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Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Delhi
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Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Delhi is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Central University.
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Young at thirty years, as universities go, what has lent strength and energy to Jawaharlal Nehru University is the vision that ideas are a field for adventure, experimentation and unceasing quest and diversity of opinions its chief premise. In the early 1970s, when JNU opened its doors to teachers and students, frontier disciplines and new perspectives on old disciplines were brought to the Indian university system. The excellent teacher-student ratio at 1:10, a mode of instruction which encouraged students to explore their own creativity instead of reproducing received knowledge, and an exclusively internal evaluation were a new experiment on the Indian academic landscape; these have stood the test of time. The very Nehruvian objectives embedded in the founding of the University, national integration, social justice, secularism, the democratic way of life, international understanding and scientific approach to the problems of society had built into it constant and energetic endeavour to renew knowledge through self-questioning.
The once rugged terrain of the Aravali hill range, where the 1000 -acre campus is housed is now lush green. Parts of it host dense forests, sustaining a birdwatcher's paradise and some forms of wild life.
The JNU campus is a microcosm of the Indian nation, drawing students from every nook and corner of the country and from every group and stratum of society. To make sure that this is so, annual admission tests are simultaneously held at 37 centres spread across the length and breadth of the country, and special care is taken to draw students from the underprivileged castes and ethic groups by reserving 22.5 per cent of seats for them. Overseas students form some 10 percent of the annual intake. Students' hostels and blocks of faculty residences are interspersed with one another, underlining the vision of a large Indian family.
Even as class room teaching and, work in the library and the laboratories have their share in the mode of instruction, personal interaction between students and teachers and among students themselves form an extremely important and lively medium of generation and transmission of knowledge. Sometimes high decibel disputes about the validity of theoretical premises or cultural substructures of a particular scientific or economic thesis do spill over from the class and hostel rooms onto the middle of the campus roads, at times causing traffic bottlenecks. Happily, these have never caused a road accident! The annual Students Union elections are conducted entirely by students. Fierce poster and cartoon wars, verbal duels and competitive yet peaceful group meetings are a viewers' delight during the elections. Violence is the only alien on the campus.
Several Centres in these Schools have been declared by the UGC to be Centres of 'Excellence'. These are Centre for Historical Studies, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Centre for Political Studies, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, all in the School of Social Sciences. In addition three Science Schools--School of Physical Sciences, School of Life Sciences and School of Environmental Sciences have also received the UGC recognition as Centers for Excellence.
The first nearly thirty years of JNU's existence were marked by the institution of new disciplines and the conceptualisation of old disciplines in new perspectives. The focus in these years has been on interdisciplinary research and teaching. Thus JNU envisaged Centres in place of Departments and Schools in place of Faculties. This has stood JNU in good stead and its concepts and perspectives have had a degree of percolating effect in several other universities.
However, thirty years on, when ever new forms of knowledge and newer forms of creating and diffusing knowledge have evolved and newer problematiques have come into focus, it is important to renew our knowledge systems by taking cognisance of the rapid changes occurring. We have already taken steps for establishment of new Centres/Schools focused on what are now frontline disciplines. These are:
* Special Centre for Molecular Medicine
* School of Information Technology
* Centre for the Study of Law and Governance
Centre for Molecular Medicine will be the nucleus around which a School of Medicine would evolve over the next ten years. This is not envisaged as a replica of MBBS degree awarding Medical Colleges but as primarily a centre of highly specialised basic research with the study of molecules being its chief concern. It is through this study that society will obtain help to combat dreaded genetic diseases like cancer, heart ailments, rheumatic diseases etc.
The School of Information Technology would bring us to the forefront of the most modern way of dissemination of knowledge. IT facilities are already available at three locales on the Campus. These will constitute the nucleus of a very large programme which will create, impart training, and use IT networks to establish interlinkages first within JNU, then within the city's institutions, and finally worlwide. The plan is to turn JNU into a virtual university thus providing and opening access to the academic resources world wide.
