 50-year-old Tasveer Singh was shot in the back by one of the two masked robbers.
Connaught Place is a busy shopping hub and office district in central Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Connaught Place is a busy shopping hub and office district in central Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2018 10:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Shiv Sunny

DU professor devises new techniques to extract fingerprints

GS Sodhi, after almost ten years of research, has developed three patented chemical methods to extract fingerprints even if the prints are doused with water, buried in soil, or burnt and covered in soot.
GS Sodhi (middle) with his students at Delhi University’s Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
GS Sodhi (middle) with his students at Delhi University’s Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 24, 2018 11:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

JNU students, teachers to take protest to HRD ministry

The teachers’ association (JNUTA) of the university on Saturday said they will be staging a sit-in protest on Monday, which will be joined by the students’ union (JNUSU)
The teachers’ association (JNUTA) of the university on Saturday said they will be staging a sit-in protest on Monday, which will be joined by the students’ union (JNUSU).(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The teachers’ association (JNUTA) of the university on Saturday said they will be staging a sit-in protest on Monday, which will be joined by the students’ union (JNUSU).(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 17, 2018 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Delhi education: Schools of excellence will have best teachers, only 25 students in a class

The school of excellence inaugurated in Dwarka Sector 22 has a four-storeyed building sprawling across 6,050 sqm with 34 classrooms, three laboratories, a multi-purpose hall, an art room, a library and a computer room. Four other such schools — one each in Khichripur, Rohini Sector 17, Kalkaji and Phase II JJ Colony in Madanpur Khadar — have been proposed.
The school of excellence in Dwarka Sector 22 that was inaugurated by Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday.(HT Photo)
The school of excellence in Dwarka Sector 22 that was inaugurated by Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

JNU protests: FIR against student union members for ‘siege’ at V-C’s office over attendance policy

At least 500 JNU students gathered at the off-limits ‘freedom square’ to protest a new attendance policy, blocking the administrative offices in a bid to force a dialogue with vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.
JNU students sit in around the office block in protest against a new attendance policy, on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
JNU students sit in around the office block in protest against a new attendance policy, on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

JNU students ‘confine’ officials over mandatory attendance issue

A statement released by the registrar claims that the students had “blocked the way” of two rectors when they had tried to step out for lunch earlier in the day. The students apparently also “chased” rector I back into the building when he tried to leave for a class around 4pm.
New Delhi, India - February 15, 2018: Huge protest going on in JNU and students have surrounded the office block. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) (To go with Mariyam’s story)
New Delhi, India - February 15, 2018: Huge protest going on in JNU and students have surrounded the office block. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) (To go with Mariyam’s story)
Updated on Feb 16, 2018 07:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Nursery admissions: First list out, next list on Feb 28

Parents have until February 20 to resolve any queries regarding the points allotted to their children.
The first list of selected candidates for nursery class in Delhi’s private unaided schools was announced on Thursday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The first list of selected candidates for nursery class in Delhi’s private unaided schools was announced on Thursday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 15, 2018 11:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

JNU continues to simmer after new attendance policy guidelines

Hundreds of students gathered at the outlawed ‘freedom square’, outside the administrative block to witness the programme that was organised as part of the ongoing agitations against the new attendance policy on campus.
Hundreds of students gathered at the outlawed ‘freedom square’, outside the administrative block to witness the programme that was organised as part of the ongoing agitations against the new attendance policy on campus.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Hundreds of students gathered at the outlawed ‘freedom square’, outside the administrative block to witness the programme that was organised as part of the ongoing agitations against the new attendance policy on campus.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 12, 2018 11:56 PM IST
ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Students protest sexual harassment in two Delhi University colleges

On Tuesday, a Bharati College student wrote to the university officials alleging that a teacher had sent her “lewd messages” and made phone calls at “inappropriate times” trying to hold “vulgar conversations” last year.
On Wednesday, around 50 people led by members of the Pinjra Tod movement, submitted a memorandum at the proctor’s office seeking action in the wake of the DRC incident.
On Wednesday, around 50 people led by members of the Pinjra Tod movement, submitted a memorandum at the proctor’s office seeking action in the wake of the DRC incident.
Updated on Feb 07, 2018 10:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Poor results in class 10 pre-boards prompt Delhi govt to draw up action plan

isodia has now asked deputy directors of education to compile a list of the 10 worst-performing schools in each zone, and prepare an action plan to boost class 10 performances.
Less than a third of class 10 students in government schools who attempted the pre-board exams have passed.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Less than a third of class 10 students in government schools who attempted the pre-board exams have passed.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 03, 2018 12:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

46 years after actor Balraj Sahni’s ‘radical’ speech, JNU to host its 2nd convocation

The first and only convocation at JNU was held in 1972, when noted actor and theatre personality Balraj Sahni had given the convocation address
Actor Balraj Sahni and G Parthasarathi, Vice Chancellor, JNU, head to address Jawaharlal Nehru University’s convocation in New Delhi in 1972.(HT Archives)
Actor Balraj Sahni and G Parthasarathi, Vice Chancellor, JNU, head to address Jawaharlal Nehru University’s convocation in New Delhi in 1972.(HT Archives)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 07:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Holiday, parade and even a song: Here’s how India defines Republic Day

Hindustan Times asked people in different parts of central Delhi if they knew what a republic was and understood the significance of the celebrations. Here’s what they had to say
Hindustan Times asked people in different parts of central Delhi if they knew what a republic was and understood the significance of the celebrations.
Hindustan Times asked people in different parts of central Delhi if they knew what a republic was and understood the significance of the celebrations.
Updated on Jan 26, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Gulam Jeelani, New Delhi:

Students may have to face aptitude test for admission to DU from next yr

If the proposal is implemented, the aptitude test could apply to all undergraduate programmes
Students filling up Delhi University admission form in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Students filling up Delhi University admission form in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2018 11:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi
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