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JNU Students' Union to boycott attendance

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The University Students' Union (JNUSU) has decided to go ahead with its plan to not mark their attendance as the administration insisted on introducing a mandatory attendance rule.

During a meeting with the this morning, said, "we explained to the administration how such a surveillance is going to curtail academic freedom and destroy JNU culture".

"We explained how students of the campus attend lectures not just at classrooms, but also at dhabas and hostel mess. Learning is a 24X7 process for us. The VC, however, insisted on the adoption of compulsory attendance model of IITs," Kumari said, after submitting a memorandum with around 2,500 signatures.

said that they have started campaign on the move in some classes.

"Some professors are also taking part in the campaign," Singh said.

However, Ayesha Kidwai said that the teachers body would decide its course of action at its Body Meeting which is scheduled for January 10.

The had yesterday announced for boycott of attendance.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 13:15 IST