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance is a new concept. By its nature a multi-disciplinary centre, it involves the disciplines of history, sociology, political science, economics and philosophy at the very outset. Its foci are spread out: from the management of institutions - public and private, political, social and economic - to the management of the social order. It would also involve the study of the problems of work culture, and human rights. Its relevance is both immediate and long term; and inherent in it are both academic and social concerns. We also intend to experiment with making joint appointments between this Centre and other concerned centres. If a faculty member from existing centres wishes to participate in the creation and development of this Centre, we should welcome the initiative; we could also make appointments of faculty jointly in this as well as some other centres. If the experiment succeeds, we plan to extend it to other centres and schools as well.
Besides, we have the intention of establishing a world class JNU Institute of Advanced Study. This would be open to scholars around the world, irrespective of nationality, gender, or any other distinguishing marker, and to all disciplines. Excellence of the research project and of the scholar's c.v. would be the sole criteria. This would be a place where a scholar, needing a break from his/her routine and planning some uninterrupted research for a few months to a year or two would be welcome. We plan to provide such scholars an Indian Professor's salary, residential accommodation and world class infrastructural facilities.
But recognition of frontline disciplines would not bind us to the significance of the more classical areas of study. JNU has taken steps for establishment of a Centre for Sanskrit Studies and a Centre of Philosophy. We expect these two centres to have a wide ranging interaction with the School of Language, Literature and Civlization Studies and the School of Social Sciences.
Some thinking has also been initiated to establish a School of Indological Studies around the Centre of Indian Languages and the Centre for Sanskrit Studies by introducing courses in classical and modern Indian languages and literatures. These courses will link very usefully with the study of classical Greek a Chair for which has already been endowed and Hebrew, endowment for which is under consideration for installation from July 2000. This should be the only School of its kind in India and will attract scholars from within India and internationally.
Proposed New Disciplines:
The Study of Globalization
By its nature a multi-disciplinary and a brand new emerging area, it would involve interaction among the disciplines of economics, history, sociology, gender studies, political science and philosophy among the social sciences. It would pay attention to the study of human rights. It would also include the study of global ecology as part of environmental sciences and literature and arts of diaspora as part of humanities.
This should engage both in preparing the methodology of modelling and actual modelling of various problematiques, be it economy, ecology, biology, population, or crime. It should also engage itself in chaos and complexity studies.
There already is a very small programme in operation at JNU dealing with some issues of national security other than defence. The issues of security that would be of concern to us at JNU comprise food, energy, environment and security against natural disasters. It would also involve studying problems of interdependence and conflict in a fast changing world.
Comparative Culture Studies
The chief emphasis in the system of higher education in India over the past century has been on the location of any problematique in a single discipline or a single frame of reference, even as episodic endeavours in comparative studies have yielded very positive results.
It is therefore important to put this endeavour on an institutional footing encompassing a wide range of themes and disciplines. 'Culture' would be inclusive of social sciences, literatures, humanities and international relations.
JNU also plan to establish a JNU Institute of Advanced Study offering Fellowships of up to a year's duration to scholars around the world irrespective of nationality and in all disciplines. Some fellowships may be earmarked for a collective project, either proposed by a group or by the IAS itself, for up to two years. The IAS would offer an Indian Professor's salary, a small self-contained flat and world class infrastructural support.
The most rapidly evolving research scenario today is in the area of life sciences, bioinformatics and biotechnology. A high level concerted effort is required for keeping pace with these developments. JNU has in existence a highly regarded faculty at the School of Life Sciences and the Centre for Bio-Technology, and is hoping to appoint new faculty in the recently established Centre for Molecular Medicine.
The new areas that need special attention in these sciences are: Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Structural Biology, Gene Therapy and Vaccinology, Transgenic Plants and Animals, Environmental Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering and Downstream Processing
Study of Nanotechnology
Polymeric materials: gels, networks, glasses, clusters of polymers and biopolymers and complexes. Nano-particles (polymer and semiconductor)
It has sometimes been predicted that international wars in the 21st century will be centred on control over water. Even if this seems too harsh a prophecy, the question of water is going to be one of the major areas of social need and tension. This implies both quantity and quality of water. It also implies the study of water in all its resources, mountains, sky, land and oceans.
