JNU Has Cuts Library Budget To One-Fourth, Claims Students' Union

The student body termed the Library Advisory Committee a "farce" where these decisions were allegedly taken.

JNU Has Cuts Library Budget To One-Fourth, Claims Students' Union

The veracity of fund cut claims could not be independently verified with the varsity

New Delhi:

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Friday alleged that the university has slashed its library budget from Rs 8 crore to less than Rs 2 crore and doesn't have funds to renew the subscription of e-journals, a crucial tool for research.

The student body termed the Library Advisory Committee a "farce" where these decisions were allegedly taken.

"In an extraordinary and surprising move JNU administration through Rector and Librarian have provided a detailed chart for privatisation of Dr B.R. Ambhedkar Library through massive fund cuts i.e. Rs 8 crore to Rs 1.7 crore," said the union.

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The veracity of fund cut claims could not be independently verified with the varsity authorities, who could not be contacted for their comment.