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Posted at: Jan 12, 2018, 12:28 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:28 AM (IST)

JNUTA to boycott compulsory attendance for students

New Delhi, January 11

JNU Teachers Association (JUNTA) today announced its decision to boycott administration's order making attendance compulsory for students, saying that it was an "unproductive" and "meaningless" form of bureaucratic work for teachers.

The decision was taken at the General Body Meeting (GBM) of the teachers body held yesterday.

JNUTA president Ayesha Kidwai in a statement said to expect research scholars to report every day, even when their work can require them to be in different parts of the city, was ridiculous.

"It was an unproductive and meaningless form of bureaucratic work for teachers," she said.

"They can be on fieldwork or in conferences/seminars, etc., and expecting them to drop in everyday is ridiculous, especially when every month Research Supervisors and Chairpersons sign on fellowship forms certifying their presence and satisfactory progress," Kidwai said. — PTI


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