Politics JNU student protest: Why commoditisation of higher education should not be the new normal Updated : November 14, 2019 06:47 AM IST JNU students agitated against policies of the state many times in the past and their agitations were to ensure that the university remained whatever Nehru sought them to be in December 1947. The students, nevertheless were conscious that wealth and privilege shall not be a cause for exclusion neither in case of the wealthy nor in case of the poor and the deprived. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.