Young at forty two years, as universities go, what has lent strength and energy to Jawaharlal Nehru University is the vision that ideas are a field for adventure, experimentation and unceasing quest and diversity of opinions its chief premise. In the early 1970s, when JNU opened its doors to teachers and students, frontier disciplines and new perspectives on old disciplines were brought to the Indian university system. The excellent teacher-student ratio at 1:10, a mode of instruction which encouraged students to explore their own creativity instead of reproducing received knowledge, and an exclusively internal evaluation were a new experiment on the Indian academic landscape; these have stood the test of time. The very Nehruvian objectives embedded in the founding of the University, national integration, social justice, secularism, the democratic way of life, international understanding and scientific approach to the problems of society had built into it constant and energetic endeavour to renew knowledge through self-questioning. The once rugged terrain of the Aravali hill range, where the 1000 -acre campus is housed is now lush green. Parts of it host dense forests, sustaining a birdwatcher's paradise and some forms of wild life.
The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. It was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. The President of India is the Visitor, the Vice President is the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor of the University. Ever since its inception, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research has made the University of Delhi a role-model and path-setter for other universities in the country. Its rich academic tradition has always attracted the most talented students who later on went on to make important contributions to their society.
Delhi experiences winter season in December which starts from the end of November and continues till February-March. The average temperature in Delhi during December is 17-18 degree Celsius. It is advisable to carry light woollens during this season.
The best way from here is to take a prepaid taxi outside the arrival terminal. Ask the prepaid booth operator to give you a receipt for your destination i.e. JNU. JNU is near Vasant Kunj and is about 15 kilometres from the Airport. Once you take the receipt, look around -there would be many taxis lined in queue. They are all prepaid taxies and would go to any place in Delhi if you show them your receipt. The approximate taxi fare from the IGI airport to JNU is between Rs. 200-300.
There is no direct bus for JNU from this railway station. You can take a pre-paid auto from Nizammuddin Railway Station. A prepaid auto will cost around Rs. 120.00. A taxi would come to about Rs. 300.00. There are no pre-paid taxis outside the railway station.
There is a direct bus from the Minto Road Bus Terminal. Minto Road Bus Terminal is located about 500 metres from the Ajmeri Gate side of NDLS. After coming out of the station yard, you can take a man-pulled rickshaw to go to Minto Road Bus Stop. The man-pulled rickshaw shouldn't cost more than Rs. 15/-. If you are reaching Minto Road Bus Stop not later than 8 p.m. in the evening and after 6 a.m. in the morning, you will get bus no. 615 - the only lifeline of students in JNU for a city ride. The bus comes direct to JNU after a one hour ride. The ticket is Rs. 10.00 for a green (non- A.C.) bus and Rs 25.00 for a red (A.C.) bus. You can also take the prepaid auto-rickshaw (for around Rs 120.00) from the prepaid counter located outside the platform on both the sides of NDLS. There are no pre-paid taxis from the railway station. A taxi costs about Rs. 300.00.
There is no direct bus service from here. You should take taxi or an auto-rickshaw. The cost would be almost the same as for NDLS.
Local Transport The local transportation is the lifeline of the capital city of Delhi. More than half of the population in Delhi is dependent on local transport for commuting purposes. The means & modes of transport in New Delhi are many, ranging from the Metro Trains, Local Trains, Buses, Taxies and Cabs.
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