UGC move to stop non-NET fellowship opposed

October 21, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 08:40 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

A large number of students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University are opposing the Union Grant Commission’s move to do away with fellowships for non-National Eligibility Test qualified MPhil/PhD students undertaking research in Central universities across the country.

The students led by the Left-backed All India Students’ Association (AISA) condemned the move, saying it will reduce students’ interest in research.

“Fellowships are like lifeline for students pursuing research in all Central universities. If this is discontinued, it will be impossible for a majority of the country’s students to engage in research and knowledge creation,” said Ashutosh Kumar, Delhi State secretary, AISA.

Another student said, “This is no less than an onslaught on financial assistance to pursue education. We demand that this move be revoked and students encouraged to pursue research.”

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