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JNU admin rejected my dissertation without Aadhaar number: Former JNUSU V-P

Others students who did not provide their UID numbers were also sent back in the recent past

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Photo of Jawaharlal Nehru University campus.
Photo of Jawaharlal Nehru University campus

Former Vice President Shehla Rashid Friday alleged that her dissertation was not accepted by the varsity as she did not produce her number on the submission form.

"The administration has sent back my dissertation to my centre because I haven't mentioned my number on the submission form," Rashid said, adding that the varsity was pushing through the backdoor despite there being no mandate for it.


Alike Rashid's, dissertations of others students who did not provide their UID numbers were also sent back in the recent past.

However, Registrar Pramod Kumar said mentioning was made mandatory in after the UGC issued a notification on March 21.

"Following a March 21 UGC notification this year, in April we issued a circular that and photograph will be printed on the certificate of the student as it will be deposited in Academic Depository (NAD) system," Kumar said.

UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu in a notification issued on March 21 to Vice Chancellors of all the varsities said - "I request you to introduce identification mechanisms like photograph and Unique lD/number in students' certificates.

"Such inscriptions, you'd agree, will go a long way in uniformly marking a student's personal identity and other associated details."

However, Rashid contended that making mandatory was "illegal" as the government was yet to respond to privacy concerns.

"I'm not going to give in to this illegal harassment tactic of the administration. I don't have an card, and I insist that my dissertation should be submitted without it," she said.

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