Jawahar Lal Nehru University, which has been at centre of controversies in recent months has decided to work on the varsity’s image and organise and open day “Jan Jan JNU” for school children to inform them about the university’s contribution to various fields.
The varsity has been hogging limelight for negative reasons including a journal calling the varsity den of anti-nationals and three of its students being arrested for sedition in connection with an event on campus during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
The open day will be held on November 21 and schools will be required to register for the event through the website which will be launched for the event.
JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar took to Twitter to announce the programme.
“The university has made outstanding contributions to the society both in humanities and sciences through its renowned academicians and researchers. It would like to highlight and share its achievements with public,” a concept note for the programme said.
“The primary objective of the event is to showcase JNU’s contributions to school children which can serve as an inspiration for carrying out their career as future researchers, academicians and engines of social change,” it added.
While an exhibition will be set up for the visitors but they will be allowed to visit various academic and research units.
“Each academic unit will showcase their activities by setting up stalls and posters. A JNU movie will also be screened for visitor,” the note said.