The Jawaharlal Nehru University in its 146th Academic Council meeting held on Friday, made attendance mandatory for the teaching community.

It has already made attendance mandatory for students and administrative staff. Rector-I Chintamani Mahapatra said that JNU faculty needs to give attendance at least once in a day.

The AC also approved a rule according to which during the registration process at the beginning of every semester all incoming and continuing students will be required to give an undertaking that they will abide by the attendance rules.

Mr. Mahapatra said another important decision taken by the AC was to make JNU entrance examinations completely computer-based. He also said that many members pointed out during an-hour long discussion on this issue that the admission process to JNU will now be fairer, efficient, secure and bias-free.

The university has also decided to approve introduction of a two-year M.Sc. programme in mathematics in the School of Physical Sciences.

The AC also decided to have a university level time-table which will enable the student community to make choices in taking up courses in various schools and also lead to proper time management, and better utilisation of available classroom space.

JNUSU protests

The JNUSU protested outside the venue of the meeting as the union members were not invited to be a part of it since they are facing a proctorial inquiry.

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