JNU Vice Chancellor Hits Another Academic “Low”: Skype to Replace Viva Voice Examination in Research

JNU Vice Chancellor Hits Another Academic “Low”: Skype to Replace Viva Voice Examination in Research

  Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice Chancellor M.Jagadesh Kumar has come out with yet another decision to whittle down the standards of excellence that the university had achieved over decades. He has now cancelled all mandatory public viva voce for research and directed the faculty to conduct this only on Skype. JNU Teachers Association has “rejected”…

Nightmarish Visions? An Evaluation of the GoI Proposal for ‘Institutions of Eminence’

Nightmarish Visions? An Evaluation of the GoI Proposal for ‘Institutions of Eminence’

  In early November, the JNU administration forwarded to all Centres/Special Centres/Schools, the Government of India proposal to establish twenty “Institutions of Eminence” to achieve world class status, from amongst the existing Government/Private institutions and new institutions from the private sector. It conveyed its intentions to submit an application to the UGC under the scheme…

JNU Teachers Take on the Vice Chancellor: 4 day Public Hearing on Charges Against Him Begins Tomorrow

JNU Teachers Take on the Vice Chancellor: 4 day Public Hearing on Charges Against Him Begins Tomorrow

  Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) has decided to hold a public inquiry on the charges levelled by it against Vice Chancellor Mamidala Jagdesh Kumar who is accused of violating statutory provisions of the University to adopt a direct line of confrontation against the faculty and students. A mass delegation of teachers have submitted…

Protect the Autonomy of GSCASH in JNU

Protect the Autonomy of GSCASH in JNU

  JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar has recently issued a circular stating that the university’s existing Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) be replaced by an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). The Registrar has also stated that the election to GSCASH be kept on hold until further notice. The letter is attached below:     Modelled…

Destruction of the University

Destruction of the University

    The Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University recently remarked that he desires to install a tank in the University campus to instill love for the country. This has made one thing absolutely clear – the VC has no interest in the University, and therefore, he has no moral right to remain in the…