JNUSU writes to HRD minister, Delhi edu minister, demands revocation of varsity’s alleged denial of registration to two Dalit BTech students

Overnight, students were told that they did not have necessary grades, hence their registration to third semester starting July 2019 was being withheld

Press Trust of India August 26, 2019 11:03:28 IST
JNUSU writes to HRD minister, Delhi edu minister, demands revocation of varsity’s alleged denial of registration to two Dalit BTech students
  • JNUSU wrote to HRD minister, Delhi education minister, demanding revocation of varsity's alleged denial of registration to two Dalit BTech students

  • In the letter, outgoing JNUSU president N Sai Balaji claimed that the two students were also being forced by the administration to leave university

  • Overnight, students were told that they did not have necessary grades, hence their registration to third semester starting July 2019 was being withheld

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union on Sunday wrote to HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia, demanding revocation of the varsity's alleged denial of registration to two Dalit BTech students in the third semester.

JNUSU writes to HRD minister Delhi edu minister demands revocation of varsitys alleged denial of registration to two Dalit BTech students

File image of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Image credit: Official website of JNU

In the letter, outgoing JNUSU president N Sai Balaji claimed that the two students were also being forced by the administration to leave the university. The Engineering School was started in the JNU without any proper building, classrooms, labs, hostels and permanent teachers, he claimed.

"The hurried and unplanned moves brought unmitigated trouble for the first batch of BTech students, which can be hardly compensated (for). The year lost due to inadequate facilities will not come back," he said.

Suddenly overnight, the students were told that they did not have the necessary grades, hence their registration to the third semester starting July 2019 was being withheld, Balaji said. "The students were never told the pattern of evaluation and examination, rather they had to struggle throughout the year for books, proper classrooms and other facilities," he claimed.

"The prospectus that was issued to them never mentioned any rules related to examination, re-evaluation and supplementary exams," Balaji said in the letter. He urged Nishank and Sisodia to ensure that there is proper infrastructure and transparency in rules at the School of Engineering, including ensuring improvement and supplementary exam opportunities. Calls to the JNU registrar went unanswered.

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