HC directs JNU not to take coercive step against Umar Khalid till tomorrow

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University not to take any coercive steps till tomorrow against its student Umar Khalid, who was rusticated and slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000 in connection with a 2016 incident of alleged anti-India slogans being raised at an event. Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice […]

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Delhi HC stays order upholding JNU admission policy based on UGC reg

The Delhi High Court has stayed its single judge order upholding the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses based on the UGC regulations. The July 2016 regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) had put a cap on the number of students per professor/supervisor in MPhil and PhD courses in […]

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JNU moves Delhi HC to restrain students from holding demonstration

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration has moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction to restrain its students from staging any demonstration within 100 metres of the administrative block. The plea by the JNU administration was filed before Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, who had recently asked the students to ensure the decibel levels were kept low […]

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JNU students’ stir “peaceful”, says police; Univ disagrees

Delhi Police today said a “peaceful protest” was being carried out by students in the JNU here, even as the university authorities alleged in the Delhi High Court that the protestors were blocking the administrative block in the campus. When the matter came up for hearing before Justice V K Rao, the police submitted that […]

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Professor in Delhi HC for acceptance of resignation by IIT

Delhi High Court has sought responses of the Centre, CVC and IIT Kharagpur on a plea by one its professors who had highlighted discrepancies in the Joint Entrance Examination system, that the institute be directed to accept his resignation as he has been offered a teaching position at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Justice Sanjeev […]

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Supreme court questions JNU on students’ union poll

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Jawaharlal Nehru University, its students union and the organisation Youth for Equality to file affidavits stating their respective positions on holding elections to the varsity’s student body. The court said that “this is a matter of holding JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union) elections. The elections to JNUSU could […]

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Supreme court bench recuses itself from plea against OBC quota

Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik, constituting a Supreme Court bench, Wednesday recused themselves from hearing a petition challenging clause procedures being followed by Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University for admitting students against the quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The bench recused itself from hearing the matter after senior counsel […]

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Only bureaucrats, politicians gain from quotas: Apex court

The Supreme Court Thursday said that the benefits of quotas are being grabbed by bureaucrats and politicians and don’t reach the people they are intended for. An apex court bench of Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik said that people who should get the benefits of quotas were not even aware of them.”It is […]

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Apex court hints at lapses in admissions quota in universities

The Supreme Court Monday hinted at lapses in procedure adopted by Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for admitting students from the other backward classes (OBC) category. The apex court observation came during the hearing of a petition filed by a former professor of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, P.V. Indiresan, challenging a Delhi […]

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