New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has raised many questions on the functioning of the Jawaharlal Nehru University over the last five years in its 17th report.

In the report submitted on Tuesday, the CAG has criticised the University for failing to fill up 1,016 seats in various courses for the past five years and leaving Rs 24.06 crore unused.

Besides, the enrollment percentage of OBC students is continuously declining. The number of students who failed in graduate courses has increased from 35 percent to 48 percent, while in postgraduate courses, the number of failed students surged from 18 to 22 percent.

Additional Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General AK Patnaik informed that functioning of JNU was scanned in the year 2003. The report questioned the utilization of grants by the University, inadequate mobilization of internal resources and the weak assessment of research projects.

According to the report, from 2005-06 to 2009-10, 406349 applications were received for 9121 seats in the University's various courses.

Only 8105 students got enrolled while 1016 seats remained vacant. This has also been observed in the case of foreign students where around 50 percent seats were vacant over the last five years.

(JPN/Bureau)