In a collaborative interview of Communalism Combat and Newsclick, Teesta Setalvad talked to Professor Ayesha Kidwai. They discussed theongoing agitation in Jawaharlal Nehru University. After a year of the created JNU controversy, the university has once again gone into a struggle mode. The UGC gazette which has been enforced on JNU has led to a massive seat cut for research programmes. JNU is primarily a research university with 67% of the students enrolled in research. It has faced a huge set-back with the new UGC implementation. The seats have been slashed by over 80 percent.