JNU says denial of fellowships was a technical error

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 11, 2016 22:56 IST
File photo of JNU administrative building.

Jawaharlal Nehru University said that non-disbursement of fellowship to students, connected with the event on Afzal Guru, was due to technical error. Two students had alleged that they were denied fellowship on grounds that they are still suspended.

Two scholars, Shweta Raj and JNU students union secretary Rama Naga, had last week claimed that the university has denied their fellowships.

Raj, Naga and six others were debarred from academic activities pending an enquiry in connection after an event on 2001 Parliament attack Afzal Guru was held in the campus in which alleged anti-national slogans were raised.

“The denial of fellowships to these students is not intentional but due to a technical error. The letter about revoking of their suspension from chief proctor’s office has not reached the fellowships department yet and hence the confusion. We are looking into the matter,” JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar said.

The University revoked the suspension on March 11 after a high level inquiry committee, probing the incident, submitted its report.

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