Interviews for appointing about 300 teachers in JNU have started, says Javadekar

Process to induct 300 lecturers in JNU has started and the number of enrollments in MPhil and PhD programmes in the forthcoming academic session will be more than last year, government said on Wednesday.

Now the process and interviews have started. In a couple of months, 300 lecturers and professors would be appointed and if there were 970 MPhil and PhD students last year, then the number this year will be more.

– said by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

JNU students have been agitating against the new admission policy at the varsity and had also gone on a day- long strike to protest the “massive seat cuts” in MPhil and PhD courses.

The varsity released its prospectus last month suggesting seat cuts in the MPhil/PhD programmes across different courses in line with the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines.

The Delhi High Court had dismissed the plea by some students challenging the JNU admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses, saying the UGC guidelines for these courses are binding on all varsities, paving the way for the university to begin its admission process.

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