The Jawaharlal Nehru University’s student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar has mocked at the rankings released by Ministry of Human Resources Development saying “it is ridiculous tha JNU is listed as the third best varsity in the country. On one side they MHRD is attacking us over autonomy and on the other hand we are on this list”. Not just the academic strides, freedom of expression shall also be the crieterion to rank, he observed.
Kanhaiya was arrested on charges of sedition for allegedly organizing and raising anti-India slogans.
JNU and the Hyderabad University where Dalit student Rohit Vemula ended his life in January, are among the central universities placed at the top of the government’s first ever domestic rankings for educational institutions, released by Education Minister Smriti Irani today. JNU is the third best followed by HCU- the fourth best.