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Teachers' Union criticises JNU authorities for bad administration during COVID

Teachers Union criticises JNU authorities for bad administration during COVID

New Delhi: After the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association's (JNUTA) criticism against the varsity's administration regarding the initiation of student registration process during the second wave of COVID through out the country, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration on Tuesday came out with an explanation.

The varsity pointed out that it had often extended the deadline of registration and has also allowed late registration without late fine to help the students who face difficulties. The varsity said that reported allegations are untrue and baseless

In a statement, the University administration, rejected the teacher association's allegation of being "highly insensitive" towards the faculty and students, and said it had all along adopted a flexible and lenient approach to help scholars amid the pandemic.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) had criticised the administration on Monday saying that many universities in the country had either declared vacation or suspended their online classes due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, The teachers' Union said that.JNU is the only institution in the country which have not opted or allowed for any break between semesters for over a year and half during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In response,denying the "baseless allegation" JNU administration said that in view of the second wave, it had "twice postponed" the date of registration following the requests from the schools and the special centres.

"...only after the Deans of Schools and Chairpersons of all Special Centres suggested the need for starting the registration process for these students that a decision was taken to start the registration process," the varsity clarified

It added that administration has all along adopted "a flexible and lenient approach" to enable the students to complete their courses and examinations by delegating the decisions on teaching, examination and evaluation processes to schools and special centres.

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