On Monday, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar said that the University will continue to administer current semester classes in online mode. Also, the admission process for JNU 2021 may begin by the end of April.
JNU VC along with other University officials on Monday addressed the students through Facebook Live regarding the state of affairs in the University campus amid rising coronavirus cases. He added that the University will decide to permit the commencement of offline classes in the next academic session after evaluating the coronavirus pandemic situation.
JNU has further made every stone unturned to make sure that the teaching-learning process continues and it’s pleasure to say that classes for all the courses at University are successfully running through digital platforms. The current semester will continue to be carried in online mode. The JNU administration will review the pandemic situation and then the decision will be taken if the next session will be conducted in physical mode or not, the vice-chancellor said.
The director of admissions, Jayant Tripathi, responding to a question said that the JNU department has already finalized the prospectus and seat provisions from various schools and centers. The notice for JNU 2021 admission may be released by the end of April followed by entrance tests in July, he added.
Tripathy added that the admission prospectus will further be made available by then. Most probably, the entrance tests will be conducted in the first week of July as per the situation in the country. He asserted that the University is planning to wind up the admission procedure by September.
Speaking of hostel allotment to the new batch, JNU Dean Rana Pratap Singh said that since the vacant rooms are fewer, it is hard to make a priority list. However, the dean of schools has been working on it and the students will also be notified soon, he added.