It was in the previous week, the Delhi High Court had dismissed the plea challenging the JNU admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses based on UGC guidelines. The High Court mentioned that UGC guidelines for these courses are binding on all varsities; thus, paving the way for JNU admission process to begin, after a month's delay.
JNU Student Union President Mohit Pandey has said, "The Vice Chancellor had claimed that there will be wider consultations and there will be no seat cuts to deny opportunities to students from marginalised community but they have revealed their intentions in the prospectus itself,". "The strike observed today was day-long but we will decide our future course of action soon," he further added.
Read more about the JNU Admission 2017 Seat Cut: Highlights
JNU admission process includes entrance examination (80 per cent weightage) and viva (20 per cent weightage). Earlier the university had decided to make the entrance as qualifying and give 100 per cent weightage to viva. But following protests from students the 80:20 formula was arrived at.
As mentioned in the JNU admission prospectus, entrance examination will be held on 16, 17, 18 and 19 May 2017.
(With Inputs From PTI)
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