The Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) on Tuesday mentioned it had acquired a funding of ₹455.02 crore for the development of recent tutorial buildings, hostels, and analysis centres, amongst others, beneath the Union ministry of human sources improvement (MHRD)’s increased training funding company (HEFA).
The HEFA was established in 2017. It presents infrastructure loans to academic establishments which the establishments need to pay again. Beforehand, establishments have been getting authorities grants for the growth of infrastructure.
This assertion comes two weeks after Hindustan Instances reported that the ministry was in favour of approving tasks of roughly ₹450 crore within the JNU and these included 5 new hostel blocks, a constructing for its administration faculty, one other for a complicated animal analysis facility and an incubation centre.
JNU vice-chancellor N Jagadesh Kumar Wednesday mentioned the funds allotted by HEFA will probably be used for numerous tasks akin to hostels and “tutorial complicated buildings for the College of Engineering, Atal Bihari Vajpayee College of Administration & Entrepreneurship, trans disciplinary tutorial analysis, superior animal analysis facility, superior instrumentation analysis facility, incubation centre for start-up corporations, particular centre for e-learning, lecture corridor complicated and the organising of an built-in and unified training system”.
The particular centre for e-learning will supply on-line diploma programmes to college students who couldn’t be admitted to JNU, registrar Pramod Kumar later mentioned in a press release. “These college students can nonetheless profit from the experience of JNU school,” he mentioned.
The JNU lecturers’ affiliation (JNUTA), nevertheless, opposed the transfer. “It is a substitute of public funding for infrastructure improvement with loans, the phrases of which can’t presumably be higher than grants the place no compensation obligation exists. Moreover, part of this financing may also be directed in the direction of making JNU the instrument of serving to the federal government shirk its duty to put money into making training accessible to all — by selling on-line training and falsely promoting the concept that it’s a substitute for normal educating and studying,” JNUTA mentioned.