JNUSU accuses admin of not releasing scholarship fund
New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) accused the varsity administration Wednesday of not releasing over Rs 50 lakh pending Merit-cum-Means scholarship to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the last eight months. Some administration officials denied having knowledge about it.
"The JNU administration has not released pending Merit-cum-Means scholarship to BA-MA students from the past eight months," the students' union said.
"The JNU administration, which has money to call likes of Sri Sri and Sadhguru to JNU and hold grand events diverting and spending students money, has not been releasing Rs 50 lakh scholarship amount pending over last eight months," the JNUSU said.
The JNUSU said with the money not being released, students are not able to meet their educational and daily expenses.
"It is important to note that the money for MCM is allocated from university's funds and if the administration does not have money to release to students, it only means the money is being illegally diverted for other purposes which only entails corruption at the highest places in JNU administration," it added.