Shradha Chettri

Shradha Chettri

Shradha Chettri was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Shradha Chettri
The letter, signed by 124 English teachers, to Christel R Devadawson, states, “wittingly or unwittingly, there is a serious participatory deficit in the process that finalised the proposed syllabus”. The letter was written on April 27.(Hindustan Times)
The letter, signed by 124 English teachers, to Christel R Devadawson, states, “wittingly or unwittingly, there is a serious participatory deficit in the process that finalised the proposed syllabus”. The letter was written on April 27.(Hindustan Times)
The Delhi University’s Department of Social Work (DSW) hostel has asked its residents to “dress up properly” while in the common room, reigniting a row over dress codes in colleges.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
The Delhi University’s Department of Social Work (DSW) hostel has asked its residents to “dress up properly” while in the common room, reigniting a row over dress codes in colleges.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

DU hostel asks residents to show up in ‘proper’ dress in co-ed common room

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2017 10:47 PM IST
The Delhi University notice prohibits eating, sleeping, bullying or any other indecent behaviour in the common room, and warns of disciplinary against those violating the rules.
Voters stand in a queue at a polling station at the cast their votes at Madanpur khadar in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Voters stand in a queue at a polling station at the cast their votes at Madanpur khadar in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

MCD election 2017: Unauthorised colonies continue to battle for basic amenities

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri and Abhinav Rajput
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2017 09:24 PM IST
Residents listed basic amenities such as sanitation, water supply, sewerage, dangling electric wires and dust pollution as some of the issues which they battle on a daily basis.
The new set of rules comes three months after a violence erupted in Ramjas College after Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid, who was charged with sedition in 2015, was invited to a literary event.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
The new set of rules comes three months after a violence erupted in Ramjas College after Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid, who was charged with sedition in 2015, was invited to a literary event.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

New rules in Ramjas college ban loud music, freshers’ party after 4pm

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2017 12:02 PM IST
According to new rules in DU’s Ramjas College, no functions will be allowed in the campus after 4pm. The new rules also ban use of loud speakers and DJs during college events like farewell or fresher’s party.
Autonomy means that the college will no longer be a constituent college of the Delhi University. It will be free to take its own decisions in framing syllabus, fee structure, starting new college branches and others.(Sonu Mehta/ HT File Photo)
Autonomy means that the college will no longer be a constituent college of the Delhi University. It will be free to take its own decisions in framing syllabus, fee structure, starting new college branches and others.(Sonu Mehta/ HT File Photo)

Delhi: St Stephen’s to go ahead with autonomy, top body gives nod

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2017 11:55 AM IST
The chairman of St Stephen’s governing council has asked the principal to proceed with the application for autonomy to the college, according to a letter circulated among teachers.
As the city is battling the heatwave, students and staff of St Stephen’s complained that the college administration has instructed them not to use ACs.(Hindustan Times)
As the city is battling the heatwave, students and staff of St Stephen’s complained that the college administration has instructed them not to use ACs.(Hindustan Times)

St Stephen’s rues AC diktat as Delhi records hottest April day since 2010

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 05:10 PM IST
As Delhi saw its hottest April day in seven years on Tuesday, students of St Stephen’s College complained that the administration had asked them not to use air conditioners in classrooms, libraries or computers centres.
HT Image(HT Photo)
HT Image(HT Photo)

Women at IIT Delhi hostel told to attend event in ‘full covered, decent dresses’

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri & Heena Kausar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2017 07:51 PM IST
IIT Delhi hostel issued a circular informing the women inmates about the House Day on April 20, which they should attend in “decent” western or Indian dresses.
The admission in charge of the school confirmed that several girls were allotted seats there.(Representative photo)
The admission in charge of the school confirmed that several girls were allotted seats there.(Representative photo)

Delhi blooper: Girls allotted seats in govt schools for boys

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2017 08:12 AM IST
Parents blamed the confusion on the online admission process. The Delhi government had launched online admissions to its schools this year.
.There are around 50 other people living in east Delhi and admitted in different private schools in the area, where children have been going to schools without books.(Representative photo)
.There are around 50 other people living in east Delhi and admitted in different private schools in the area, where children have been going to schools without books.(Representative photo)

In India’s capital, poor children going to schools without books

HIndustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2017 11:33 PM IST
There are around 50 other people living in east Delhi and admitted in different private schools in the area, where children have been going to schools without books.
A final-year student of Delhi University’s Hans Raj College had a narrow escape on Saturday night as the plaster on his hostel room ceiling fell on his bed.
A final-year student of Delhi University’s Hans Raj College had a narrow escape on Saturday night as the plaster on his hostel room ceiling fell on his bed.

