NEW DELHI: Despite an “advisory” by Jawaharlal Nehru University administration to resume their academic activities, the JNU Teachers’ Association on Monday in a meeting with the Human Resources Development Ministry officials made it clear that the teachers will not return to classes until VC M Jagadesh Kumar is removed.
After launching what they are calling a “non-cooperation plan”, the JNUTA declared that it will defy two circulars issued by the administration asking teachers to be present in their offices for registration.
Nearly 500 of total 600 teachers in the university are a part of JNUTA. Senior members of the association, presenting a dossier of procedural violations by the VC in last four years, said that they “cannot work pretending that everything is normal”.
JNUTA president DK Lobiyal asked that since there was no examination held in the university — the administration was making a mockery of itself when it’s not clear classes for which semester are expected to be conducted.