Hug day protest at IIT-M

Chennai: In a symbolic protest, students of IIT Madras observed ‘hug day’ on the campus Monday against the alleged increasing moral policy in the institution. Students gathered outside the office of the dean of students and hugged each other and also staged a sit-in demonstration holding placards. They alleged that students are subjected to repeated moral policing and inappropriate behaviour by a few staff members and security personnel. “We are

Marriages, protests make motorists suffer

Chennai: The ongoing marriage season and mushrooming protests have turned traffic a nightmare for city dwellers since afternoon yesterday. The first waxing crescent moon after the Tamil New Year (14 April) that falls today is considered auspicious for marriages and celebrations according to Hindu tradition. So, hundreds of weddings and pre-wedding celebrations (including ones belonging to celebrity households) and thousands of vehicles scurrying the attendees to and from these events

Legal studies to undergo revamp

Chennai: It was in 2016 that the Directorate of Legal Studies took up an initiative to transform the standards of legal education in the State. Due to the model code of conduct during the State Assembly elections that year, it was put on hold. However, now it is said the legal education curriculum is likely to undergo a revamp, earliest by academic year 2019-20. Taking a firm step to raise

HC asks Apollo to submit Jaya blood reports Thurs

Chennai: Acting on a petition submitted by a woman who claimed to be J Jayalalithaa’s daughter, the Madras High Court today ordered Apollo Hospitals to submit details regarding the former chief minister’s blood sample to the court tomorrow, and adjourned the next hearing to 4 June. On 27 November 2017, the petitioner, S Amrutha, approached the Supreme Court seeking a DNA test to prove that she was the late chief minister’s daughter. However, the

Madras University convocation 5 May

Chennai:The 160th annual convocation of the University of Madras will be held on 5 May in the University Centenary Auditorium, Chepauk. According to a press release, the applications for admission to the convocation for PhD holders are being issued at the university enquiry counter on payment of Rs 25. The application forms can also be downloaded from the university website The last date for submission is 27 April.

13 TN varsities to be assessed

Chennai: Tamilnadu government has entered into an agreement with a private organisation, the Indian Centre for Academic Rankings and Excellence (Icare) to asses and rank the 13 universities under the Higher Education Department. The MoU ws signed in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday. The exercise will help identify the strengths and weaknesses of each department in the universities and ultimately help improve their position in