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Delhi: After Covid halt, will University Special buses hit streets again?

The bus service which ran from North Campus was halted in March 2020 during the first lockdown. Once a mainstay for students, the U-Special has over the years lost ground to the Delhi Metro

This 1974 photo shows DU students protesting ‘inadequate public transport’ in the city, and stop a U-Special bus from plying inside the university’s North Campus. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 12, 2022 01:55 AM IST

Fill unreserved seats solely on basis of CUET: Delhi University to Stephen’s

In the letter to St Stephen’s principal John Varghese on Monday, DU registrar Vikas Gupta wrote that the admission policy of the varsity, which mandated that admissions for the 2022-23 session shall be on the basis of CUET-2022 scores, applied to all its colleges.

Students at Delhi University's north campus.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
Published on May 10, 2022 02:25 AM IST
BySadia Akhtar, New Delhi

DU at 100: The nursery of political luminaries

The Delhi University Students’ Union has been inextricably linked with national politics, with student leaders from various ideologies fighting for the seats on its prestigious panel

Former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley was elected DUSU president in 1974. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 05, 2022 01:00 AM IST
ByFareeha Iftikhar and Risha Chitlangia

DU at 100: Schools of excellence made a varsity shine brighter

In early 1946, Dr BN Ganguly, who taught economics at Hindu College, invited his student PN Dhar and former colleague Prof VKRV Rao for dinner. It was a conversation that eventually led to the birth of the Delhi School of Economics (DSE).

The convocation of the Delhi School of Economics in 1950-51. (DU Archives)
Updated on May 03, 2022 12:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

DU at 100: The chamber where Bhagat Singh was confined

On April 8, 1929, Bhagat Singh and BK Dutt threw a bomb into Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi ‘to make the deaf hear’

It is believed that Bhagat Singh was kept in a dungeon-like basement of the Viceregal lodge before being transferred to a jail in Mianwali in Punjab in Delhi assembly bomb case. (Amal KS/HT)
Updated on May 02, 2022 06:22 PM IST
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