Delhi

JNUSU begins hunger strike against new admission process

Says it an effort by the administration to destroy university

To “save the idea of a university”, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has gone on an indefinite hunger strike against the administration’s new admission policy that the body terms as “anti-student” and “anti-university”.

The students said that the new JNU prospectus was the latest effort by the administration to destroy the university that has been going on for the past three years.

“With the 50th anniversary of JNU approaching, Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar has launched a campaign to completely destroy our university by destroying its unique admission process and inclusive character,” the students’ union said.

They demanded that deprivation points for MPhil-PhD, MBA and engineering be implemented and that there should be no online examination with MCQ format. They also demanded a ‘One University One Fee’ structure opposing self-financed courses.

The JNU administration, however said that there was no resentment among the students and various Centres of the university due to the introduction of online entrance examination. On the other hand, it said, it has become more accessible and that thousands of students have already registered themselves on the portal.

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