UGC Notification: Court Asks For JNU Response; University To Withhold Admission Prospectus 2017
Delhi High Court has effectively asked the JNU administration to withhold the publication of JNU Prospectus 2017-18 till the next hearing of the case.
Education | Edited by Shihabudeen Kunju S | Updated: Feb 28, 2017 10:07 pm IST | Source: NDTV
The senior counsel also argued that the ramifications of the Notification would extend beyond existing students and would also mean that very few admissions in the current academic session would take place for aspiring research scholars, thereby violating norms of constitutionally mandated reservation norms, said a statement from Jawarharlal Nehru University Students Union.
The judge asked JNU to file its response in the matter.
According to the press release, the JNU Registrar, Pramod Kumar, who was present at the hearing stated to the Court that the JNU administration would withhold the issue of admission forms and Prospects for the next academic year till the next hearing (that is, 1st March, 2017). The Registrar also assured that the existing students won't be affected. However, the students' counsel pointed out that the UGC Notification effectively creates a negative vacancy that threatens even the existing students. To this, the JNU Registrar orally responded saying that the intake would be based on sanctioned faculty strength.
The students' counsel pointed out that 308 faculty positions are lying vacant. The students' counsel argued that the matter should be referred back to the Academic Council meeting and, that too, to part 1 where the student representatives are present.
The issue of JNU Prospectus takes place in the month of February every year, but this year, the process would be delayed due to the existing deadlock between JNU Administration and students.
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