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JGU VC to speak at World Economic Forum in Davos

Kumar has also been invited to speak at the Times Higher Education (THE) Exclusive Davos Breakfast Debate on ‘What is the power of place’.

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New Delhi, Jan 20 : O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, will be speaking in three separate sessions at this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland from January 21-24. He is the only Vice-Chancellor from India invited to speak at Davos this year.

As part of the Caspian Week-WEF sessions, Kumar will speak in two panels. The first panel discussion ‘Education & Leadership for Sustainable World’ will focus on educational leadership, sustainability, inclusive development, institutional cultural change and pedagogies of sustainability.

The second panel discussion is on the theme: ‘The Role of Global Universities in Promoting Sustainable Futures’, where the key points of discussion will include: “What specific role can global universities play in advancing the cause of sustainable development?”; and “What ought to be the focus of universities as they assume a leadership role in educating the youth of the world and preparing them for the future?”.

Kumar has also been invited to speak at the Times Higher Education (THE) Exclusive Davos Breakfast Debate on ‘What is the power of place’.

He is the only Vice Chancellor from India to be invited to speak at Davos, and JGU is the only university from India to be included in this global round table.

The debate is aimed at interrogating the point of ‘place’ for universities in a hyper-connected, globalising world. The panel will examine where global universities are from, and where they are going, and question the role of governments and industry in potentially re-balancing the world’s educational resources to where they are needed most.

At Davos, JGU will also be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Zurich, Switzerland for mutual cooperation in higher education and research.

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Jamia video war gets murkier

The videos — and there are several of them — bear the date December 15, 2019. That is the day when there was a confrontation between the police and students and the police allegedly caned students inside the university library.

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New Delhi, Feb 18 : In a series of videos that have emerged over the weekend attempting to give a fresh narative to the Jamia violence, a new set released on Tuesday showed alleged rioters hurling stones from inside the Jamia Millia Islamia campus here, adding yet another dimension to the attritional war between students and police.

The video war is over what happened at the university on December 15, 2019, while students were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)– with both sides pointing fingers at the other for provocating the violence that spilled all over the country.

The source of the videos and their authenticity could not be established by IANS.

The videos — and there are several of them — bear the date December 15, 2019. That is the day when there was a confrontation between the police and students and the police allegedly caned students inside the university library.

The new set of videos that emerged on Tuesday showed alleged rioters hurling stones from inside the university campus. The time shown on the videos indicate they were recordings of happenings that evening.

In one of the videos, people can be seen hurling stones from the central library gate, which has been in the news ever since the video war broke out.

Other videos that entered the public domain on Tuesday showed a large crowd entering what appears to be the hallway of the university’s central library. Many of them were seeing running inside the library. Some were seen carrying chairs as well.

Neither the university administration nor the police have commented on the authenticity of the latest videos that have entered the public domain.

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Plea on error in CBSE sample papers dismisses Delhi High Court

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New Delhi, Feb 18 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking rectification of errors in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 accountancy sample question papers and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner.

The petitioner, named Ravinder Nath dubey, has been teaching accountancy for the past 26 years.

Asserting that accountancy examination is on March 3, the petitioner sought court’s direction to immediately remove eight fundamentally and conceptually wrong answers from the CBSE’s website.

“If the students write these wrong answers in the board examinations, the examiners may deduct 7-8 marks of students,” Dubey rued.

A bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar called the petition “frivolous” and imposed a hefty fine on him.

“You are not talking about an exam paper but sample papers. The model papers are for students’ practice,” the bench said.

When the petitioner retorted that he has come with a proof, the court said, “The fine can be increased. I don’t want to do it.”

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Those born in TN won’t be affected by CAA: Palaniswami

Palaniswami said those who were born in Tamil Nadu will not be affected by CAA.

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Chennai, Feb 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said those who were born in the state would not be affected by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Speaking in the Assembly, Palaniswami said the opposition DMK should explain who in Tamil Nadu would get affected by CAA.

Palaniswami said those who were born in Tamil Nadu will not be affected by CAA.

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