M. Jagadesh Kumar will do greater service to JNU if he creates a new department for the study of war and peace rather than promoting jingoism.
The true professor begins to exist only when we have freed her from all quantifiable evidence, from everything that can equally be manipulated and falsified.
“Most members present were not allowed give their opinions on any of the agenda items and these were summarily announced as passed by the VC,” the teachers’ association has said in a statement.
Cutting down vacancies need not be the only way that the UGC specified supervisor-researcher ratio can be ensured.
In an unprecedented disciplinary move, a circular was sent to teachers asking them to notify the registrar of their involvement in the strike.
The administration has been encroaching on the educational structures of JNU which is dangerously undermining the democratic ethos of the university.
In a letter to the vice chancellor, members of the academic council have demanded that the council’s meeting be reconvened for more inclusive participation and decision-making.
Holding academic council meetings in the winter vacations and bypassing the voices of a majority of teachers is the latest instance of the university administration’s attempt to erode institutional structures.
In a letter, the signatories express their “deep disappointment” with the actions of Kumar and call on him to take “urgent corrective steps to ensure that the police releases the arrested students”.