On Sunday, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said that the academic activities have suffered greatly due to protests and urged the students of the JNU to end the strike.
"During the last two weeks, the academic activities in the university have suffered greatly because some students are on strike. I have been receiving several e-mails from students and their parents expressing their concern over the loss of academic activities," said Mr. Kumar.
He appealed to the students to end the strike and come back and resume academic activities at the university.
"Inter Hostel Administration (IHA) committee, Dean of Students and senior wardens are in a process with hostel presidents to listen to their concerns about the hostels. Recently, in the Executive Council, the new hostel manual was also discussed and many of the students' concerns were taken into consideration," said Mr. Kumar.
"In fact, the charges students have to pay are only 50 percent for the below poverty line (BLP) category students. There are many other concessions given in the new hostel manual," he added.
The University has also released a circular in which it urged them to join the academics.