New Delhi January 01: To make the New Year start on a positive note, the Jawahar lal Nehru University said it will implement the new hostel manual from January 1, with its Vice-Chancellor urging the protesting students to call of their month-long strike.
A circular to this effect has been issued by the JNU administration after holding a crucial meeting of all the three Rectors, the university’s Registrar, the Deans of Schools and Chairpersons of the Special Centres. In the circular, the JNU has urged the students, who have completed their academic requirements of Monsoon semester 2019 to register for the new semester between January 1 and 5.
The JNU further stated in the circular that students who have not completed the academic requirements provisional registration will be allowed during the same period.
Complete academic requirements by Jan 20
The circular further stated that the provisionally registered students are required to complete the academic requirements by January 20, 2020 to keep their registration valid.
The Deans and Chairpersons will ensure that evaluations, examinations and grading of all the provisionally registered students are completed on or before January 20, 2020, the varsity said.
As per updates, students who have boycotted exams and did not take part in the tests that were sent to them through email and WhatsApp have been given another chance as well.
“They can provisionally register for the semester, take exams at their respective schools and the results will be declared by January 20,” the JNU said.
Protesting for past two months
Since the new rule for hotel fee hike has come into effect, the students of the university have been on a strike for more than two months. They had held multiple demonstrations across the national capital to draw the attention of the authorities concerned.
Responding to students’ agitation, the JNU said the service and utility charges will be taken care of by the University Grants Commission and will not be levied on the students.