Jawaharlal Nehru University: News

28 May 2024

Umar Khalid

Delhi court rejects Umar Khalid's second bail application

The Karkardooma court in Delhi on Tuesday rejected the second bail application of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader, Umar Khalid.

06 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Academics seek action against Rahul for comments on VC appointments

A group of 181 academics, including current and former university leaders, have called for action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi following his allegations about the appointment of vice chancellors (VCs).

AMU appoints Naima Khatoon Gulrez as its first female vice-chancellor

In a landmark decision, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has appointed Naima Khatoon Gulrez as its first female vice-chancellor.

21 Apr 2024


JNU has problem of 'freeloaders,' says Vice Chancellor Pandit 

Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, the Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), has publicly acknowledged the issue of "freeloaders" on campus.

02 Apr 2024

Upcoming Movies

Ravi Kishan's 'JNU' postponed; new date yet to be announced

Since its announcement, there has been considerable anticipation surrounding Vinay Sharma's forthcoming political drama, JNU: Jahangir National University.

JNU student launches strike over 'inaction' in sexual harassment complaint

A student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has started an indefinite strike at the varsity's main entrance.

01 Mar 2024


ABVP, Left-backed groups clash at JNU over poll committee selection

Some students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi were injured in a clash between members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVPS) and Left-backed groups.

01 Oct 2023


'Bhagwa jalega', 'free Kashmir' graffiti slogans surface on JNU walls

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has once again found itself in the spotlight after some "objectionable" graffiti slogans surfaced on campus walls.

05 Jun 2023


NIRF Rankings: IIT Madras tops again, IISc best among universities

The Minister of State for Education, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh on Monday unveiled the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings 2023.

RSS women's wing wants to teach babies 'sanskar' in womb

The Samvardhinee Nyas, a unit of the Rashra Sevika Samiti—the women's wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)—has reportedly launched a campaign called Garbha Sanskar (pregnancy culture) to "impart cultural values to babies in the womb."

02 Mar 2023


JNU to fine students for dharnas, cancel admissions for violence 

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has come up with a new set of rules, under which it will impose a penalty of Rs. 20,000 on students holding dharnas.

28 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC Modi documentary screenings: High-tension in top universities; many held

Tensions surrounding the controversial BBC documentary about PM Narendra Modi remain high across the country, with students at several universities attempting to screen it despite a ban.

Students detained as BBC documentary screening announced in Jamia Millia

After students belonging to the left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) announced the screening of the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, the police detained over a dozen students allegedly for creating a ruckus outside the campus.

25 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

JNU: Blackout, stone-pelting at students screening BBC documentary on Modi

A group of students screening the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday alleged they were met with an administration-sponsored blackout and then stone pelting.

15 Jan 2023

Delhi University

Delhi University's Hansraj College stops serving non-vegetarian food in canteen

A controversy has been triggered in Delhi University's Hansraj College after authorities stopped serving non-vegetarian food to students in the canteen and hostel, ANI reported.

12 Dec 2022

Umar Khalid

Delhi riots-accused Umar Khalid granted interim bail for sister's wedding

A Delhi court on Monday granted interim bail to former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid in the 2020 Delhi riots case.

02 Dec 2022


Delhi: Anti-Brahmin, Baniya slogans on walls of JNU spark outrage

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has once again ended up in the spotlight, this time for having anti-Brahmin and Baniya slogans scribbled on the walls.

Maoist links case: SC suspends acquittal of ex-DU professor Saibaba

The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday suspended the Bombay High Court ruling acquitting former Delhi University professor GN Saibaba in a case involving his suspected Maoist affiliations, Live Law reported.

Ex-DU professor GN Saibaba acquitted in Maoist links case

Former Delhi University (DU) Professor GN Saibaba along with five other accused was acquitted by the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court in the case of alleged links to the banned party Communist Party of India (Maoist).

11 Apr 2022


JNU violence: Why did ABVP, Left students clash?

Violence rocked the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi on Sunday evening as groups of students clashed on campus.

08 Feb 2022


Who is Santishree Pandit, the first woman VC of JNU?

Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, a professor at the Savitribai Phule Pune University was appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Monday.

29 Dec 2021

Sexual Harassment

Why is JNU facing criticism over circular on sexual harassment?

The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has drawn criticism over a circular advising women on how to avoid sexual harassment.

22 Oct 2021


Sharjeel Imam denied bail in 2019 Jamia rioting case

A Delhi court on Friday rejected the bail application of Sharjeel Imam, a former student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protester.

03 Aug 2021

Lok Sabha

No arrests yet in 2020 JNU violence, Centre tells Parliament

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that no one has been arrested in connection with the violence that broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University last year.

AISA alleges COVID-19 positive JNU students isolated without proper care

The All India Students' Association on Wednesday alleged that the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has put COVID-19-infected students at an isolation center without proper care and that there was nobody to check on the students at the center.

22 Apr 2021


JNU warns of legal action against COVID-19 norm violators

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday said those violating COVID-19 norms on the campus may face legal action amid a rising number of cases in the national capital.

20 Apr 2021


JNU issues strict guidelines inside campus for week-long lockdown

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has issued strict guidelines and imposed several restrictions on the campus during the week-long lockdown in Delhi to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.

25 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

Jayati Ghosh named by UN to High-Level Advisory Board

Indian Development Economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 personalities appointed by the United Nations to a High-Level Advisory Board that will provide recommendations to the UN Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world.

29 Dec 2020


'Free Kashmir' poster: Mumbai Police files 'C Summary' report

The Mumbai Police has submitted a 'C summary' report before a metropolitan court in a case filed against a woman accused of holding a "Free Kashmir" poster during a protest at the Gateway of India in January this year, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

25 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans

In a supplementary charge-sheet filed in connection to the riots in Northeast Delhi, police said former JNU student Umar Khalid exploited the "religious fanaticism" of Sharjeel Imam, another scholar from the prestigious university, for his benefit.

