JNU is back in the news and yet again for not positive reasons. There are news reports that the university administration might use Biometrics for tracking class attendance as the “practice of marking attendance in the register” or the honour system is not being followed. Colleges and Universities need a minimum 75% attendance to take exams. This is unfortunate as JNU is well known institution of learning, students are mostly post graduates and they get ample government scholarships – so academic and research work at this university should have been expected, instead of this needed action and numerous protests that we all get to hear about. It is to be noted that JNU already follows biometric attendance system for its staff, including the Vice-Chancellor.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 31 Jan 2018
Normally intellectuals by definition are forward looking high-thinkers, but not so in the case of the Indian leftist ones. You know when you see them – several current and former Jawaharlal Nehru University alumni, from Jadavpur University and other leftist universities and some who pass opinion from the power center of Delhi. They celebrate the “lal salaam” or red salute even though it is decades outdated. They want us to follow ideas of Stalin and Lenin of Russia even though the mother country Russia and former Soviet Union countries have moved on to their former traditional values. These intellectuals and the naxalites in different parts follow the Maoist ideas of China while is very capitalistic in nature and building Confucian and Buddhist schools and temples. So perhaps these “misguided” intellectuals need to go to school again…
- 17 Oct 2016