JNU has announced that the seats for the MPhil/PhD programmmes for the next academic session would be 720 higher than the previous year's 102. The statement comes when the schedule for its entrance examination has released for the examination for the 2018-19 on Thursday.
Because of the implementation of UFC 2016 regulation there had been massive seat cuts in MPhil/PhD courses at JNU which incited the protest among the students.
The University is offering 720 seats for M.Phil/Ph.D. courses, 459 for BA programs and 1,118 seats for MA, M.Sc, M.Tech and MPH courses for which the entrance exam will be conducted on four days from December 27 to December 30.
The administration had announced in May that the entrance exams for all courses would be shifted from the usual period between May and June to December.
However, the JNU Teachers Association (JNUTA) has raised some objections about the short notice in announcing the decision and demanded more time to discuss the central University's move to shift its entrance examination.
Not only this, JNU has decided to replace an 18-year-old Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), with an internal Complaints Committee (ICC), citing UGC regulations, following which it has put a stay on elections of the body.