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Varsity fees may go up by 50 per cent

Lucknow University is all set to raise fees for all undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, reports Rajeev Mullick.

lucknow Updated: Apr 26, 2007 04:09 IST

Lucknow University is all set to raise fees for all undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The hike is expected to be about 50 pc across the courses with some even witness a hike of over 100 pc. LU officials have prepared the new fee structure, which would formally come into effect from the new academic session. On Thursday, the university officials will hold a meeting to discuss the fee structure. But, a final decision will be taken after the election.

The proposed BA fees would be Rs 1,749 against existing Rs 1,200. For pursuing MA courses, student may have to shell out Rs 2260 against existing 1376. This hike has come into effect as LU has raised tuition fee and examination fees by over 45 pc.

In BA, a student may have to shell out Rs 800 for examination fee against the existing Rs 550 while tuition fee has gone up from Rs 1,050 to Rs 1,560.

Doing PhD from LU would be even costlier as PhD fees have been raised by 103 pc. Students may have to shell out Rs 2,010 instead of existing Rs 986 for PhD. D Lit would be even more costlier as candidate will have to pay Rs 2346 against Rs 1022, a massive hike of 130 pc.

M Phil fees too are likely to go up by 79 pc. Student pursuing M Phil in the new session may have to pay Rs 2970 against the existing 1656.

A steep hike has been effected in all Science faculty courses too. The B Sc fees have been raised by nearly 600 while M Sc fees would now be costlier by 62 pc. For pursuing M Phil in Science subjects, candidates may have to shell Rs 2970 in place of 1656. For pursuing B Com, a LU student will have to spend Rs 1749 against the existing Rs 1200 while a M Com student will have to shell Rs 2260 against the existing Rs 1376.

There is no relief for Law faculty students as well. Each LLB semester student would have to pay Rs 1883 against the existing Rs 1163.

Fees for B Ed too have been raised by 59 pc. Student of B Ed may have to spend Rs 2946 against the existing Rs 1852. The fees for the fine arts courses too have been raised by 45 pc. Steep hike has been effected in self financing UG, PG and diploma courses.

Talking to HT Lucknow Live, Pro V-C RS Yadav said that it is too early to jump into any conclusion. “It is just a proposal and not a final decision. The proposed fee structure would be tabled for discussion on Thursday. University has very little option but to raise its fees as the government is not giving enough grant to sustain the courses. But having said that it is still a proposal as the final decision would be taken later after the assembly elections are over,” he said.

University officials stated that ruling Samajwadi Party has restrained LU in the past from raising the fee structure. Infact, the government promised to make for the loss but eventually it did not kept the promise. But now time has come to raise the fees. University officials alleged that state government is still not paying the complete salary component of the teachers. As a result the cash strapped LU exchequer has forced officials to go for steep hike.

Proposed fee structure for various courses.