Heena Kausar

Heena Kausar

Heena Kausar covers schools, universities and student politics in Delhi. A journalist for five years, she started her career in Kashmir and has closely tracked the entry of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi’s political space.

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Last year, 18% of the students in Delhi University’s two-year MBA full-time course at Faculty Management Studies were women and this year it is 38%.(HT Photo)
Last year, 18% of the students in Delhi University’s two-year MBA full-time course at Faculty Management Studies were women and this year it is 38%.(HT Photo)

DU admissions 2018: 110% jump in women students taken for 2-year MBA course at FMS

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
There has been a 110% jump in the number of women candidates securing admission to the two- year MBA course of Delhi University’s Faculty Management Studies (FMS).
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Jamia Milia University Building pictures . The university has imposed a curfew at 9pm for female students residing in the hostels.(Sonu Mehta /HT File Photo)
Jamia Milia University Building pictures . The university has imposed a curfew at 9pm for female students residing in the hostels.(Sonu Mehta /HT File Photo)

Jamia women’s hostel form tells students to refrain from protests

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:54 AM IST
Jamia Millia Islamia University has imposed a curfew at 9pm for female students residing in the hostels despite extending it to 10.30 pm following massive protests by students earlier this year.
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The CBSE, however, maintained that the percentage of mistakes have come down.(HT/Photo for representation)
The CBSE, however, maintained that the percentage of mistakes have come down.(HT/Photo for representation)

Suspend teachers for miscalculating board exam papers, CBSE tells schools

By Neelam Pandey and Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 08:36 AM IST
Five teachers from Delhi region — three from government schools and two from private schools — have been suspended by the CBSE after anomalies of up to 50-55 marks were found during re-evaluation of Class 10 and 12 examination papers.
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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)

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

By A Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:19 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Heena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:20 PM IST
DU admissions 2018: No second list? Top colleges may seal popular courses
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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)

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

By A Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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.
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Students fill in application forms at North Campus after the first cut-off list for admissions to the colleges, under Delhi University, were declared in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The admission under the first cut-off list will end on Thursday at 1pm for regular colleges and 7pm for evening colleges.(PTI)
Students fill in application forms at North Campus after the first cut-off list for admissions to the colleges, under Delhi University, were declared in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The admission under the first cut-off list will end on Thursday at 1pm for regular colleges and 7pm for evening colleges.(PTI)

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

By Heena Kausar and A Mariyam Alvi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:23 PM IST
Many popular courses in the more sought-after institutions may not be available after the first list, principals says, as admissions to aroun 10% of the available seats have already been approved.
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Delhi University aspirants standing in long queues to get admission for the new academic session 2018-19 at Hindu College in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Delhi University aspirants standing in long queues to get admission for the new academic session 2018-19 at Hindu College in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Steep cut-offs make it tough to bag DU seat, students below 90% may not get admission into popular courses

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:29 PM IST
For those seeking admission in Delhi University’s on-campus colleges, the competition is tougher with no college offering any of the popular courses for less than 95%.
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Delhi University aspirants standing in long queues to get admission for the new academic session 2018-19 at Hindu College in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Delhi University aspirants standing in long queues to get admission for the new academic session 2018-19 at Hindu College in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Steep cut-offs make it tough to bag DU seat, students below 90% may not get admission into popular courses

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:27 PM IST
For those seeking admission in Delhi University’s on-campus colleges, the competition is tougher with no college offering any of the popular courses for less than 95%.
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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)

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

By Heena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 09:46 PM IST
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.
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The Bachelor of Vocational Degree (B Voc) programme is currently being offered at three DU colleges.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)
The Bachelor of Vocational Degree (B Voc) programme is currently being offered at three DU colleges.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)

Students of DU vocational courses can opt out after completing first, second year with degrees

By Heena Kausar | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Under the six skill-based courses, students will have the flexibility to opt out after completing the first or the second year with diploma and advance diploma degrees respectively. They will also be allowed to rejoin the courses and complete their degree.
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DU admission 2018: DU will conduct a joint admission test on June 22. The university is also starting its sports trials on the same day.(HT photo)
DU admission 2018: DU will conduct a joint admission test on June 22. The university is also starting its sports trials on the same day.(HT photo)

