The visually impaired student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who failed his semester exams, has now been given zero year by the administration.
Munesh Kumar, a student of Japanese centre, had then said he had failed as he didn’t have facilities and reading material in Braille.
JNU Students’ Union had demanded Kumar be given a chance after he was denied the registration for winter semester. Kumar and other visually impaired students also faced similar hassles in the campus.
JNUSU president, SN Balaji said¬†“The administration was forced to grant¬†Kumar a zero year. Now his studentship will continue. In a highly discriminatory move, his registration was denied.¬†He being the first visually-impaired student to study at the Japanese centre, there was no mechanism to provide him material both in Braille and technology. Moreover, he was provided a reading¬†only once a week, which was insufficient to cover up for 20 hours of class per week,” Balaji said.
Meanwhile, Kumar expressed contentment on being given a zero year.