The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Friday alleged that the university has slashed its library budget from Rs. 8 crore to less than Rs. 2 crore and doesn't have funds to renew the subscription of e-journals, a crucial tool for research.
The student body termed the Library Advisory Committee a "farce" where these decisions were allegedly taken.
"In an extraordinary and surprising move JNU administration through Rector and Librarian have provided a detailed chart for privatisation of Dr B.R. Ambhedkar Library through massive fund cuts i.e. Rs. 8 crore to Rs. 1.7 crore," said the union