DU admission 2018: Entrance test clash with sports trial irks students

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:58 PM IST
DU admission 2018: Delhi University has made a provision where students can send someone on their behalf with a copy of their admit card and an application to give the trials later.
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St.Stephen's College at Delhi University in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
St.Stephen's College at Delhi University in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

St Stephen’s College raises cut-offs in humanities courses, slight dip in science

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 12:03 AM IST
The highest cut-offs of St Stephen’s College were for Economics (Hons) at 98.75%, and 98% and 97.5% for Humanities and Science students.
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DU admission 2018: Students applying to the four Sikh minority colleges, need not fill in a separate form. They have to fill the central registration form and choose the colleges as top priority ones.(HT file photo)
DU admission 2018: Students applying to the four Sikh minority colleges, need not fill in a separate form. They have to fill the central registration form and choose the colleges as top priority ones.(HT file photo)

DU admission 2018: At minority colleges, a slight difference in admission process

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 04:00 PM IST
DU admission 2018: The online registration process for St Stephen’s College will continue till June 10 — three days after the Delhi University closes its centralised registration process.
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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)

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

By Heena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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
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A CBSE official said that the number of students scoring 100 marks in economics paper this year is 1,659.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A CBSE official said that the number of students scoring 100 marks in economics paper this year is 1,659.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

CBSE Class 12 result 2018: Despite re-test, pass percentage in economics improves

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 02:53 PM IST
The CBSE Board exams were marred by controversy this year with question paper leaks being reported from Delhi-NCR, Haryana and Jharkhand of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics.
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The number of students scoring 90% and above this year is 72,599, which is an increase of almost 19,000 from last year, according to information shared by the board.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)
The number of students scoring 90% and above this year is 72,599, which is an increase of almost 19,000 from last year, according to information shared by the board.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

CBSE Class 12 result 2018: Students scoring 95% or above soars in India

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 11:39 AM IST
This year, 12,737 students scored 95% and above marks, which is 2,646 more from last year’s 10,138; In Delhi, 2,237 students scored above 95%.
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CBSE Class 12 topper Meghna Srivastava of humanities stream scored 499 marks out of 500.(ANI)
CBSE Class 12 topper Meghna Srivastava of humanities stream scored 499 marks out of 500.(ANI)

CBSE Class 12 topper Meghna Srivastava scores 499 out of 500

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 07:14 PM IST
CBSE Board Results 2018: Meghna Srivastava, a student of Step by Step School, lost out on just one mark in English. Anoushka Chandra, who studies in Ghaziabad’s SAJ School, scored 498 marks to come second. Seven students shared the third spot, scoring 497 marks.
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Meritorious students of St Joseph`s school celebrate their success in CBSE class12th exams in Bhopal, India, on Saturday, May 26.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Meritorious students of St Joseph`s school celebrate their success in CBSE class12th exams in Bhopal, India, on Saturday, May 26.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

CBSE 12th result 2018 declared, 83.01% students pass

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 03:34 PM IST
CBSE 12th result 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results of Class 12 board examinations on its official website on Saturday.
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CBSE Class 12 results 2018 declared, Trivandrum region tops, Chennai second : Highlights

By Nilesh Mathur/Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 11:06 PM IST
CBSE Class 12 results 2018: A total of 11,86,306 candidates registered for the Class 12 examination that were held at 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres outside the country.
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Delhi University officials said they would upload the information bulletin on the website, www. du.ac.in.(HT/File Photo)
Delhi University officials said they would upload the information bulletin on the website, www. du.ac.in.(HT/File Photo)

DU admission process for 2018-19 session starts, online registration from May 15

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Delhi University officials said students can start filling the registration form with basic details and choice of courses till CBSE results for Class 12 are announced, most likely in May last week.
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Students go through a last-minute revision for their CBSE board examination, in Noida. Class 12 students are appearing for a retest of the economics paper after the board admitted that questions had been leaked ahead of the exam.(Sunil Ghosh /HT File Photo)
Students go through a last-minute revision for their CBSE board examination, in Noida. Class 12 students are appearing for a retest of the economics paper after the board admitted that questions had been leaked ahead of the exam.(Sunil Ghosh /HT File Photo)

CBSE says ‘special strategy’ in place to avoid leaks as Class 12 students appear for Economics retest

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Around 5 lakh students of Class 12 are taking the exam across the country and at centres abroad.
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The entry point for school education in the Delhi is nursery admission, which is a highly competitive process with most parents in the city struggling to secure a seat in a few schools of their choice.
The entry point for school education in the Delhi is nursery admission, which is a highly competitive process with most parents in the city struggling to secure a seat in a few schools of their choice.

