Manash Pratim Gohain | TNN | Updated: Sep 19, 2016, 08.41 PM IST
NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University, which has been in the centre of controversy since February this year is going to organize its first open day to showcase it’s contribution. The announcement was made by its vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on Twitter on Monday.
Seen as an image building excerise, the “Jan Jan JNU” will inform school children about the university’s contribution to various fields.
The open day will be held on Novermber 21, 2016 and schools will be required to register for the event through the website which will be launched for the event.
Kumar Twitted the concept note which stated, “The university has made outstanding contributions to the society both in humanities and sciences through its renowned academicians and researchers. It would like to highlight and share its achievements with public.”
“The primary objective of the event is to showcase JNU’s contributions to school children which can serve as an inspiration for carrying out their career as future researchers, academicians and engines of social change,” it added.
An exhibition will be set up for the visitors and they will be allowed to visit various academic and research units.
“Each academic unit will showcase their activities by setting up stalls and posters. A JNU movie will also be screened for visitors,” the note said.