Amid Major Leftist Protest And Boycott, JNU Extends Winter Registration Deadline Yet Again

Swarajya Staff

Jan 16, 2020, 02:11 PM | Updated 02:11 PM IST

JNU Protest (Representative Image) (Pic Via Twitter)
JNU Protest (Representative Image) (Pic Via Twitter)

The Jawaharlal Nehru University has extended the last date of student registrations for the winter semester, the third time since the original deadline of 5 January.

According to a release issued on Thursday by the assistant registrar for evaluations, the last date for students' registration for the winter semester has been extended to Friday, 17 January.

Students can also register, by paying the prescribed fine, till 21 days after the 17 January deadline for the winter session. However, for applications submitted beyond 21 days after the deadline, students will have to make a written request and registration with a fine will be approved as per the vice chancellor's discretionary powers.

This is the third time that the winter registration deadline has been extended. The original last date for registrations to the winter semester was 5 January.

However, the deadline was extended to 12 January after some students had vandalised the university computer server room in a bid to hinder the registration process over fee hike. The deadline was further extended to 15 January and has now been extended to January 17.

The development comes even as the JNU Students Union, dominated by the left-leaning students, has been protesting for over two months against the hostel fee hike and had called for the boycott of the classes and the registration process.

(With inputs from IANS)

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