Delhi govt and private schools to be graded based on academics, infrastructure

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 09:13 AM IST
To evaluate schools on the teaching-learning parameters, the institutes will be asked to submit information on the number of teachers, students, classrooms, library and laboratory facilities.
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Students coming out of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Bhopal. Around 1.7 million students appeared for the Class 10 Mathematics exam on March 28.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Students coming out of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Bhopal. Around 1.7 million students appeared for the Class 10 Mathematics exam on March 28.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

CBSE board says class 10 mathematics retest won’t be held

By Neelam Pandey & Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 12:23 PM IST
A CBSE official said that a thorough analysis of the Class 10 mathematics answer sheets was done and no trend emerged that shows that the purported leak impacted the exam.
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A tutor of the Easy Classes tuition centre was allegedly involved in leaking the Class 12 economics paper, in Bawana, New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
A tutor of the Easy Classes tuition centre was allegedly involved in leaking the Class 12 economics paper, in Bawana, New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Delhi Police arrests 2 teachers and tutor for leaking paper, CBSE official suspended for ‘lax’ supervision

By Shiv Sunny and Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 05:59 PM IST
Two teachers opened the sealed question papers, took photos on their mobile phones, and shared them with a coaching centre tutor in a private coaching centre in Bawana.
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Delhi University has given ‘in principle’ approval to names of experts sent by Delhi government for constituting governing bodies (GB) in 28 colleges funded by it,(Anupam Prashant Minz/HT PHOTO)
Delhi University has given ‘in principle’ approval to names of experts sent by Delhi government for constituting governing bodies (GB) in 28 colleges funded by it,(Anupam Prashant Minz/HT PHOTO)

DU gives in-principle nod to names for governing bodies of Delhi govt-funded colleges

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 11:18 PM IST
Trouble started in September last year when the government withheld funds from the colleges after July as the colleges had no GBs for over ten months at that time.
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Out of 6,428 calls received on the CBSE helpline, about 4,322 are queries regarding forms, spelling mistakes, and downloading sample papers. The remaining 2,106 calls are counselling-related and are handled by trained counsellors.(HT file photo)
Out of 6,428 calls received on the CBSE helpline, about 4,322 are queries regarding forms, spelling mistakes, and downloading sample papers. The remaining 2,106 calls are counselling-related and are handled by trained counsellors.(HT file photo)

CBSE helpline gets queries on break-ups, memory loss, ill-treatment by parents

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2018 12:36 PM IST
A total of 91 counsellors based in India and abroad have been answering queries of students on CBSE helpline — 1800-11-8004 — in the run-up to the Class 10 and 12 board exams starting March 5.
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Former CM Sheila Dikshit blames Delhi government for ‘collapse of institutions’.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former CM Sheila Dikshit blames Delhi government for ‘collapse of institutions’.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘World is watching Delhi set low standards’: Sheila Dikshit on chief secretary row

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal with a delegation, including Dikshit, that asked the L-G to provide security to government officials.
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Officials said the proposal was discussed in the committee meeting last week .(HT File)
Officials said the proposal was discussed in the committee meeting last week .(HT File)

DU may limit cutoff lists to five, remaining seats to be filled by counselling

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2018 08:42 AM IST
Officials in the undergraduate admission committee said they were concerned that too many cutoff lists lead to admissions continuing even after classes start.
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Education minister Manish Sisodia has asked education department officials to compile a list of 10 worst performing schools in each zone after reviewing midterm and pre-board results.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file)
Education minister Manish Sisodia has asked education department officials to compile a list of 10 worst performing schools in each zone after reviewing midterm and pre-board results.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file)

Class 10 pre-board exams: Teachers in 120 govt schools given notice over poor results

By Heena Kausar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2018 12:10 PM IST
Out of 1,34,200 students who appeared for the exams, only 42,224 students passed.
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