President Draupadi Murmu: President Draupadi Murmu said on Friday that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) reflects the cultural unity of India. Speaking at the sixth convocation of the university, President Murmu said that the number of women researchers is more than men in the institute at present. He described it as an important indicator of social change.
He said, "I see this university as a meaningful and historical importance that JNU started functioning in 1969, the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi."
The President said, "Students from all over India study in the university and live together in the campus which helps in broadening their view of India and the world. The university reflects the cultural unity of India amidst diversity."
JNU most multi-diverse institution
Debate and discussion in the country is important – Pradhan
Union Education Minister said, "It is a research university. There is no such diverse institution as JNU in the country. India is the oldest civilization and JNU is taking this civilization forward. Debate and discussion are important in the country."
Speaking on the occasion, JNU Vice-Chancellor Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit emphasized the fact that 52 per cent of the students in the university belong to the reserved categories – Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
He said, "This is our sixth convocation. This time a total of 948 research scholars have been awarded degrees. The number of female research scholars is more than that of males and 52 per cent of the students are from reserved categories like SC, ST and OBC."
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