JNU students have been protesting since October 28 this year.(HT file)
JNU students have been protesting since October 28 this year.(HT file)

JNU protest 2019: After exam boycott, uncertainty over next semester registration

Since October 28 this year, students of JNU have been protesting against a new hostel manual which introduced a substantial fee hike that students argued would push poor and marginalised students out of the varsity.
By Kaniat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 09:54 AM IST

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who have been protesting against a hike in hostel fees for two months, are now concerned about the registrations for the upcoming semester, as many boycotted their end-semester examinations. Members of the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) said registrations generally begin on January 1, but are still to receive any directions on the same for the administration.

Since October 28 this year, students of JNU have been protesting against a new hostel manual which introduced a substantial fee hike that students argued would push poor and marginalised students out of the varsity. As part of their agitation, schools and centres across the university had decided to boycott the examinations, which began December 12.

Taking account of the “persistent strike” and “physical prevention of holding examinations by agitating students,’’ the JNU administration on December 19 announced that an alternative mode of examination had become “imperative.” Varsity officials told HT they had decided to send question papers to students either over email or via WhatsApp, or hand over the hard copy so they could submit answer scripts.

JNU registrar Pramod Kumar on Saturday said they were yet to collect data on how many had appeared for their papers. “Due process will be followed for registration,which are slated to begin on time. We are yet to collect and compile data on how many appeared for the examinations and we will take the decision on registrations on the basis of that.”

Since there is no clarity on the road ahead, the campus has been cloaked in uncertainty. Farhat Salim, councillor of the Centre for Law and Governance, said, “The onus of resolving the deadlock is on the administration, which hasn’t cleared anything on the registration. So there is anxiety among postgraduate and undergraduate students who haven’t appeared for their papers. PhD scholars across campus have decided that they too will boycott their registration in solidarity.”

Kaifi Ansari, a postgraduate student, said that though there was anxiety, students are still worried about the implications of the fee hike, if it were to stand.

Meanwhile, JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh said the union was in talks to move court over the notices received by around 300 students over a series of issues during the protest.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
According to the official release, as many as six lakh students enrolled in government and aided schools this year owing to the initiatives undertaken by the YSRC government to improve the facilities and standards there.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT file)
According to the official release, as many as six lakh students enrolled in government and aided schools this year owing to the initiatives undertaken by the YSRC government to improve the facilities and standards there.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT file)

Six lakh students enrolled themselves in govt schools this year in Andhra

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:55 PM IST
The overwhelming response to the government schools due to improvement in the education standards has resulted in a shortage of textbooks for these schools in Andhra Pradesh, officials have said.
Close
Students wearing masks arrive to attend a school in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, March.1, 2021. Schools reopened Monday for classes 8 to 12 in Indian-controlled Kashmir, eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)(AP)
Students wearing masks arrive to attend a school in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, March.1, 2021. Schools reopened Monday for classes 8 to 12 in Indian-controlled Kashmir, eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)(AP)

82% J&K students pass XII examinations, 3 score perfect score

By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:00 PM IST
  • Most of the top positions were bagged by girls.
Close
The state committee of CITU concerned to All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) has sent a strike notice to the Director of Women and Child Development Department, regarding the protest in front of the state Assembly, according to the statement. (Representative image)(HT File)
The state committee of CITU concerned to All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) has sent a strike notice to the Director of Women and Child Development Department, regarding the protest in front of the state Assembly, according to the statement. (Representative image)(HT File)

CITU to protest in Himachal on March 9 over appointment of Anganwadi workers

ANI
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:06 PM IST
  • The Himachal Pradesh committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) will hold a statewide strike on March 9 for the appointment of Anganwadi workers in the pre-primary classes.
Close
Delhi University.(HT file)
Delhi University.(HT file)

Teachers at 12 DU colleges threaten protest over non-payment of salaries

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Kainat Sarfaraz, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:36 PM IST
  • On Sunday, teachers from different colleges also alleged that they have not been paid regular salary since 2019 and said that nearly 1,200 teachers at these colleges were finding it difficult to make ends meet.
Close
Secondary and senior secondary schools have opened all across the country. ANI
Secondary and senior secondary schools have opened all across the country. ANI

