After two Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students alleged that the administration had withheld their fellowship, arguing that they continued to be suspended in connection with a controversial February 9 incident on the campus, a PhD scholar Monday alleged the university refused to give her MPhil degree, arguing that she was part of the event.
Chintu Kumari, former JNU students’ union general secretary, who is pursuing a PhD in Political Science, was not one of the eight students suspended by the JNU high-level inquiry committee on the basis of its interim report. However, in the final report of the committee, she was found “guilty” of violating disciplinary norms for her involvement in the incident where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.
“Today, I went to the evaluation branch to collect my MPhil marksheet, and was informed by them that my degree and marksheet have been blocked by the Chief Proctor’s office because of my connection with the February 9 incident…” said Chintu.
Chief Proctor A P Dimri said he did not know about the incident, as he was travelling.