DU teachers backing FYUP, go on hunger strike over DU-UGC tussle New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): With the standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University (DU) continuing, the university teachers who are in favour of the Four-year Undergraduate Programme hold a hunger strike on Tuesday. They alleged political interference in the issue and say that the Human Resource Development Ministry and the University Grants Commission are responsible for the mess. Meanwhile, Professor Surender Kumar also alleged attack by NSUI and ABVP member on him. The Delhi University Principals' Association on Monday had announced that the admissions to the colleges are being deferred as there is a conflict between the guidelines issued
Don't have the liberty to speak on FYUP tussle: Smriti Irani New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday refused to comment on the ongoing Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) tussle between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC). The statement came amid criticism from the DU executive council, who are on a hunger strike against the UGC directive.
TN professor develops robot to save children trapped in borewells Tamil Nadu, June 24 (ANI): A 43-year-old college professor from Tamil Nadu, M Manikandan has developed a unique robot, which can rescue children who accidentally fall into open borewells – answering prayers of parents who have had the misfortune of their children falling into narrow open pits. Manikandan said he was inspired to invent the robot after his own son fell into a borewell almost a decade ago -- but was luckily rescued. Professor Manikandan developed the nine-feet-long robot with human-like arms along with clamps resembling fingers that can clutch and pull the trapped child out of borewell. The robot can be operated with batteries and works with the help of an air piston.