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Top Indian university slashes number of research places

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Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi has cut the number of places on its masters and doctorate programmes by 75 per cent for 2017-18.

The cuts were revealed when the JNU released its prospectus for the coming academic year, advertising only 242 places across its graduate research programmes, compared with last year’s 970.

Not only is the figure for 2017-18 down significantly from last year, but it is also an 83 per cent cut from the 1,408 places that were approved at a meeting of the university’s Academic Council on 23 December. The vice-chancellor and department heads are all members of the council.

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