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

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).
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)
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
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Jamia women’s hostel form tells students to refrain from protests

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 08:54 AM IST
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Suspend teachers for miscalculating board exam papers, CBSE tells schools

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 08:36 AM IST
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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
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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
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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
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DU admissions 2018: More ‘realistic’ cut-offs filling up seats faster

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:23 PM IST
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Steep cut-offs make it tough to bag DU seat, students below 90% may not get admission into popular courses

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%.
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)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:29 PM IST
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Steep cut-offs make it tough to bag DU seat, students below 90% may not get admission into popular courses

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%.
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)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:27 PM IST
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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
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Students of DU vocational courses can opt out after completing first, second year with degrees

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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DU admission 2018: Entrance test clash with sports trial irks students

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:58 PM IST
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St Stephen’s College raises cut-offs in humanities courses, slight dip in science

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:03 AM IST
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DU admission 2018: At minority colleges, a slight difference in admission process

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 04:00 PM IST
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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
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi

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

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.
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)
Updated on May 27, 2018 02:53 PM IST
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CBSE Class 12 result 2018: Students scoring 95% or above soars in India

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%.
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)
Updated on May 27, 2018 11:39 AM IST
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CBSE Class 12 topper Meghna Srivastava scores 499 out of 500

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.
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)
Updated on May 26, 2018 07:14 PM IST
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CBSE 12th result 2018 declared, 83.01% students pass

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.
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)
Updated on May 26, 2018 03:34 PM IST
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CBSE Class 12 results 2018 declared, Trivandrum region tops, Chennai second : Highlights

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.
Updated on May 29, 2018 11:06 PM IST
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DU admission process for 2018-19 session starts, online registration from May 15

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.
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)
Updated on May 10, 2018 11:52 PM IST
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CBSE says ‘special strategy’ in place to avoid leaks as Class 12 students appear for Economics retest

Around 5 lakh students of Class 12 are taking the exam across the country and at centres abroad.
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)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 09:50 AM IST
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Delhi govt and private schools to be graded based on academics, infrastructure

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.
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.
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 09:13 AM IST
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CBSE board says class 10 mathematics retest won’t be held

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 12:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeelam Pandey & Heena Kausar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 05:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShiv Sunny and Heena Kausar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Mar 08, 2018 11:18 PM IST
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CBSE helpline gets queries on break-ups, memory loss, ill-treatment by parents

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 26, 2018 12:36 PM IST
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‘World is watching Delhi set low standards’: Sheila Dikshit on chief secretary row

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 21, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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DU may limit cutoff lists to five, remaining seats to be filled by counselling

Officials in the undergraduate admission committee said they were concerned that too many cutoff lists lead to admissions continuing even after classes start.
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)
Updated on Feb 19, 2018 08:42 AM IST
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Class 10 pre-board exams: Teachers in 120 govt schools given notice over poor results

Out of 1,34,200 students who appeared for the exams, only 42,224 students passed.
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)
Updated on Feb 16, 2018 12:10 PM IST
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