JNU-post-violence: More than 65 percent hostel students have been registered for winter session,says JNU V-C

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New Delhi, Jan 16: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said on Thursday that the atmosphere in the university campus is peaceful and everything is going well. So far, 95 percent of day scholars and more than 65 percent of hostel students have registered for the winter session -2020. At the same time, the students who have gone to their homes, are now returning to the hostels.

JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said in a statement issued here that the campus is very peaceful. We have taken every step to provide security to our students.

He apprised that out of about 8500 students of JNU, about 6450 students are provided accommodation in various hostels on campus and the remaining students are de-scholars ie non-residential students. About 95 percent of these day-scholars have paid all of their semester dues. At the same time, more than 65 percent of the students living in campus hostels have paid their hostel dues by paying the new hostel fee. Many of the remaining students are returning from their homes to campus hostels.

He said in the statement that there was a large crowd on Wednesday for registration in the winter semester. Since earlier this last date was 15 January. In such a situation, many students requested the administration to extend the registration deadline by one or two more days. Keeping in mind the convenience of the students, the university has decided to extend the last date to 17 January (Friday). Even after this date, students can register but they will have to pay late fees as per university rules.

The vice-chancellor said that all schools and centers have declared their schedules and work is on to conduct exams for students who have not completed the final semester examinations. The University is making every effort to help the students to continue their academic activities. A large number of faculty members are actively working to ensure that academic interests of students are not harmed.

It is noteworthy that a group of students agitating against the increase in hostel fees and violence on campus have been continuously pressurizing the students to boycott registration. The administration is repeatedly extending the registration deadline to normalize the tense atmosphere at the university. Due to this, once again the last date of registration has been extended till January 17.