Jawaharlal Nehru University is again in news, this time a brutal attack on the students of JNU has been carried out. No one knows who are behind it but here we share few facts of JNU that being an Indian you must know.
1.Established by an Act of Parliament
Jawaharlal Nehru University was established by the Act of Parliament in the year 1969. It was under the Indra Gandhi’s rule when decision was taken. It is an unitary University covering an area of about 1019.38 acres.
2. Strength of JNU
There are around 8000 students in JNU, of this, 57 per cent of students is of social sciences, language, literature and arts (4,578 students) and International Studies (15 per cent at 1,210 students).
3. Expenditure per Student
According to Income Expenditure account for the year ended on 31st March 2018, the university spent around 556 crore in a year for its functioning, which brings around Rs 6.95 lakhs spent per student annually.
4. Alumni of JNU
Former Prime Minister of Libya, Ali Zeidan was an alumni of JNU. Noble Laureate Abhijeet Banerjee and Current Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman have also been part of the institution.
5. Patents by JNU Faculty and Students
There have been multiple of patents by the Faculty of the institution but there has been zero patents by any of the student studying in Jawaharlal Nehru University.
6. PhDs and Journals
Since 2014-2018 around 2500 PhDs have been awarded to the JNU students. However, there is hardly 1000 journals published by JNU in a year. In 2014, 943 journals, in 2015, 985 journals and in 2016, 996 journals. Only in 2013-14 the number touched 1000 mark that is 1040 journals.
7. Cost of Education in JNU
The annual tuition fee paid by an MPhil, PhD, MTech student is Rs.240 and admission and enrolment fee is Rs 5 each.
8. Some Black Spots in JNU
In 1991, a JNU student Shahabuddin Ghauri was arrested in connection with the Ashfaq Hussain Lone hawala case. It must be noted that Lone was a deputy chief of Intelligence of Hizbul Mujahideen.
9. Celebration of CRPF Jawans Killings
In 2010, “JNU Forum Against War On People” celebrated the killing of 76 CRPF jawans by the Maoists in Dantewada, Chattishgarh.
10. Best University
The teacher to student ratio in JNU is about 1: 15.5. In 2017, JNU was awarded the “Visitor Award” for “Best University” by President of India.
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