New Delhi: JNU management is in the process of bringing series of ‘reforms’ in improving attendance record inside the institute.
“Ab yeh nahin chalege, students have to meet the mandatory attendance needed”, said Prakash Kumar, registrar of JNU after signing the notice.
He added, “We know students have other priorities. We cannot be tough on them. Considering all the factors including the average attendance record of the last ten years, the attendance committee of the institute has kept it 5 percent for academic years 2018-19”.
Mr. Kumar a veteran of the institute for last thirty-five years feels, it would be tough for some, if they try, they can meet this ‘reasonable’ number.
Mr. Kumar said, the attendance committee has come with Attendance Improvement Plan (AIP) for next ten years. AIP mandates these five percent mandatory days to be increased by 0.5% every year.
“We must reach ten per attendance figure by 2030 when India becomes third largest economy in the world”, said Mr. Kumar who expects by that time JNU would be among top three universities in the world.
Students are angry after reading the notice. They feel it is done to curtail their freedom.
“Why the figure is mandated for us, why no such number mentioned for teachers”, said Kanhaiya lal student leader who led a protest team to ‘gherao’ the registrar in his office.
“On top of it, it mandates five percent figure for all. Why there is no relaxation for SC, ST, OBC as well as minorities. We will not accept such orders, no one will sign the undertaking”, said Kanhaiya lal.
His slogan ‘Humein Chahiye Aazadi, JNU ke Classroom se Azadi” thundered in the corridors of opposition camp in India. Our sources say, Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, D. Raja are heading towards JNU to meet Kanhaiya lal and his colleagues later today.