The Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) has asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to extend the deadline for submission of MPhil and PhD for research scholars as well as non-net fellowships.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) has requested the University Grants Commission (UGC) to extend the deadline for submission of MPhil, PhD for research scholars as well as to distribute non-net fellowships. The student union said in a statement that their representatives visited the UGC on October 27 and met with Additional Secretary Satendra Singh and its under-secretary.
JNUSU said the closure of the institution and library due to Kovid had affected the fieldwork of the scholars. “In light of this, JNUSU has requested the UGC to extend the submission deadline as previously claimed. We have received a positive response, that UGC has not hesitated about the extension, and as in previous months, will deliberately and soon issue a notification in this regard, “it said.
In their list of demands, the student body highlighted “the problem of research scholars who are not receiving their non-net fellowships.” “There are cases where students have not received a fellowship for the last 8-9 months and in some cases for more than a year.
Several times JNUSU has approached both the JNU administration and the UGC on the same subject. The JNU administration has repeatedly cited lack of funds and non-disbursement of funds from the UGC as reasons, ”said JNUSU.
It added that UGC officials responded that “they are regularly sending funds to JNU, and any issues related to funding need to be addressed at the JNU administration level”.
“The UGC even quoted that a fund of Rs 120 crore had been disbursed on 26/10/21, which would reach the JNU administration,” it said. JNUSU Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Non-Net Fellowship have demanded resolving the unresolved issues, rejecting Non-Net II’s offer and increasing the amount for non-net and student options. To change the NET test center.
“JNUSU has demanded that students be given the option to change centers due to delays in conducting NET exams.” JNUSU will also approach the NTA on the same issue, “it said.