On February 16, two days after the terror attack in Pulwama, Manzoor was arrested on charges of sedition along with two of his friends, Gowhar Mushtaq and Zakir Maqbool, for an argument on Facebook with a classmate over the incident.
The panel, set up by the HRD Ministry on November 16 to “recommend ways to restore normal functioning in JNU”, held its most recent meeting Friday. Former UGC chairman V S Chauhan, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain met students on the university campus.
The HRD Ministry is learnt to have prepared a proposal this week, and a Cabinet note will be prepared once the plan gets the minister’s stamp of approval. In all likelihood, the institute will be located in Hyderabad.
Currently, 18% of the 7,500 students at JNU receive Rs 2,000 per month as MCM scholarship. According to JNU’s November 13 statement, these students are among those eligible for 50% concession on room rent, utility charges and service charges.
The ministry set up a three-member committee, comprising former UGC chairman V S Chauhan, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain, late Sunday to “recommend ways to restore normal functioning in JNU”.
Contrary to common perception, JNU’s old hostel fee structure was not the lowest among the country’s best CUs. Visva-Bharati University, HCU, AMU, NEHU and Pondicherry University charged less, if not the same (see chart).
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Their scope of work includes providing personal and group counselling to students, diagnosing students with learning disability and helping new students adapt to the residential environment at these schools located in rural area.
The Union government, in 2016, had rationalised the Centre-State funding pattern of many centrally sponsored schemes, including the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The funds sharing pattern of SSA between the Centre and the states changed from 65:35 to 60:40.
The final NEP has also tweaked the suggestion in the draft policy on starting a National Tutors Programme (NTP) and Remedial Instructional Aides Programme (RIAP). Both were meant to strengthen basic reading and mathematics skills.