JNU would like to make it a specialised discipline where interaction among faculty in the School of Environmental Sciences, Centre for Studies in Regional Development, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, both in the School of Social Sciences would form the base of activity. Work would start with the Ganga system for studying the quantity and quality of water, melt water behaviour, soil moisture measurements, ecohydrology, environment impact analysis etc. and extend to other water systems as it develops
Comparative Area Studies
in the context of International Relations. It would provide institutional support for collaborative research for area specialists working on similar themes in different geographical-cultural contexts
India Heritage Series comprising three inter-related units:
1. 100 Masterpieces of Indian Civilisation in multi-lingual and multi-media translations into Indian, Asian and European languages
2. The Linguistic Heritage of India, with focus on rescuing and preserving endangered languages belonging to the Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman and Tibeto-Himalayan language families spoken by linguistic minorities across the country, particularly in states like Meghalaya, Bihar, Jharkhand, M.P., U.P., Uttaranchal, H.P. and J&K.
3. India: Reception Studies. The programme willcompile and index material on India in all five official languages of the U.N. and Arabic, Portuguese and Italian.
Holistic Medicine-Epidemiology Programme.This programme would undertake the study of the concepts and methodological issues of a range of alternative medical traditions operative in India and would seek to develop a holistic paradigm within epidemiology. JNU already has a functioning Centre for the Study of Social Medicine and Community Health as well as a Centre for Studies in Science Policy. There is besides the School of Life Sciences. The programme could draw upon the resources of all of these.
History of Science, Technology and Medicine.Here too some expertise exists in four of our Centres and the School of Life Sciences: the two mentioned above, and the Centre for Historical Studies and Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies. A separate programme in which all these could collaborate and develop it further would add enormously to the value of this academic discipline.
These are some of the areas in which the participating universities' interest and expertise could be ascertained for collaboration and sharing of knowledge. This could possibly be used as a starting point for identifying broad areas for establishing a presence on the internet. In this context, the following possibilities could be considered
* Sharing of courses on broad themes of general interest.
* Lectures on selected areas.
* Sharing research resources.
* Identification of globally meaningful themes and placement of necessary data for it.
The technological revolution witnessed during the recent past has made the knowledge produced at global level easily accessible. A transition from accessibility to activate interaction and cross fertilization is perhaps the desirable change which now needs collective consideration and realization. Accessibility when confined to sharing information serves only a limited purpose; sharing does not necessarily lead to furthering knowledge which to a great extent is contingent upon creative dialogue. The global network envisaged by the Rector Group is likely to contribute to this transition by creating a forum for "bumping divergent insights against one another".
A sensitivity to the epistemological and cultural context in which knowledge is produced is a necessary pre-requisite for a meaningful dialogue. The historical experience and contemporary compulsions are so powerful and variegated that a universalized view is likely to miss out important nuances. This is a factor knowledge sharing is likely to miss out and creative dialogue would underline.
In the light of these two important dimensions, the preliminary task of the proposed network appears to be the creation of an academic infra-structure not only to bring together the existing knowledge in the participating universities but also to provide a forum for active critical dialogue on problems of global significance. The differing perspectives on these problems based on national experiences and epistemological assumptions would be the ground for advancement.
The initial step in this direction would be the documentation of the existing resources of the participating universities. The web masters of the universities could meet together to review and discuss these resources and to identify significant thematic areas. On the basis of this identification, working groups may be constituted to prepare specific proposals.
In the absence of the academic profile of the participating universities, it is premature at this stage to think about areas or perhaps even about the specific nature of programs. Yet, suggestions in the memorandum appear to be useful starting point on which the meeting could build a more detailed structure.
The graduate level seminars and Rector Group lectures are interesting ideas. Needless to say, success and acceptability would largely depend upon the care with which the topics are selected. It is useful in this context to raise the question about criteria for selecting the topics. They should be chosen not only to stimulate debate but also to incorporate ongoing and future research in the participating universities. JNU is a member of International Association of Universities. The web site of the association is http://www.unesco.org/
the activities of them can be found on the internet site . JNU is also member of the association of Universities in developing Commonwealth countries and the site is http://www.acu.ac.uk/ . From the point of view of JNU, some of the specific areas of interest in social science are: Sustainable development, Environmental protection, Modernization, Culture: Domination and resistance, Human rights and Terrorism. The areas of interest in applied sciences would be Bio-engineering, computer tutoring Systems for teaching and machine-aided Translated Systems. The identification of these and other areas in future would depend upon corresponding interest in participating universities.
