Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has announced that the number of seats in M.Phil & Ph.D. course will be reduced and the varsity has also scrapped the fresh admission process for the next academic session in some departments.
According to the information given by University Evaluation Branch, School of International Studies (SIS) has reduced 141 seats, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies has reduced 73 seats followed by School of Social Sciences (SSS) with 232 seats. The current strength of SIS is 232; SSS is 330 and School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies is 227.
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The following departments will not have fresh admissions this year: -
- Centre for Media Studies
- Centre for Study of Discrimination and Exclusion
- Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies
- Centre for East African Studies
- Centre for African Studies
The number of seats in the other departments have also been reduced. They are: -
|Name of the Department||Number of Seats Reduced|
|Centre for Indian Languages||49|
|Centre for English Studies||13|
|Centre for Arabic Studies||24|
|Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies||35|
|Centre for West Asian Studies||11|
|Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament||37|
|Centre for International Legal Studies||07|
|Centre for Inner Asian Studies||13|
|Centre for European Studies||06|
The officials of the varsity indicated that the intake has been reduced as per the prescribed norms. However, students allege that the varsity has not taken permission from the statutory bodies in this regard.