New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India’s top ranking university, is exploring the feasibility of constructing a satellite campus outside of the national capital. To make JNU education accessible to more number of students across India, the Executive Council of JNU passed recently a resolution to explore the feasibility of constructing a satellite campus outside of the national capital.
The 276th meeting of the Executive Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University held on 22 October 2018 took a few significant decisions. Keeping in view expanding academic programmes in the university, such as the recent establishment of a new School of Engineering and School of Management & Entrepreneurship . Also the central university plans to start more new programmes to make JNU education accessible to more number of students across India, the EC passed a resolution to explore the feasibility of constructing a satellite campus outside of the national capital.
The Vice Chancellor was authorised by the Council to set up committee to examine and recommend measures in this regard. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Act 1966 empowers the University to establish within the Union Territory of Delhi or outside that territory such Special Centres and Specialised Laboratories and such other units for research and instruction as are necessary for the furtherance of its objects.
In addition, the JNU Executive Council resolved to expedite the process of framing of conduct rules for teaching and non-teaching employees and the Vice Chancellor underlined the fact that a committee in charge of framing such rules had already been set up. The Committee has been entrusted with the task of “framing regulations for conduct/disciplinary/service rules for teaching and non-teaching employees of the University for consideration of the Executive Council.” The VC has also confirmed that no CCS rules have been incorporated in JNU ordinances.
The Council members were also apprised that a large number of faculty, centres and schools are in compliance with the student attendance rules.