Colleges say PG fee hike is needed
While post graduate students are not too happy with the hike in fees, colleges said that it was long due, reports HT Correspondent.mumbai Updated: Oct 29, 2009 02:20 IST
While post graduate students are not too happy with the hike in fees, colleges said that it was long due.
The University of Mumbai has increased the fees for post graduate courses from this year. The fees have been hiked by about 60 per cent in unaided courses like biotechnology and computer science and 40 per cent in aided conventional courses.
Students have been asked to pay the difference by the month-end. Fees for conventional courses have gone up by about Rs 4,000 and unaided ones by about Rs 10,000.
“The fees have not been increased for more than a decade. The decision to increase fees was approved by authorities,” said K Venkatramni, registrar, Mumbai University. “All students have to sign an undertaking at the time of admission on revisions in fee structures during the course. For unaided courses, it is the students’ fees that will implement teachers’ new pay scales.”
Colleges said that the fee hike is required for infrastructure changes and pay scales. “Last year, undergraduate fees were revised and this year the post graduate. The fee hike was long due,” said Kiran Mangaonkar, principal, Mithibai College in Juhu which has about 100 post graduate students.