Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Undergraduate programs at JNU?

According to this Telegraph report by Charu Sudan Kasturi, there's a real possibility that JNU will become a Real University:

Jawaharlal Nehru University is eyeing the possibility of offering undergraduate studies across education streams in a landmark shift proposed by its chancellor, former University Grants Commission chairman Yash Pal.

JNU’s executive council, its highest decision-making body, will meet this month to discuss the proposal, which could transform its character.

Yash Pal’s suggestion came at the university court meeting in January, sources said. The chancellor is the university’s top administrator below the Visitor (the President of India), and the court its broadest recommendatory authority.


  1. Anonymous said...

    My opinion is that there should be two kinds of undergraduate education - one which has its strength only in a strong/dedicated teaching program and the second should be centered around univs/depts that have strengths in research program too. JNU can definitely fulfill the second role.

  2. James said...

    In a setback to the secular culture and history of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, the right wing Hindutva groups, it seems, have strengthened themselves in the campus, and they are announcing it by their actions: in the last six months ABVP activists have carried out three attacks on Muslim students in the campus. The administration did take action but in a way that only emboldened the attackers.