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JNU council relaxes rules for women, OBCs

delhi Updated: May 28, 2016 09:52 IST

NEW DELHI: The JNU academic council has amended its admission policy to give more representation to students from disadvantaged areas, especially women students. It also allowed relaxation to OBC candidates in entrance examination for M.Phil and Ph.D courses.

The committee on Friday rejected a standing committee’s recent proposal to do away with relaxation to OBC candidates in entrance examination for M.Phil and Ph.D courses as well as reduction in concession to female and transgender candidates.

The proposal had resulted in protests by students’ community who demanded that the “deprivation points”, given to girls and transgender students remain same as per previous policy.

“Deprivation points” are allotted to applicants from backward areas in addition to their score in the entrance exam.

The standing committee of the university last month decided to do away with relaxation to OBC candidates in entrance examination for M.Phil and Ph.D courses from the coming academic session but said they would be entitled to a concession of 5 marks in the eligibility criteria.