JNU: ‘Khali’ lectures for students to be conducted soon
“The series will be taught by the Centres, Schools, Special Centres whose research programmes have had zero admissions in the 2017-18 academic years,” said JNUTA President Ayesha Kidwai.
After Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union organises campaigns against alleged indiscretion in the administration, it’s time now for the professors from the varsity to speak against the irregularities in the varsity.
The JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) will be organising a “Khaali Classroom lecture series” in the current semester.
Here’s what JNUTA president Ayesha Kidwai said:
“The JNUTA meeting resolves to frame and publicise a detailed charge sheet that demonstrates the myriad failures of the JNU V-C and his team in managing the affairs of the university,” JNUTA President Ayesha Kidwai said in a recent Outlook report.
“The series will be taught by the Centres, Schools, Special Centres whose research programmes have had zero admissions in the 2017-18 academic years,” Kidwai added.
Meanwhile, in an official statement said:
“The JNUTA GBM resolves to undertake a sustained campaign in the Monsoon semester in defence of teachers’ rights as employees, the JNU Act, Constitutional values and the realisation of Constitutional provisions for reservation, the restoration of admissions to JNU’s research programmes, and the many other issues that plague the university today,” JNUTA said in a statement.
Moreover, along with ‘Khaali’ (Empty) Classroom lecture series, the association will also carry out march on August 8 in defence of teachers right.
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In the past also, JNUTA had organised lectures on nationalism and Azaadi.
Filling up of MPhil, PhD forms in Hindi mandatory:
Recently, JNU also made it mandatory for students to fill the MPhil and PhD submission form in both Hindi and English. The move was criticised by a lot many students and they also accused the administration of imposing Hindi on them. Till last year, students could fill the form in either of the languages.
Calling it an unfair decision, Satarupa Chakraborty, JNU students’ union (JNUSU) general secretary said, ”The students were going through their last hour of submission of MPhil/PhD dissertation/thesis today. Students were severely harassed for filing an online tracking form which should contain title of the dissertation in Hindi.”