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JNU would Continue with Regular Sessions During the Commonwealth Games
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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) prefers to continue with regular sessions during the Commonwealth Games 2010.


Last Updated: 2010-02-19T00:23:55+05:30

JNU would Continue with Regular Sessions During the Commonwealth Games

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is an exception with its choice to continue with regular sessions during the Commonwealth Games 2010. However, the Delhi government has spruced up its plans to involve the Delhiites, especially the youngsters, in the upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) by sending across a circular to all central universities and schools to shift their academic calendar.
 
As per sources, although all the institutions in the capital are ardent on closing their functioning during the mega event, JNU has clearly told the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that it would not be shutting down. Ramadhikari Kumar, Rector of JNU, has said that unlike others, JNU follows a semester system, which does not have an autum break in between. Which is why, October is crucial and busy time. He added that closing for ten days would mean a huge loss. 

The Delhi government in its recent directive for the CWG had announced the closure of all schools and educational institutes in the capital so that the students are able to attend the event and ease traffic congestion. However, JNU authorities feel that their normal routine would not affect the traffic in any way due to its strategically isolated location of the residential colonies. Apart from that, JNU students who have volunteered for the Games have their share of worries. Since the university follows the semester system, it would involve continuous evaluation of studies.

- By Archana Sharma
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