Studying at St Stephen’s College will now be costlier with the administration announcing an increase in the tuition as well as the hostel fee.
“Keeping inflation in mind, there has been a marginal hike in the tuition and hostel fees, which will be uniformly implemented for all the courses,” a college official said.
“While the course fee has been increased to Rs. 3,635, the hostel fee has been hiked to Rs. 2050,” the official said. Last year, the college had increased the fee from Rs. 775 to Rs. 3,350, the hike varying for different courses.
The fee structure for the students is divided into three categories - course fee, residence fee and mess fee.
While the residence fee has been increased from Rs. 24,000 to Rs. 26,500, there has been no change in the mess fees, the official said, adding that the course fee is different for each programme offered.
The fee is paid on a semester basis and there are two semesters in a year according to the university’s academic calendar.
The admission process for 410 seats available in various courses began on May 28 and the deadline for applications is June 15. Applications are being accepted only online.
An aptitude test of 30-minute duration has been introduced from this year.
The cut-off will be announced on June 17 and candidates will be called for the aptitude test and interview between June 28 and July 8.