The JNU Teachers Association set a three-day deadline for the vice chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar to submit his defence.
Academic inbreeding tends to be particularly pernicious in India because it not only discriminates against well-qualified outsiders, it also lends to discrimination against meritorious insiders.
The court told JNU’s appellate authority to pass a reasoned order within six weeks of hearing the students, who also included Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.
The UGC-HRDC director must restore the course to the Centre for Women’s Studies, otherwise this can only be seen as a feminist phobic sustained attack on academics.
The petition demands that Menon be reinstated immediately as chairperson of the Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory at JNU.
Girish Sahni, the CSIR director general, said that no suitable candidate could be found for the prize in the mathematical sciences category.
The ABVP has accused students from Kerala studying at the Central University of Jammu of ‘beef consumption’, ‘anti-national activities’ and ‘JNU association’.
“We are at a loss to understand why what appeared to be a well functioning body in JNU needed to be disbanded and could not seamlessly incorporate an Internal Complaints Committee.”
Vinod Dua discusses the problem of cyber crimes and how Jawaharlal Nehru University has changed.
A writ petition was filed asking for quashing of the order against the Gender Sensitisation Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), that the University proposes to replace with an Internal Complaints Committee.
The Wire’s Amit Singh talks to JNU student leader Shehla Rashid about trolling on social media, her spat with a Republic reporter and more.
In the new Internal Complaints Committee, five of the eight members will be nominated by the administration rather than elected.
The day-long ‘Liberty Festival’ was to be held at the university to discuss theatre, poetry and songs celebrating the idea of the constitution.
According to the home ministry, the institutes have failed to file their annual returns for the last five years.
On February 9, 2016, an event was organised in JNU in which anti-India slogans were said to have been raised for which the students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was charged with sedition.
Ankit Roy, an ABVP candidate in the upcoming students’ union elections, was “found to be involved in hitting” Ahmed by a proctorial inquiry.
Menon had deposed against Bidyut Chakrabarti, head of the former probe committee, during a sexual harassment investigation in 2007.
On February 22, violent clashes broke out between the ABVP and AISA, who were protesting the cancellation of a seminar where JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were expected to speak.
By consistently deterring students from dissenting against illegitimate and regressive practices, the current administration seems determined to crush JNU’s commitment to social justice.
Defending our borders is important; defending our freedoms is equally important. And that is what a university is for.
MA student Aman Sinha has alleged that the security staff beat him because of his beard and kurta, and for being from JNU.
Vinod Dua talks about the JNU VC’s request to install a military tank on campus and how funds meant to fight climate change have now been diverted to the GST regime.
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.
“We will create a situation where people will love the nation. And if they don’t, we will force them to love it,” the head of Veterans India has said.
How do we as a society engage with the disappeared?
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
The case was transferred to the CBI on May 16, after the Delhi high court said the police were diverting attention instead of carrying out a proper investigation.
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.
IIMC, which the proposal wants merged with JNU, has opposed the idea, saying the institute performs several unique functions.
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
The BAPSA criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre for its “anti-minority” policies.
The police has faced the wrath of the court several times in this case for the manner in which it has been carrying out the probe and the slow progress.
In a freewheeling conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan, the celebrated historian discusses the place of nationalism in contemporary Indian politics, the role of the media and of the public intellectual
The meeting was successfully stalled as teachers and students refused to pass incorrect minutes, which would have ensured the UGC’s discriminatory admission policy was approved by the academic council.
The country is witnessing the law of the living in the space of death.
No evidence has emerged so far to suggest the vandalising of Prof Buddha Singh’s car was politically motivated, as he and the RSS have alleged.
“The websites www.srishtanews.com and www.dainikbharat.com are spreading reports claiming that JNU students are glorifying the Sukma Naxal attack,” JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said.
Universities exist for the sake of free inquiry and uninhibited debate. If that’s not what they are doing, they may as well cease to be.
If the NIRF ranking was not an exercise in chest-thumping, it would not attempt to condense all the information available on a university in just one number.