The National Commission for Women and the West Bengal Commission for Women have also taken suo motu cognisance of the matter.
Kanak Sarkar, who has a long history of posting sexist comments on Facebook, justified his post citing freedom of expression.
A group of MPs wants to demand an investigation into misgovernance by the JNU administration under the vice chancellor.
The DMC has sent a notice to the UGC saying that this is a clear case of discrimination against a religious minority.
The varsity administration and the JNU teacher's association has been at loggerheads over the issue of compulsory attendance for teachers.
According to the JNUSU, N. Sai Balaji is facing two enquiries. The first one for raising "anti-Modi, anti-VC and anti-RSS" slogans outside an Academic Council meeting.