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JNU has granted recognition and accreditation to the following prestigious institutions across the country. This has added to the true national character of the University. Representatives of these Institutions serve on various academic and statutory bodies of the JNU. Similarly, JNU faculty also participate in the academic bodies of these Institutions.
* Army Cadet College, Dehradun
* College of Military Engineering, Pune
* Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad
* Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow
* National Defence Academy, Pune
* Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala
Research and Development Institutions
* Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
* Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
* Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
* Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow
* Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
* International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
* National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
* Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi
* Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
* National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
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Reaching out to University Alumni: JNU is proud to have as its alumni a collective of more than 80,000 social scientists, scientists civil servants, literary critics, media experts, foreign language experts, journalists, political leaders, social activists, technologists, managers and entrepreneurs over the last 35 years and more. This number will continue to grow. The University has established a Standing committee for Alumni Relations and International Linkages (SCRAIL) under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor since 2003. Currently, Prof. Anand Kumar is the Chief Advisor, Alumni & Placements.
SCARIL aims to foster stronger relations between its alumni and others connected with the University. JNU recognizes its alumni as important stakeholders in its continuing quest to provide excellent education. It realises the enormous benefits that can come from the engagement and support of its alumni who have considerable expertise in many areas and can help identify strategic directions for JNU in the 21st century.
The alumni can provide opportunities for community service, act as goodwill ambassadors for JNU, serve as effective interlocutors, provide advice and support to the university, suggest frontline research areas, offer career advice and also provide financial assistance. There can also be academic and technical collaboration in research and projects.
Through this office we have established links with JNU alumni and several JNU alumni associations in different parts of India and abroad. We have already produced a directory of nearly 5000 alumni which is available online. But we have to expedite the process to cover the remaining alumnus as soon as possible. Any alumna can get included in this directory by sending us details at firstname.lastname@example.org
The A&P office of the JNU is also committed to help establish links between various prospective employers and JNU students through their respective schools and centres. Various placement agencies and universities have already contacted us for this purpose.
Near Future: JNUï¿½s Vision
JNU is a leading national centre of excellence in higher education which is trying to rank among the top universities of the world. We, at JNU, believe in excellence with social responsibility and commitment, and wish to become a bench mark for Indian universities.
JNU has evolved mainly as a research oriented university with emphasis on post graduate teaching. Out of a total of 5506 on our rolls, 4631 are post graduate students. With hostels and residences of teachers built close together, the university's instructional and research programmes go beyond the classroom and normal office hours. JNU is now well recognized among world class institutions, the only Indian university to find a place in the global ranking of Institutes of Higher Education. A recent survey by Pergmann Press has placed JNU publications in the Sciences as the 4th most cited papers in the country. The University Grants Commission has also identified JNU amongst the few 'University with Potential for Excellence'. JNU has always been the leading Indian university, and perhaps among the best worldwide, in Social Sciences, International Relations, and Languages. The Admission policy and practice of JNU: for equity, access and quality has been rated as the 'Best Practices' by National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration which has published it under its series of publication of Best Practices in Higher Education.
Marching ahead on this solid foundation, the University is concentrating upon some major, carefully identified teaching and research programmes which are also of relevance to national progress and development; programmes that will take JNU to new heights of excellence in the years to come. Recognising the emerging trends in social and economic systems (often simply referred to as globalisation and knowledge society) and the strengthening of interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation and dissemination, new Research areas and activities are being launched.
ï¿½ The emerging deeper and stronger interdisciplinary character of research and teaching in forms the new programmes in sciences, These include :
- Launching of Nano-Science and Technology as a new major research and teaching programme integrating several aspects now being pursued separately by groups in School of Physical Sciences, Centre for Biotechnology, School of Environmental Sciences and School of Life Science. Another such integrating programme is the application of common computational approaches and tools to study a range of diverse systems encountered in real life situations ranging from traffic flows, stock market fluctuations to analysis of gene protein regulatory networks. This programme on Study of Complex Systems will bring in inputs from social sciences as well. A new frame work of biological research with confluence of various disciplines of biology and physical sciences and mathematics, faculty members from the School of Life Sciences (SLS), School of Environmental Sciences (SES), School of Physical Sciences (SPS), and Special Centre for Molecular Medicine (SCMM) have come together to form an interdisciplinary group of researchers/educationists to pursue biological problems from the perspective of basic principles of physical sciences, especially of chemistry
Emergence of Knowledge Society and widening connectivity between diverse nations and social and economic systems informs the following new initiatives:
- Research and Studies on emerging issues of Higher Education in Knowledge Society will find an important place in JNU; issues such as access and inclusion, diversity and excellence, gender, institutional and organizational transformation, financing and privatization, migration of knowledge workers will be taken up. Simultaneously the issue of changing structures and content of School Education and its linkages with higher education require will receive attention.
