Hit by a series of protests over various issues, the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has appealed to students and professors to restore normalcy in the campus and allow the institution to function without interruptions.
"Centres such as the School of Art and Aesthetics, Centre for French and Francophone Studies and Centre for Historical Studies have been locked down or blockaded by some agitating students. As a result, holding of JNU Entrance Examinations-related viva-voce, M. Phil/ PhD viva voce, classes, mid-semester examinations are facing enormous difficulties," JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar said in a statement.
The interests of student and teacher community have been damaged beyond repair, he said while appealing the community to restore normalcy in the campus.
"The JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA) and Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) have combined their efforts by calling for total university strike that does not serve the interests of the JNU community and they are to be blamed for the prevailing chaos in the campus," the statement added.