Narrow escape for Delhi’s Hans Raj College student as plaster from ceiling falls on hostel bed

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2017 11:11 AM IST
Officiating principal of Delhi University’s Hans Raj College, Rama Sharma, said that the portion of ceiling collapsed because of the cracks that have developed.
People have raised question over the relevance of the paper. Some of them tagged Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Twitter.(Sunil Ghosh / HT file)
People have raised question over the relevance of the paper. Some of them tagged Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Twitter.(Sunil Ghosh / HT file)

CBSE biology students asked which is better, burial or cremation?

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2017 05:03 PM IST
The teachers and students described the Class 12 CBSE Biology paper as tricky and moderately difficult. However one question about cremation practices in the paper led to people questioning the HRD minister.
Student leaders say university authorities bypassed democratic bodies to install CCTV cameras across the campus.(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Student leaders say university authorities bypassed democratic bodies to install CCTV cameras across the campus.(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)

JNU administration files FIR against student leaders for removing hostel CCTV camera

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2017 01:41 PM IST
JNUSU president Mohit Pandey and other union members had dismantled the camera at Brahmaputra hostel on Friday to protest a recently imposed “surveillance rule”.
JNU students block traffic during a protest outside the UGC building in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
JNU students block traffic during a protest outside the UGC building in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

JNU teachers say cuts in number of MPhil, PhD seats in university unconstitutional

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2017 07:45 AM IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) teachers association has said that cuts in the number of seats in MPhil/PhD seats in colleges affiliated to the varsity are unconstitutional.
Every lane and bylane of these illegal colonies are storehouses of garbage, which accumulate for weeks. The residents say that for the corporation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan did not exist.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Every lane and bylane of these illegal colonies are storehouses of garbage, which accumulate for weeks. The residents say that for the corporation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan did not exist.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Illegal colonies in east Delhi clamour for basic civic amenities before April 23 polls

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2017 04:57 PM IST
Roads broken, toilets missing, garbage raising a stink - residents of 295 unauthorised colonies say South Delhi Municipal Corporation has done little to improve their living conditions despite repeated pleas
Last year, it was made mandatory for schools located on government land – such as the Birla Vidya Niketan, Sanskriti School and Delhi Public School-Vasant Kunj – to acquire prior approval of the Directorate of Education (DoE) for effecting the regular 10% fee hike.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Last year, it was made mandatory for schools located on government land – such as the Birla Vidya Niketan, Sanskriti School and Delhi Public School-Vasant Kunj – to acquire prior approval of the Directorate of Education (DoE) for effecting the regular 10% fee hike.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

No immediate fee hike at private schools built on Delhi govt land

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 09:15 AM IST
There will be no fee hike at over 300 private schools located on Delhi government land when the new academic session begins in April, a circular issued by the education department on March 27 has stated.
African students who were injured in Monday’s violence at a Noida hospital on Tuesday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
African students who were injured in Monday’s violence at a Noida hospital on Tuesday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

African students in Greater Noida stay away from public places, colleges; MEA calls assault ‘deplorable’

Hindustan Times | By Vaibhav Jha & Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2017 06:54 AM IST
Fear and anger gripped the African student community on Tuesday despite increased police presence, the Centre’s promise of swift action and more arrests in the violence against Nigerians in Greater Noida a day earlier.
A municipal corporation school in Tughlakabad. The municipal corporations have improved the infrastructure in their schools. However, learning levels have remained dismally low.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A municipal corporation school in Tughlakabad. The municipal corporations have improved the infrastructure in their schools. However, learning levels have remained dismally low.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi municipal corporations make classrooms smart, but fail students

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 02:28 PM IST
Despite starting smart classes and an increase in the teacher-student ratio, learning levels at schools run by Delhi’s municipal corporations remain poor. Enrolment rate shows a decline over the last five years.
Delhi University had to return Rs 108 crore to the University Grants Commission because it was unable to spend it. The varsity still has more than Rs 151 crore remaining with it that has to be utilised by March 31.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Delhi University had to return Rs 108 crore to the University Grants Commission because it was unable to spend it. The varsity still has more than Rs 151 crore remaining with it that has to be utilised by March 31.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

How to spend Rs 151 cr in 7 days, asks Delhi University as UGC funds set to lapse

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2017 09:04 AM IST
Delhi University had to return Rs 108 crore to University Grants Commission as it could not spend it. Now, it has Rs 151 crore more to use by March 31. It’s clearly looking for ideas.
The admission process to MPhil and PhD programmes in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University began on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
The admission process to MPhil and PhD programmes in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University began on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

JNU begins MPhil, PhD admission process but with fewer seats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2017 12:04 AM IST
The admission process for MPhil and PhD programmes in the Jawaharlal Nehru University began Tuesday with reduced number of seats in line with UGC guidelines.
Teachers say this year’s paper was easier compared to the previous year. The pattern of the CBSE Business Studies paper was changed in 2015.(HT FILE)
Teachers say this year’s paper was easier compared to the previous year. The pattern of the CBSE Business Studies paper was changed in 2015.(HT FILE)

Board exams: CBSE Class 12 Business Studies paper tricky, say students

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2017 04:18 PM IST
Students found the CBSE Class 12 Business Studies paper to be tricky and slightly lengthy. However, the paper was easier than last year.
A student shows a class 5 book called ‘Hamari Duniya’ in which the map of India has been published upside down. Books provided by Delhi government in this academic session have several printing errors.
A student shows a class 5 book called ‘Hamari Duniya’ in which the map of India has been published upside down. Books provided by Delhi government in this academic session have several printing errors.

