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Many upset by LU fee secret!

india Updated: Jun 21, 2006 00:09 IST

WHY IS LUCKNOW University (LU) administration keeping fees a closely guarded secret?

Admission seekers smell a rat in that and allege, “It could well be a ploy to use the last-moment declaration to their favour. When you are interested you have to pay what they ask for. You have no option then.” But, the V-C says it is not a big issue.

The prospectus and admission forms of LU give no detail about the fees of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate classes. As a result candidates are extremely unhappy with the varsity administration and want them at least to display the fee details somewhere on the campus.

Bhaskar, who has applied for B Com-I year, stated that he got no answer when he asked about the fees of B Com-I at the Commerce faculty where he has deposited his admission form. The dealing clerk said that he had no idea about it and he should ask it from any second year student who is studying at LU.

Not just Bhaskar alone, there are several other candidates who are clueless about the exact amount of fees to be paid.

LUTA general secretary Pushpendra Mishra when contacted said that this was a genuine problem of the candidates seeking admission to LU. They often have to run from pillar to post asking people about the exact amount of the fees that they have to deposit at the time of admission. Mishra said: “LU should give a detail account of the fees and also display the same at the place from where forms were being sold or deposited.

However, varsity administration is least bothered about the problem of the candidates. For them it is not a serious issue. Says Pro V-C RS Yadav: “It is not a big issue as it is being made out to be. Fee is very nominal here and students can afford it very easily. It varies somewhere between Rs 2000 and Rs 2500 per annum. So it doesn’t make a big hole in student’s pocket. Moreover, we’ve never printed fees on the prospectus in the past as well.”