- The changing role and nature of international economic institutions in the management of world economy in the dimensions of trade, environment, technology, knowledge and investments within the framework institutional economics, evolutionary economics along with conventional trade and development theories constitutes a key thrust area of research and teaching. The hitherto neglected dimension of social sector is now acquiring an increasing recognition in International Economics (reflected for example in WTO and UN deliberations). New programmes will receive special attention to equip students to undertake holistic research in international economics incorporating this key social sector perspective. With increasing marketization of many services (and goods) traditionally provided by the state, it has become imperative to develop regulatory structures so that social objectives are still met and therefore economic regulation is being taken up as a key area of research and teaching in the context of a more liberalized international economic framework
- Another new initiative to develop a programme on Holistic Epidemiology for Public Health at the university that could feed into the existing curricula in medical colleges and public health institutions in the country apart from contributing to the policy process and the quality of governance.
- The increasing diffusion of Electronic Media resulting in wide spread connectivity has lead to a research programme focussing on the study of issues of the relationship between media on one hand and social behaviour, political functioning, mobilization of public opinion etc. on the other. It would study the media as a source of critical examination of the Government policies and Society in all related aspects.
Necessity of Indian studies in humanities in a wider diverse national and international perspective has been recognised. This informs the following programmes
- In addition to contemporary Indian History, new initiatives would pay particular attention to situating the Indian experience in a comparative perspective other developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America as also of various advanced countries at a comparable stage of their development and by establishing new posts for non-Indian history (Contemporary, Global histories and East European, Asian, Modern Chinese, Latin American and African histories.
- The study and research programmes in textual tradition will be expanded to develop expertise on Pali and Prakrit textual sources and other classical language & literary traditions such as in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu. The approach would be not to construct merely the historical meta-narrative but to also look at the historical record in terms of regional and local processes. The degree programmes in Hindi and Urdu and diploma in Mass Media will be expanded to cover other major Indian languages. International coverage would be by creation of a Group of Foreign Languages like Greek, Swahili, Hebrew Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Kazak, and Uzbek etc for a programme in culture studies as an interdisciplinary research at M.Phil/Ph.D level. Collaborative studies in Museum Studies and Comparative aesthetics is another new initiative.
- Special mention should be made of an important Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion.
As invaluable inputs to research and education, the University proposes to set up archaeological and history museum, and other specialised resource units such as for Science & Technology Archival Record System, for Health Systems/Services Resource and Research.
The University is enhancing and modernising e its educational and research facilities. The Science Instrumentation Centre is being strengthened and state-of-art audio visual and other teaching aids are being introduced. Wide spread adoption of e-governance and internet connectivity has become a must for JNU. A seminar hall with main auditorium with a capacity to seat 1200 people, with associated guest house of international standards will enable JNU to host many more seminars, conferences and workshops.
A full-fledged International Relations office is envisaged to take full advantage of Memorandum of Understanding and Academic Collaboration agreements signed with 90 universities.
Our building plans include annexes to most of our major Schools, as well as a hundred rooms residence for visiting faculty.
The University Library is a Knowledge Centre which has rich resources mainly in Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences. It is a nine-storey tower building and has a carpet area of about one lakh sq. ft. It is situated in the midst of the academic complex of the University and is the hub of all the academic activities of the University. Established in 1969, it incorporates the library of the prestigious Indian School of International Studies which was later merged with Jawaharlal Nehru University. The JNU Library is a depository of all Govt. publications and publications of some important International Organisations like WHO, European Union, United Nations and its allied agencies etc. The Library has recently established a CyberLibrary at the Ground Floor with 200 Computers for the students and research scholars to access the available online resources.
