The Centre for Historical Studies (CHS) library at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will remain in the same building, said professors from the centre.
This comes following allegations by some students that the varsity was shutting down the CHS library to accommodate the newly created Special Centre for Tamil Studies, and the administration saying the library was only being shifted to an adjoining building.
“The Tamil centre has found a new place on the campus. Hence, the move to establish it in the CHS library building is being taken back,” said a professor on condition of anonymity.
The Indian Express contacted JNU Registrar Professor Ravikesh but received no comment on this matter.
In a statement last week, the JNU administration had said, “Misinformation is being spread in the University that CHS library is being closed… As part of an internal arrangement, the university has planned to relocate the existing CHS Library to the adjoining building… The proposed arrangement would… ensure prudent use of space on campus without affecting academic activities of CHS or any other centre.”
Students, including members of both AISA and ABVP, had raised apprehensions of whether the adjoining building — the EXIM Bank Library — was enough to accommodate all the books.