From blank pages to inverted map: Delhi govt’s free textbooks full of errors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2017 11:10 AM IST
The Delhi government provides free textbooks to students between Nursery to Class 8. From Classes 9-12, the government gives money to buy textbook and provides supporting texts. While several books have blank pages, in others, photos are unrecognisable.
Delhi government has allocated Rs 11,300 crore for education in the budget for 2017-18, up from Rs 10,690 crore last year.(HT Photo)
Delhi government has allocated Rs 11,300 crore for education in the budget for 2017-18, up from Rs 10,690 crore last year.(HT Photo)

Delhi budget for education: 10,000 classrooms, tablets to teachers, bananas to students

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2017 11:59 AM IST
Delhi government has allocated Rs 11,300 crore for education in its budget for 2017-18. Deputy CM says education is a priority for AAP government.
Delhi, India - April 8, 2016: G N Saibaba at his residence at Vasant Vihar after granted bail by Supreme Court. University professor Mr Saibaba talks to Hindustan Times Reporter Shradha after being arrested for alleged Maoist links in Delhi, India, on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Delhi, India - April 8, 2016: G N Saibaba at his residence at Vasant Vihar after granted bail by Supreme Court. University professor Mr Saibaba talks to Hindustan Times Reporter Shradha after being arrested for alleged Maoist links in Delhi, India, on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

DU prof Saibaba’s family shocked, says his health biggest concern

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2017 12:03 AM IST
An English professor at Ram Lal Anand College, Saibaba (49), was on Tuesday convicted along with five others under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). He was first arrested in 2014 for alleged Maoist links. He was then suspended from service.
A student or a parent has to register through their mobile number to receive an OTP (one-time password) number. The OTP will help log into the centre locator app.(Hindustan Times)
A student or a parent has to register through their mobile number to receive an OTP (one-time password) number. The OTP will help log into the centre locator app.(Hindustan Times)

CBSE’s new mobile app will help students locate exam centres

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2017 09:50 PM IST
A student or a parent has to register through their mobile number to receive an OTP (one-time password) number. The OTP will help log into the centre locator app.
The move will allow St Stephen’s College to offer honours courses in political science and economics respectively(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
The move will allow St Stephen’s College to offer honours courses in political science and economics respectively(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Stephens to offer Political Science as DU adds new courses this academic year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2017 12:58 PM IST
The university decided to launch additional courses in some of its 63 affiliated colleges from this academic session, after its executive council approved on February 28 a proposal for introduction of new subjects.
Family members mourn the death of 17-year-old Atul Arora who died on the spot when he was allegedly knocked down by a speeding Mercedes in the Paschim Vihar area of Delhi on Sunday night.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Family members mourn the death of 17-year-old Atul Arora who died on the spot when he was allegedly knocked down by a speeding Mercedes in the Paschim Vihar area of Delhi on Sunday night.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Mercedes hit and run: Underage driving big problem in Delhi, say school principals

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri and Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2017 11:03 AM IST
Atul Arora, 17, was riding a scooter when he was allegedly knocked down by a speeding Mercedes in the Paschim Vihar area of Delhi, the latest in a series of hit-and-run accidents in the national capital. He was allegedly riding without helmet and licence, police say
Students marching from Mandi House to Parliament Street against violence at Ramjas College last week.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Students marching from Mandi House to Parliament Street against violence at Ramjas College last week.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

DU protests highlights: Kanhaiya, Umar, Najeeb’s mother join anti-ABVP march

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri and Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2017 07:17 PM IST
Delhi University students march from Mandi House to Parliament against alleged hooliganism by ABVP at Ramjas college and to assert academic freedom.
Students, teachers and Left-leaning student groups of Delhi University will march from Mandi House to Parliament Street today.(PTI File Photo)
Students, teachers and Left-leaning student groups of Delhi University will march from Mandi House to Parliament Street today.(PTI File Photo)

DU students to take out march to Parliament Street against ABVP ‘hooliganism’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2017 10:48 AM IST
Students, teachers and Left-leaning student groups of Delhi University will march from Mandi House to Parliament Street on Saturday afternoon.
The basketball court in The Mother’s International School, Delhi.(Wikimedia Commons)
The basketball court in The Mother’s International School, Delhi.(Wikimedia Commons)

Delhi govt questions land ownership of Mother’s International, Mirambika school

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shradha Chettri
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2017 02:14 PM IST
The Shri Aurobindo Education Society is in possession of total 30 acres of land at Aurobindo Marg in South Delhi.
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