As per the order issued by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet, Subrahmanyam, will now be secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment.
JNU has sought contempt action against its students and the police for allegedly violating a high court order barring protests within 100 metres of the university's administrative block.
MHRD released the record of discussions in which it highlighted five points that were agreed upon in the meetings on December 10-11.
The vice-chancellor met 18 hostel presidents on a day he attended his office first time since the administration block was occupied by protesting students.
Professor Hari Ram Mishra of the SSIS said there was full strength of students who appeared for exams in the 10 am to 1 pm shift.
The government has been mediating between the JNU administration and the students union to resolve the crisis.
JNU protests: Students vacated administration building, will attend office, says VC, JNUSU dismisses claim
The agitating students, however, said they will not vacate the administration block till their demands, including rollback of hostel fee hike, are met.
The students are on protest after JNU administration gave its nod to the new hostel manual, including fee hike.
It has also claimed that the police also violated the order by refusing and failing to take action to maintain law and order in the university and remove the blockade around the administrative block.
The Delhi High Court had last week disposed of a plea seeking directions to Delhi government to grant immediate sanction to proceed with the trial against the accused.
In the meeting, the HRD ministry official also said that it will ask the deans of schools in the university to defer the semester examinations by three weeks-scheduled to begin on Thursday.
The meeting will continue on Wednesday, the officials said and expressed hope that the matter will be resolved.
The semester-end examinations are scheduled from December 12 and the students' union has called for an exam boycott till their demands are met.
We are Hindus. It is the duty of Parliament to give us citizenship, said one of the refugees.
Heavy deployment of police was in place ahead of the students' march against the hostel fee hike.