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JNU makes attendance compulsory for faculties

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 August 2018, 8:42 IST

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in its 275th Executive Council Meeting on Thursday decided to introduce compulsory attendance for all regular faculty members of the University.

"The EC approved the revised guidelines for the conferment of Professor Emeritus in JNU. After detailed discussions, the EC has decided to introduce attendance for all regular faculty members of the University which is in conformity with the recent resolution of the JNU's Academic Council and the 'UGC regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education, 2018," a press statement issued by the JNU Registrar said.

The Executive Council, while paying a tribute to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, proposed to name the School of Management and Entrepreneurship as "Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship."

It also decided to adopt the Central Government's decision under the 7th Central Pay Commission for issuing a Lifetime Valid Card under CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) for its retired employees/families on pension.

The Executive Council has also decided to apply for funding from Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) under the MHRD's new funding scheme for creating state-of-the-art research infrastructure, additional hostel accommodation, and student facilities.


First published: 24 August 2018, 8:42 IST