Jammu Sept 27: In a meeting of the Executive Council on Tuesday , the Jammu University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) decided to change the mode of protest to mount pressure on the University Administration in support of their demands but while taking up teaching in interest of students from September 28 (Wednesday).
President JUTA, Prof Pankaj K Srivastava said that attempts have been made by the concerned to shift the responsibility for the academic loss of the students on the teachers, whereas the association earlier had allowed the administration to conduct the JUET exam for the larger interest of the students aspiring to take admission in JU.
“By taking the pro-students view of things, JUTA has maintained their commitment that teaching and research is their priority.”
Prof Shrivastava said, “In the meeting it was decided that the teachers will resume all academic duties like delivering lectures and guiding research scholars from tomorrow i.e. September 28.
“However the teachers will go to the classes by wearing black badges and will observe total non-cooperation with the university administration with regard to NAAC accreditation,” he added.
It was also decided that no official communication from the office of the Registrar will be honoured and responded to till the case of appointment of Dr Chandra Shekhar’s wife on compassionate ground is forwarded to the office of Lieutenant Governor by the administration and the Registrar is removed from the official position.
The Association will also observe a peaceful protest march around the University Campus in support of their demands on every Thursday till their demands are met.
JUTA’s executive council also decided that the efficacy of the mode will be assessed again after 10 days and if the administration fails to take corrective measures then the teachers will be forced to change the mode of agitation which will be aggressive.

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