To meet the special needs of the visually challenged students of the University, a separate Unit named Helen Keller Unit has been established in the newly renovated Reading Hall at the Ground Floor. Twenty computers and scanners have been installed with screen reading and speech software to facilitate visually challenged scholars in their studies in this special Unit. The Library has subscribed twenty two international online databases covering about 10,000 full text journals. Besides that, access to 4,500 full text scholarly electronic journals from 25 publishers across the globe is available, under the UGC-INFONET E-journals Consortium. Computerized Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) can be accessed from all the Schools/Centres under University Wide Area Network.
The Library remains open from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. throughout the year and during the examination days, the working hours are extended upto 12 midnight for 45 days each semester. However, the Reading Room, Textbook Section also remains open upto 12 midnight. The General Reading Hall is being kept open round the clock throughout the year. The Library remains closed on three National Holidays and Holi festival each year.
All students, faculty members and employees of the University are eligible for membership of the Library. The registered members are issued Borrower's Ticket corresponding to their entitlement. JNU Library issue bar-coded library identity cards for students. The entitlement, in terms of the number of books that can be borrowed by the members, are as follows:
Category of Members No. of Borrower Tickets issued
M.Phil/Ph.D Students 6
Part-time Students 2
Faculty members/Officers 12
Staff Members 2
Special Members 2
The Library has a total collection of 5.45 lakhs, which includes books, serials, non-book materials etc. The faculty publications have been placed at the Ground Floor. The Library subscribes to 965 journals and also receives another 148 journals by way of gift and exchange. The collection is housed subject-wise on different floors under three major streams i.e. Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences. List of Subscribed Print / Online journals is available at library web page at www.jnu.ac.in.
Basement: Social Sciences Books Collection; Bound Periodicals Collection; Periodicals Unit and Bindery.
Ground Floor: Membership Section; Circulation Counter; Periodicals Display and Reading Hall (Social Sciences & Humanities); Reference books; Readers Services; CyberLibrary; Helen Keller Unit (Visually Challenged Researcher/Scholars); Information Browsing Unit for Faculty Members; Research Scholars Reading Hall; Lockers for M. Phil/Ph. D Students and Catalogue Cabinets.
Mezzanine Floor: Librarian's Chamber; Librarian's Office; Documentation Unit; Social Science Processing and Book Acquisition Unit; Training Room; Library Administration; Text Books and Book Bank Collection; Committee Room; Retro conversion Unit and Automation Unit.
1st Floor: Govt. Documents; Census Publications; UN Documents; Documents of other International Agencies etc. ; Microfilms & Microfiches; Reading room for JNU Professors Emeritus.
2nd & 3rd Floor: Science collection is housed on these floors. 2nd floor : display of new Periodicals titles; Theses & Dissertations ; Reference books and bound volumes of Periodicals (from 1985 onwards). 3rd floor houses books and bound volumes of Periodicals (1969-1984).
4th & 5th Floor: Humanities Collection is housed on these floors. European languages and Literature on 4th floor and Afro-Asian Language and Literature on 5th floor.
6th Floor: Archives on Contemporary History; Back volumes of Language journals.
7th Floor: Press Clippings; Bound volumes of Newspapers; Theses & Dissertations and the Arts & Rare Books Collection.
8th Floor: Russian language collection.
9th Floor: Census Data Centre (Proposed).
The University hostel system includes 10 Hostels for Boys and Girls and one complex accommodating married students and one complex is coming up shortly for post Doctoral Fellows. These are spacious, well furnished hostels. Apart from hygienic foods, hostels provides recreational facilities includes TVs, indoor games, health Club, and PCOs etc. Each hostel has its live-in wardens, a member of faculty who administers the hostels.
In view of the limited Hostel Accommodation, the candidates should note that the grant of admission to a programme of study in the University would not ensure allotment of Hostel Accommodation and that the Accommodation will be offered to the eligible applicants subject to availability.
1. All selected students who need hostel accommodation will be required to apply in the prescribed application form obtainable from the Dy. Registrar (Inter Hall Administration) Office of the Dean of Students from 15th July 2004 onwards. The application forms received after the last date (16th August 2004) will be considered by the Dean of Students as he deems fit. Admission in the hostel is in accordance with the merit secured in the Entrance Examination held by the University in the respective programmes of study.
