JNU Latest: New Hostel Manual to be implemented

Vishal Malhotra/Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :

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New Delhi(31/12/2019): The JNU on Monday said that it will implement the new hostel manual from Wednesday, with its Vice-Chancellor appealing to the students to call-off their strike.

After all the three Rectors had a meeting including the university’s Registrar, the Deans of Schools and Chairpersons of the Special Centres, a circular was issued urging the students, who have completed their “academic requirements for Monsoon semester 2019”, to register for the new semester between Wednesday and January 5 and for those who have not completed the “academic requirements” provisional registration will be allowed during the same period, the varsity said.

It’s said that the provisionally registered students are required to complete the “academic requirements” by January 20, 2020 to keep their registration valid.

For all students, winter semester will start as per the academic calendar, it said. According to a varsity official, the students who boycotted exams and did not take the tests, for them even the question papers were sent to them through email and WhatsApp and they have been given another chance. “They can provisionally register for the semester, take exams at their respective schools and the results will be declared by January 20,” a varsity official said. Saket Moon, the vice-president of the JNU students’ union, said the students had a meeting with the varsity Registrar and Rector where some issues were discussed. He said the students’ union will hold a meeting to decide whether they will take the exams or not. The students of the university have been on a strike for over two months against the hostel manual as it has provisions for fee hike and levies service and utility charges.

However, a JNU official said the service and utility charges will be taken care of by the University Grants Commission and will not be levied on the students. The varsity’s vice-chancellor, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, wished the students well for the New Year and cited the varsity’s achievements. He also expressed concerns saying, “certain recent incidents have deeply impeded the forward march of our university”.

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