JNU has told that the Delhi high court that its decision to assign 100% PhD seats in 7 centres to JRF category candidates is a “well-considered policy decision” and does not violate any law or regulation. The varsity said JRF is one of the most respected fellowship awarded to candidates who qualified for a strong competitive examination conducted by the UGC at national level and therefore, successful candidates have already proved insight in their individual fields.
Assigning 100% PhD seats to JRF category candidates for the academic year 2021-2022 in the selected centres in JNU is a well-considered policy decision made by the highest body of academic experts. It is declared that JNU is well considered within its power to formulate eligibility criteria for the admissions of candidates in accordance with requirements and in pursuit of excellence. The court is informed that JNU is gradually moving towards a unified system of admissions, making JRF a benchmark for quality research work for enhancing the academic environment and standards.