2. Upto 22.5% (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST, (interchangeable, if necessary) and 3% of the seats in the hostels are reserved for the SC/ST and Physically Handicapped candidates respectively. All SC (Boys and Girls) except residents of Delhi will be provided hostel. The SC/ST/PH students are exempted from payment of hostel fee (room rent). This is applicable only to those SC/ST/PH students who are not in receipt of fellowships/ scholarships and whose parents/guardians income is under Rs. 75,000/- per annum.
3. The criteria for allotment of hostel accommodation by the University is as under :
(a) Students admitted to a full-time Programme of study and who have passed their qualifying examination from places outside Delhi and are not resident of Delhi excepting those who are admitted to a level at which the student already has a degree or has pursued studies in JNU (at the same level) with hostel accommodation.
(b) Students who have passed their qualifying examinations from Delhi but have stayed in recognized University/College hostels and are not resident of Delhi, subject to their furnishing documentary evidence alongwith hostel application from the Head of the College/Institution to the effect that he/she had been a resident student.
(c) Students who have passed their qualifying examinations from Delhi institutions by making their private arrangements for accommodation but at the same time do not have their family residence in Delhi subject to their furnishing a documentary evidence to the satisfaction of the University authorities.
List of Documents to be furnished :
1. Photocopy of Ration Card duly attested, (Bring original Ration Card for verification)
2. Residence Certificate/Domicile Certificate issued by BDO/SDM/ Tehsildar or any other competent authority. (where Ration Card System is not existing)
3. Posting Certificate (in case of service officers wards).
4. Document in support of private arrangement for accommodation in Delhi.
(d) Local students whose parents/guardians are transferred outside Delhi, subject to their furnishing satisfactory documentary evidence to this effect from the employer. Provided that in case an applicant fails to furnish the relevant documentary evidence, as mentioned at (b), (c) & (d) above, at the time of submitting an application for hostel as per the information furnished in the application and that certificates submitted subsequent to the start of hostel allotments in support of his/her claim will be considered by the Dean of Students as he deems fit.
Outstation students who are admitted to a programme at the level at which the student already has a degree or has pursued studies in JNU (at the same level) with hostel accommodation.
Fifth semester of two-year M.A. and M. Phil. 9th semester Ph. D. and local students in that order. Admission to the local students when provided will be only for the duration of the current academic session strictly and such students would be required to surrender the hostel accommodation latest by 31st May of the Academic Session.
Profile of University
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), situated in New Delhi is one of the most prestigious universities across the country. JNU is basically a research oriented university, offering MPhil., PhD in several streams.
Instead of colleges, JNU offers undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil. and research courses through various schools and centres of the university, that makes JNU different from other universities in the country.
The JNU came into existence in 1969 under the Jawaharlal Nehru University Act 1966. The university has identified and is concentrating upon some major academic programmes, which are of relevance to national progress and development.
JNU has a distinct picturesque view inside the campus that makes a scenic view. Several locations such as Parthsarthi Rock (PSR), caves are home of various birds and animals that makes the campus an urban sanctuary.
JNU is the only university in the country that provides free coaching facility to the aspirants willing to get admission in the university.
Students' Union (JNUSU) organizes free coaching classes for JNU aspirants planning to take their entrance exams this year.
The coaching classes are conducted to prepare students for what they are going to face in the entrance test. These classes are especially designed for students coming from deprived backgrounds.
It is a good experience for students belonging to different backgrounds to interact with the other students present in the class.
* G. Parthasarathy, 1969-1974
* B. D. Nag Chaudhuri, 1974-1979
* K. R. Narayanan, 1979-1980
* Y. Nayudamma, 1981-1982
* P. N. Srivastava, 1983-1987
* M. S. Agwani, 1987-1992
* Yoginder K Alagh, 1992-1996
* A. Datta, 1996-2002
* G. K. Chadha, 2002-2005
* B. B. Bhattacharya, 2005-Present
JNU was established in 1969, by an act of parliament. It was named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India's First-Prime Minister of India), and was founded by his daughter, Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. G. Parthasarathy was appointed as the First-Vice-Chancellor of the university.
The objective of the founders of this university was to make it a premier institution of higher learning for students of the erstwhile Third World countries. The university from the very beginning was meant to be a centre for Third World studies. A third objective of the university has been to promote research and teaching leading to the increasing engagement of its students and teachers in higher level academic work and national and international policy making.
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