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JNU is in the world's top 100 universities by subject 'Politics', but people disagree!

India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University a.k.a. JNU in the city of Delhi has breached the Top 100 list at QS university rankings.

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India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University a.k.a. JNU in the city of Delhi has breached the Top 100 list at QS university rankings. And, these are reputed rankings that students refer to for admissions. Furthermore, these rankings are listed by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Also, QS is a British organization specializing in the analysis of higher education standards across the world. 

JNU is also ranked 68 in the sociology subject across the world in the above-mentioned rankings. In addition, Delhi University is ranked 91 in the same category.

Apprehensions

People on Twitter are pointing out how the standards of the institution are deteriorating with each passing year. In addition, the people point to nepotism and the central government's political ideology as the main reasons.

JNU has been the center of left-side politics. Furthermore, JNU student union presidents have been from the Students' Federation of India (SFI), All India Students' Association (AISA), or the All India Students' Federation (AISF), they are all leftist student organizations. And, there have been reported cases of violence at the institutions, with no arrests. Hence, the looming threat of violence also impacts the learning environment of the institution.

Conclusion

University spaces, particularly JNU, have been criticized for being so openly political. Popular terms like ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ is associated with JNU, among other institutions in the country. In addition, JNU has produced top scholars, ministries, Nobel laureates, politicians, and more. While, there is a significant population that feels that educational institutions should be free of politics, and political/radical thoughts. On the other hand, the experts believe, open and democratic discourses are exactly what makes an education or institution more valuable.

India’s top institutions like IITs, IIScs, TISS, and more are not among the best institutions in the world, overall. Not even in the top 100. On the other hand, if we have an institution that has breached that mark, the central government should focus on upholding the standards and rectifying the doubts of the people in and outside the country.

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