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Social Sciences dean confined students for attendance, alleges

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today alleged that Dean of School of Social Sciences Prof "wrongfully confined" a group of 25 students for boycotting the compulsory

"In a highly condemnable incident today, 25 students of Centre for Economic Studies and Planning of School of Social Sciences were wrongfully confined and forced to sign sheets by Prof Chowdhary," Geeta Kumari said in a statement.

Chowdhary did not respond to calls or messages.

The incident took place at 2.30 pm in 'Monetary and Institutions' lecture when the students refused to sign the sheet in accordance with the JNUSU's call for boycott of compulsory attendance, the statement said, adding Chowdhary refused to allow students to leave without signing the sheet.

In October last year, Chowdhary was appointed as Dean by the "superseding five senior professors", one of the moves by the administration that attracted flak from the teachers community.

administration has made minimum 75 per cent compulsory for all students.

Meanwhile, yesterday announced its decision to boycott administration's order making compulsory for students, saying it was an "unproductive" and "meaningless" form of bureaucratic work for teachers.

Early this month, had too announced its decision to boycott the administration's move.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:45 IST