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Fallout of political turmoil: Craze of studying at JNU declines; No jobs for Hyderabad students
Months after the 'nationalism' debate swayed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), one of the most prestigious educational institute in India, the number of applications for admission into the varsity have dropped for the first time in 5 years. Besides, there are also reports that the campus selection have come to a halt at Hyderabad University as companies seems to be reluctant to approach the university's students following the situation of unrest in the campus post Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide.

JNU has received about 76,000 applications for admission to the upcoming academic session for around 2700 seats in different programmes offered at the university. Notably, it is 3000 less than the previous year. About 79,000 aspirants had applied last year, and around 72,000 applications were received in 2014.

However, as per the JNU administration, the situation isn't alarming. But, they are still concern that the political turmoil on the campus may have prevented students from applying into the varsity. The number of applications for admission in social sciences and general science courses have reduced by 4.5 per cent this year.

The university enticed controversy over an event organised in favour of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Allegedly, during the event some anti-national slogans were raised. The episode raised several concerns among people worldwide including about whether the university's reputation will be affected.

Meanwhile, students from the Hyderabad university have to say that the campus placements have come to a halt following the Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide case. They feel that the recent protests may have indirectly affected the reputation of the University.

Students at Hyderabad Central University are concerned about their future as just few days are left for the ongoing semester to end. Reportedly about 42 companies visited the campus amid August-December 2015. But, just 15 companies have visited the campus so far in 2016.

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