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JNU to offer engineering and management courses, UGC nod pending

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) proposes to offer engineering and management courses, an initiative the University Grants Commission is said to be considering. If approved, the university will take students for these subjects from 2018. The New Delhi-based premier institution, established in 1969, is known for its arts and humanities subjects. JNU wants to expand its programme to engineering and management, for which officials submitted a proposal and made a presentation to the country’s university regulator, UGC. The government-run university can’t start new courses without the UGC’s clearance as these…

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‘Ridiculous,’ Says Kanhaiya Kumar As Smriti Irani’s Ministry Ranks JNU At 3

Both JNU and the Hyderabad University have been at the centre of massive rows that have led to student protests against Smriti Irani. NEW DELHI:  Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU student arrested on charges of sedition last month, has said it is “ridiculous” that the university has been ranked number 3 in the country by the Centre’s education ministry. “Feels ridiculous that on one hand the Ministry of Human Resource Development is attacking us over autonomy and on the other hand we are on this list,” said Mr Kumar, who is…

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