A meeting of Jawaharlal Nehru University was held on Thursday. In the meeting, the academic council of JNU said that the varsity is soon going to launch a four-year B.A. Programme course along with other master’s courses. Students are going to continue these courses online.
It was the 155th academic council of JNU. The council discussed many issues. Some of them included different aspects of the National Education Policy, 2020. The Rector-1 Chintamani Mahapatra stated that Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU should take the lead to follow the New Education Policy, 2020.
The council authorized the formation of an apex committee. The Apex committee would constitute the representatives of different schools and centers. They would come up with their ideas and give recommendations.
MAJOR ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE MEETING
Mahapatra said that converting three-year B.A. Program course into a four-year program is one of the major issues. So, some of the other issues include starting of the four-year program, providing more master’s courses in online mode that do not need labs and experimental work.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WILL STUDY IN JNU
Moreover, JNU is going to strengthen the inclusive policy. The varsity is doing so to provide more and better opportunities to the students that come from socially and economically disadvantaged sections. Also, the academic committee said that it will allow the in-take of more international students. Moreover, it will promote more entrepreneurs and innovation not only among the students but also staff members.
PM MODI PRAISED THE JNU FACULTY AND STUDENTS
The teachers association of JNU is JNUTA. The administration did not call the teachers association in the meeting. That’s why it said that this decision is taken without discussing it with all the stakeholders. So, the teachers association said that the President and Prime Minister of India praised the faculty and students of JNU. But, the decision of the varsity to remove JNUSU and JNUTA from the 155th meeting of the academic council depicts the scant regard that the vice-chancellor has for the democratic practices.
SCIENCE AND SANSKRIT COURSE IN JNU
The administration of JNU now follows a system of top-down governance. However, it discussed the decisions made with the stakeholders for just a formality. So, JNUTA raised objections to the five-year Ayurvedic Programme of the School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies. It said that the administration should add a science course under the School of Life Sciences.