The JNUTA released the truncated data of the JNU University and alleged that only 53 percent of the total seats in the university were offered for the admissions in the MPhil and PhD courses during the first round of admissions
Moreover, only 17 percent seats were offered to the candidates of the reserved category.
When asked the reason about such a disparity in the admission, JNUTA told that the reasons for this are the arbitrary rules made by the administration of the university none of which are mentioned in the UGC gazette notification of 2016.
According to the data, out of 139 seats for the admission only 74 seats have been offered by the university.
In a statement, the JNUTA said the current admissions were “all set to go down in JNUʼs history as ones in which the Constitutional guarantees of reservation were not implemented, and where the whole effort of the JNU admission policy was to ensure no admissions”.
“The decision not to give any relaxations for social disadvantage in the 50% qualifying marks (at the entrance level) has proved to be disastrous for social justice. It is safe to conclude, given the final numbers, that hardly any SC, ST, OBC candidates made it to the viva. The ones that did, undoubtedly suffered further by the completely unwarranted decision to abandon the deprivation points system for research admissions,” JNUTA president Ayesha Kidwai said in the statement.