Freshers at JNU will learn about campus' rich fauna
New Delhi: To protect the flora and fauna of the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, the varsity administration will release information about the rare inhabitants and varied species of animals, along with the admission application forms.
A official at the varsity said, "Most students who encounter these animals during their routine life get scared and, in fear, try to kill them. That's why the university management will disseminate information about animals in the admission application form."
He further said that this step will be taken to educate students about such incidents before they secure admission and how to cope in such situations and protect the animals.
The official added that there are rare species of snakes and scorpions in the JNU campus, the country's only forest-based university in an urban area, which is located adjacent to the Aravalli hills.
"There are rare species of wild animals, cats, deer, fox, peacock, butterfly, jackal and rare species of snakes. However, some of them are poisonous too," he added.
Most of these animals are found meandering in various parts of the campus.
The official JNU website too will contain information about the varsity's forest and wildlife. It will also urge the students not to disturb the freedom of the animals and not be scared of them.