JNU, New Delhi
JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
This is the best and most affordable university in entire country. Students come from every background in this university. The diversity it provides in terms of International students and students from marginalized sections, amplifies the quality of classroom many times.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
JNU is the most affordable institution of India and charges almost negligible fees. It charges around 300 rupees per semester ( Indian students). However, Fee structure for International students is different and they are charged more.
Placements and opportunities in JNU are endless. This university has not only given professionals but statesmen, ambassadors and civil servants. Current foreign secretary and many members of parliament are JNU alumni.
I registered in October and appeared for the entrance exam in the month of December. Results were declared in March. After the declaration of my graduation results, I went to the university on prescribed date and did the formalities. It takes almost an entire day. Information regarding all the pre requisite documents are provided in the prospectus beforehand.
Even with minimal charges , JNU provides more than 50 canteens, numerous dhabas and food stalls. JNU hostels are not only the most affordable ones in entire country, but students also have dormitories in case of unavailability of hostels. Condition of hostels is above average with proper assignment of wardens and security guards. Men are not allowed in women's hostel but women can visit men's hostel till 10 p.m.
All the research scholars not only conduct remedial classes for the students but also stay connected through WhatsApp groups. Research scholars also guide us in writing term papers. Through the process of student body elections, councillor are elected who remain in touch.
The faculty of JNU is not only well read but acclaimed in the intellectual community all over the world. Professor Nivedita Menon's work on Gender is a part of curriculum of International universities and Professor Bharat Desai have worked with United Nations.
Almost every centre has at least one library. Apart from this there are various projection rooms for movie screenings. Sports events are organized by both faculty as well as students. Being a campus of 1009 acres with rich Flora and fauna, rock climbing and trekking are often organized by respective societies.
Exams are divided into mid semester and and final exam , both conducted by the professor assigned to your course. There can be written tests, seminars, term papers or even snap tests. In linguistic courses, viva are mandatory.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
It's brilliant. We read subjects which are not taught in any other university. Our assessment is also done through diverse and enriching ways like research paper and snap tests. There are more than enough libraries and reading rooms , with special libraries for visually impaired students.
JNU not only has a properly functioning placement cell but also provides ample of opportunities to pursue internship for 2-3 months. Moreover you can work under the guidance of expert professors and utilize the vast resources various libraries provide.
JNU is a constant celebration of the contribution human beings have made or can make to this world. Every other day you can witness Internationally acclaimed professors, scholars , ambassadors of various countries elucidating different topics. It's a never ending journey to excellence
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
JNU provides scholarship to students with family income below 2.5 lakh per annum. Form is available on university website, which we can print ,fill and submit. Apart from this various states of India provide scholarship to it's, students. Many International foundations like Ford foundation too provide scholarship to students. JNU also assists PhD students with scholarship in Yale university. In short, there is no dearth of support.