14 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

Umar Khalid, a former student leader of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), was arrested late Sunday night by a special cell of Delhi Police in connection to the February riots of Northeast Delhi.

21 Jul 2020


Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

11 Jul 2020


Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

Merely days ago, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival announced that its head of marketing, Pallav Patankar had allegedly resigned from the post.

18 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

Jamia violence: Sharjeel Imam charged with sedition for 'abetting riots'

Jawaharlal Nehru University PhD student Sharjeel Imam has been slapped with sedition charges in the Jamia Millia Islamia December violence case.

02 Apr 2020


JNU student threatens to cough on guard and spread coronavirus

In a shocking incident, a JNU student threatened to cough on a guard and spread coronavirus after he was allegedly not allowed to leave the campus due to the nationwide lockdown, Times Now reported on Thursday.

28 Feb 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

JNU sedition case: Delhi government allows prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

The Delhi government has allowed the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 sedition case.

19 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

JNU attack: Delhi Police wrapping up investigation, charge-sheet expected soon

The investigation into the violence, that rocked Jawaharlal Nehru University last month, has entered its final leg and Delhi Police is expected to file a charge-sheet soon.

18 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Chargesheet filed in Jamia violence case; Sharjeel Imam named 'instigator'

The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet in connection with the mid-December violence at Jamia Millia Islamia.

05 Feb 2020


NID Ahmedabad postpones convocation; Mallika Sarabhai was chief guest

The National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad has postponed its annual convocation where renowned danseuse-activist Mallika Sarabhai was invited as the chief guest.

31 Jan 2020

Deepika Padukone

Here's what Deepika Padukone said about Chhapaak's low IMDb rating

Despite garnering impressive reviews from critics and audiences, Deepika Padukone's latest film Chhapaak received a strikingly low rating on popular movie database website IMDb.

28 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

How liberal media, pseudo intellectuals, JNU support Sharjeel Imam

Way before BJP under Narendra Modi made gaddar, tukde-tukde mainstream, most of us knew what patriotism was.

28 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU's Sharjeel Imam, who called for cutting off Assam, arrested

Sharjeel Imam, a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who gave an inflammatory speech demanding to cut off Northeast from India was on Tuesday arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad, said reports.

28 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

Taking U-turn, JNU says cops have mob attack's CCTV footage

Weeks have passed since the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was targeted by an organized mob, leaving over 30, including teachers and students injured.

27 Jan 2020


After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

A manhunt of sorts has been launched to nab Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who gave an inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University on January 16.

23 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

"Only one cure...": What minister said about Jamia, JNU protesters

A minister in the Central government has claimed he has the perfect "cure" for students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru Universities, that have been simmering with tensions for weeks now.

23 Jan 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Chanting 'Azadi' slogan during protests qualifies as treason: Yogi Adityanath

Over the last few days, the azadi slogan has dominated the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, but Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called it an act of treason and warned his government will file sedition charges against the miscreants.

19 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justified the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that it was only used for "watching dirty films."

19 Jan 2020

Deepika Padukone

Deepika turning her 'Chhapaak' look into makeup challenge is disgusting

When Deepika decided to make a film with a socially sensitive storyline for the first time, we lauded her; when she visited the JNU, we remained divided over her intentions, but now that she turned her "look" as an acid attack survivor into a cheap promotional gig, we are plain disgusted.

16 Jan 2020

Article 370

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, has raked another controversy by mentioning Kashmir outside New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where she went on Wednesday to express solidarity.

14 Jan 2020

Deepika Padukone

'Chhapaak' controversy: All that happened since Deepika Padukone's JNU visit

The Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak may have been making headlines the past few days, but that's clearly not translating into money due to a PR nightmare.

14 Jan 2020


India needs CAA, but Modi's politics failed us

Till December 13, Citizenship Amendment Bill was the single most important cultural reform Narendra Modi-led Centre brought. It still is, India should certainly shelter the persecuted minorities. Generations will thank Modi for that.

13 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU violence: Delhi HC issues notice to Google, WhatsApp, Apple

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Google, WhatsApp, and Apple, on a plea seeking the preservation of evidence of the January 5 violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

12 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU violence: Delhi Police issues notices to 9 suspects

The Delhi Police on Saturday issued notices to nine suspects for their alleged involvement in the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

11 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU: Delhi Police identifies 37 members of 'Unity against Left'

The Delhi Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) has identified 37 people from the 60-member WhatsApp group associated with the violent attack on Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University on January 5.

10 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNUSU President involved in violence on campus, declares Delhi Police

Five days ago, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) came under attack, with over 20 suffering serious injuries.

10 Jan 2020

Deepika Padukone

Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.

10 Jan 2020

Deepika Padukone

"Promotional strategy": BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma on Deepika's JNU visit

This week, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone stunned everyone by turning up at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to lend solidarity towards protesting students.

09 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

#JNUViolence: Delhi Police detains JNU students marching towards Rashtrapati Bhavan

Delhi Police on Thursday stopped a huge protest march by the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and detained some students as they attempted to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

08 Jan 2020


'Chhapaak': Religion of acid attacker changed from Muslim to Hindu?

After actor Deepika Padukone was slammed for attending a protest at Jawaharlal Nehru University, her upcoming film Chhapaak has become the center of a heated communal debate.

08 Jan 2020

Hindustan Times

AAP office attack to beef-ban: Hindu Raksha Dal's violent past

After Sunday's dreadful attack at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, several fingers were pointed amid a flood of fake news online.