Broad program changes have been made by Jawaharlal Nehru University, including the launch of an Ayurvedic Biology course expected to be taught by its Sanskrit college. The Academic Council accepted the application from the Sanskrit and Indic Studies School to provide an integrated five-year BSc-MSc program in Ayurvedic Biology — an element not on the meeting’s agenda. Under the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Union, the Science and Engineering Research Board describes Ayurvedic Biology course as Ayurvedic concepts, procedures, and products in modern sciences such as molecular biology, immunology and chemistry. In this field, JNU would be the first to start a dual degree program of UG-PG. Surprisingly, it is the Sanskrit School, not the Life Sciences School, which will offer the course for which any Class XII-passed student is eligible even without a biological background. The newly elected union of JNU students has yet to be accepted by the administration which decides on grievances about the vote, and the secretary of the JNU Teachers Association has not been allowed to attend the meeting in the absence of the president.