JNU denies discrimination in PhD admission

JNU's students’ union alleged to the administration of the college that during Ph.D. admissions, students of the marginalized section were discriminated against during viva sessions.

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New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has rejected the allegations of discrimination against the students of lower-class during Ph.D. admissions, saying that these allegations are completely false.
The University said that the selection committee does not have any information about the category of the students. So, they cannot discriminate in any way.

A few days ago, JNU’s students’ union alleged to the administration of the college that during Ph.D. admissions, students of the marginalized section were discriminated against during viva sessions. After which, Aishe Ghosh had alleged that with several candidates appearing for the oral examination, they were given particularly low marks in violation of constitutional norms.

In this regard, the University reverted, as per the admission policy adopted by the University, every SC/ST/PWD candidate who qualifies for the JNU entrance test for Ph.D. admission is called for viva-voce, irrespective of their Irrespective of the number of seats available for admission in the respective categories and the class is never asked in the viva.

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