The incident took place on June 27 when the then students' union president, Mohit Kumar Pandey, and general secretary, Satarupa Chakraborty, had gone to meet the Vice Chancellor to put forth students' issues. After waiting for hours outside his office, around 11pm they decided to cook. The university authorities termed their protest as "violation of discipline and conduct" and ordered an inquiry.
The students were found guilty of cooking and consuming food near the administrative block. The students have been given 10 days to pay the fine ranging between Rs 6,000 and 10,000, "failing which stringent action would be taken", a notice by Chief Proctor Kaushal Kumar said.
Ms Chakraborty, who was also found guilty of protesting outside the VC's office earlier that day, said "such activities have been part of the JNU culture".
(With inputs from PTI)