The JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) said this was a repeated attempt by the administration to “intimidate teachers”.
Several politicians, including Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Pankaj Pushkar, D Raja and K C Tyagi addressed students at the Arts Faculty, as did former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.
DUSU secretary Ankit Sangwan, who was leading the march, said, “This is not JNU and we won't let this become JNU part 2...”
The UGC had issued a similar notification in 2009 too, but there has been no uproar since then over admissions.
Former administrators said the issue was handled at the level of centres and statutory bodies such as the Academic Council.
There is no heightened security or presence of police officers in the area.
JNU protests over PhD seat cut fears enter day four
Several students have been “occupying” the JNU administrative block for last five days over the issue.
Te VC clarified admissions to MPhil and PhD courses would depend on “vacancies”.
Najeeb’s disappearance in broad day light is a more serious matter than our arrest, says Kanhaiya, a year after his arrest from JNU.
The university also released the new admission procedure on its website to argue that the students had “no basis” to continue their agitation.
"We are recognised everywhere, so my public life has been affected. Doosron ke liye aazadi maangte maangte, khud ki aazadi chhin gayi,” says Kanhaiya Kumar
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