Should schools reopen? Here’s what parents have to say

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:44 AM IST
In the light of a fresh hike in COVID-19 cases in the country, parents share a mixed bag of opinions about reopening of schools.
Close
JKBOSE 12th revaluation result 2020.(HT file)
JKBOSE 12th revaluation result 2020.(HT file)

JKBOSE 12th Results 2020 for Kashmir division out, 82% pass, girls outshine boys

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:12 PM IST
  • Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education on Monday declared class 12 annual 2020 (Regular) Kashmir division results in which 82% students passed.
Close
While appearing for the class 10 CBSE science exam, answer in pointers and bullets. HT file
While appearing for the class 10 CBSE science exam, answer in pointers and bullets. HT file

CBSE class 10 science exam 2021: Here’s how to score above 90

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:06 AM IST
The CBSE class 10 science exam 2021 is scheduled for 21st May. Here are some smart and effective strategies for students to boost their score in the paper.
Close
NTPC Recruitment: The application fee at the time of recruitment is completely waived for women employees.(REUTERS File)
NTPC Recruitment: The application fee at the time of recruitment is completely waived for women employees.(REUTERS File)

NTPC announces recruitment drive for women

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:23 AM IST
State-run power giant NTPC on Sunday announced a special recruitment drive for women executives on the eve of women's day.
Close
JEE Main 2021(PTI)
JEE Main 2021(PTI)

JEE Main Result 2021: Steps to check after it is declared

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:05 AM IST
  • JEE main result 2021: After the results are declared, candidates who have appeared in the entrance examination will be able to check their JEE main results 2021 online at jeemain.nta.nic.in.
Close
JKBOSE class 12 results for Kashmir division.(Screengrab )
JKBOSE class 12 results for Kashmir division.(Screengrab )

JKBOSE class 12 results for Kashmir division declared, here's direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:25 AM IST
  • JKBOSE class 12 results for Kashmir division: Students who have appeared in the JKBOSE class 12 board examination can check their results online at jkbose.ac.in.
Close
JEE main result 2021.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
JEE main result 2021.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

JEE main result 2021 for Feb exams likely to be out today at jeemain.nta.nic.in

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:42 AM IST
  • JEE main result 2021: Once the results are out, candidates who have appeared in the JEE Mains 2021 February session exam will be able to check their results online at jeemain.nta.nic.in.
Close
JEE Main answer key Feb 2021 exam: Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check the answer key here.(JEEmain.nta.nic.in)
JEE Main answer key Feb 2021 exam: Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check the answer key here.(JEEmain.nta.nic.in)

JEE Main Final answer key 2021 released, check it here

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:45 PM IST
  • National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the final answer key of JEE main February 2021 examination.
Close
British PM Boris Johnson has imposed some of the most stringent curbs in an attempt to halt the spread of the infection. (Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS)
British PM Boris Johnson has imposed some of the most stringent curbs in an attempt to halt the spread of the infection. (Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS)

Reopening England's schools is step towards normality, says PM Johnson

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:13 PM IST
The reopening of England's schools to all pupils on Monday will mark the first step back towards normality and is only possible because of the efforts of the public to bring COVID-19 infection rates down, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
Close
Of 400 posts of PCS, 16 are of deputy superintendent of police and maximum 292 are of principal in government inter colleges. There are also 4 posts of ARTO, 30 of block development officer, 6 of finance and accounts office in industrial development department.(HT File)
Of 400 posts of PCS, 16 are of deputy superintendent of police and maximum 292 are of principal in government inter colleges. There are also 4 posts of ARTO, 30 of block development officer, 6 of finance and accounts office in industrial development department.(HT File)

UP PCS 2021: Over 6.88 lakh candidates apply for the exam

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 04:42 PM IST
  • Over 6.88 lakh candidates have applied for UPPSC's combined state/upper subordinate services examination 2021, commonly known as PCS exam, and assistant conservator of forest /range forest officer services examination 2021, say UPPSC officials.
Close
JEE Main 2021(PTI)
JEE Main 2021(PTI)

JEE Main Result 2021 expected soon, here's how to check results on mobile easily

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 02:49 PM IST
  • National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to soon declare the results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main 2021 first session exams.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP