NUSU has been boycotting the registration process for the present semester since January 1 (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration has extended the registration deadline for 2020 Winter Semester to January 15. According to reports, students will not be charged any late fine up to that date. The decision comes a day after Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) said it was ready to call off the ongoing registration boycott if the administration allowed them to register without paying the hiked hostel fee.
JNUSU has been boycotting the registration process for the present semester since January 1, demanding a complete roll-back of the hiked hostel fee. The JNU administration, including vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, had blamed students boycotting the registration for the violence that took place in the campus on January 5.
The vice-chancellor, in an interaction on Tuesday, said, "A large number of students are willing to register for the winter semester. But the agitating students have not been allowing them to do so."
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh said the students’ body had communicated its decision to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry. Ghosh also said it was the students’ union’s “first step” to break the deadlock. It also said that the administration should not block the registration of those against whom they have some pending disciplinary inquiry. The JNUSU members said the administration had blocked the registration of as many as 300 students citing pending inquiries.