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Academic Atmosphere in JNU Normal, Irani Tells Rajya Sabha

Irani said, most classes in JNU are being held regularly and the academic atmosphere of the university is normal.

Published: 03rd March 2016 05:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2016 05:53 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: HRD minister Smriti Irani today said that most classes in JNU, which has seen protests over arrest of students in connection with a controversial event, are being held regularly and the academic atmosphere of the university is normal.

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Irani said that JNU has reported that students have held meetings and undertaken marches in the campus over police action since the incident that took place at JNU on February 9.

"The University Administration is in constant touch with faculty, students and staff and several appeals have been issued and circulated among the JNU community for restoring normalcy. Presently, most of the classes are being held regularly and the academic atmosphere of the University is normal," Irani said.

In a written reply to another question in Rajya Sabha, Irani said that "no student has been suspended and expelled from the hostel and barred from entry to various buildings of University of Hyderabad in January 2016".



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