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JNU teachers are concerned about the effects of CUET on the autonomy of universities and the future of students. The new Indian Express

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Several lecturers at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have raised concerns about the recent Common University Entrance Test (CUET), which they described as “chaotic and irresponsible”. This could result in the loss or reduction of autonomy at the university.

At JNUTA, representatives claimed that the CUET-based system had caused irreparable damage to democracy and participatory governance at the university.

JNUTA teachers discussed the negative effects of the CUET-based admissions system on JNU’s educational programs.

“The existence of CUET has ensured that no further decisions regarding admissions can be made within the university, effectively overruling Parliament,” JNUTA said. The Teachers also proposed the “eviscerate academic acts” test.

“With unsynchronized semesters, students from two intersecting semesters cannot opt ​​for the full range of courses offered at the university at the time! For programs whose curriculum or programs rely crucially on the cross-listing of courses, this has proven disastrous,” JNUTA added.

Speaking at the press conference, Professor Ayesha Kidwai said that JNU is a university that caters to poor students – around half of our students come from rural India. This is a group of people from families with an income of less than $20,000. Rs 12,000 per month for women

“The delay in admissions to universities participating in CUET has effectively caused a disruption in the education of these students. For those students among these who depend on college scholarships to support themselves and their families, the lack of admissions could, in all likelihood, drive them out of the education system altogether. All of a sudden, the youth dividend, which we are often proud of, is wasted,” Kidwai said.

“The main reason why JNU is in such a dire situation is the complete collapse of the statutory bodies of JNU, mainly due to the previous administration,” she continued.

At a press conference, representatives of the JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) claimed that the CUET-based system was causing irreparable damage to democracy and participatory governance at the university.

JNUTA teachers discussed the negative effects of the CUET-based admissions system on JNU’s educational programs.

“The existence of CUET has ensured that no further decisions regarding admissions can be made within the university, effectively overruling Parliament,” JNUTA said. The Teachers also proposed the “eviscerate academic acts” test.

“With unsynchronized semesters, students from two intersecting semesters cannot opt ​​for the full range of courses offered at the university at the time! For programs whose curriculum or programs rely crucially on the cross-listing of courses, this has proven disastrous,” JNUTA added.

Speaking at the press conference, Professor Ayesha Kidwai said that JNU is a university that caters to poor students – around half of our students come from rural India. This is a group of people from families with an income of less than $20,000. Rs 12,000 per month for women

“The delay in admissions to universities participating in CUET has effectively caused a disruption in the education of these students. For those students among these who depend on college scholarships to support themselves and their families, the lack of admissions could, in all likelihood, drive them out of the education system altogether. All of a sudden, the youth dividend, which we are often proud of, is wasted,” Kidwai said.

“The main reason why JNU is in such a dire situation is the complete collapse of JNU’s statutory bodies, mainly due to the previous administration,” she continued.