The students opposed a UGC notification to cap at eight the number of students per professor to undertake the M.Phil and PhD courses in the university.
As per the UGC norms 100 per cent weightage should be given to viva-voce (oral exam) for taking admissions in MPhil and PhD courses, while JNU currently follows the 80:20 or 70:30 weightage to written and viva-voce.
JNU admission process for the forthcoming academic session has been delayed. The matter came into light when a group of students raised the issue stating that the clauses mentioned in the UGC notification will not help them in finding a supervisor, especially the one stating about the number of scholars each faculty members can accept.
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