JNU Admission Policy: Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Challenging UGC Notification

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JNU Admission Policy: Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Challenging UGC Notification

Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Challenging JNU Admission Policy for MPhil And PhD Courses


New Delhi:  Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea challenging the admission policy of Jawaharlal Nehru University in MPhil and PhD courses. As per PTI report, "Delhi HC dismisses as infructuous the plea by some students challenging JNU admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses." This is in response to the plea submitted by five students of JNU against the changes made in the admission policy. The students protested against the amendments claiming that it will lead to great decrease in the MPhil and PhD seats. Rejecting the plea made against the amendments, it has stated that the UGC guidelines for MPhil and PhD courses are binding on all Universities.

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.

(With Inputs From Agencies)

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