New pol­icy: Govt to stop stu­dents from ‘over­stay­ing’ on cam­puses

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NEW DELHI: A gov­ern­ment com­mit­tee for­mu­lat­ing In­dia’s new ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy has pro­posed re­strict­ing how long stu­dents can re­side in univer­sity hos­tels or stay en­rolled in a course af­ter com­plaints that many pupils at lead­ing in­sti­tutes took years to grad­u­ate.

The TSR Subra­mainan com­mit­tee’s rec­om­men­da­tion comes af­ter months of un­rest at top univer­sity cam­puses such as Delhi’s Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Hy­der­abad and Pune’s Film and Tele­vi­sion In­sti­tute of In­dia. Crit­ics of these anti-gov­ern­ment protests say the demon­stra­tions are of­ten led by stu­dents who stay on af­ter over­shoot­ing their stip­u­lated pe­riod of fin­ish­ing de­grees, im­ply­ing that fall­ing aca­demic stan­dards con­trib­uted to the un­rest.

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