Chandigarh: Panjab University hikes fee by up to Rs 82,000 a year
A year after hiking the fee by 5%, Panjab University (PU) senate on Sunday approved 12.5% fee hike for all courses of university departments and its regional centres for the session 2017-18, on Sunday.punjab Updated: Mar 27, 2017 18:45 IST
A year after hiking the fee by 5%, Panjab University (PU) senate on Sunday approved an average of 12.5% fee hike for all courses of university departments and its regional centres for the session 2017-18, on Sunday. However, the fee for some courses has multiplied by several times.
The decision means that from the new academic session starting July, the tuition fee will see a minimum increase of Rs 2,000 and a maximum increase of approximately Rs 82,000 depending on the course. Students of courses like BPharma, who were paying Rs 5,000, will now pay Rs 50,000.
A Bachelors in Arts or Commerce will pay Rs 10,000 against the Rs 2,200 now.
The MA in journalism has also become dearer by six times to Rs 30,000.
PU vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover justified the fee hike stating that it was nominal considering the financial condition of the varsity.
SUB-COMMITTEE TO FINALISE DETAILS
The fee hike was approved, in principle, with a sub-committee authorised to finalise the details as well as formulation of scheme of concession for students belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) after the implementation of the fee hike.
- MSc (Microbial biotech): Rs 45,000
- B Pharma: Rs 50,000
- MA Social work: Rs 35,000
- MA Journalism: Rs 30,000
- LLM: Rs 25,000
- 4-year BDS course at Dr HSJID and hospital, PU: Rs 1,50,000
- BA/BCom: Rs 10,000
- BE Chemical: Rs 90,000
- BA/LLB, UILS: Rs 75,000
ONLY APPLICABLE FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED AFRESH
The new fee structure shall be applicable only to the students admitted afresh in academic session 2017-18. For existing students, the existing fee structure would be applicable after allowing an increase of 5% on tuition fee.
This will also be subject to a minimum increase of Rs 500 and maximum Rs 1,200.
In the last syndicate meeting, the V-C had stated that the Think Tank committee formed to look into the financial concerns of the varsity had recommended enhancement in internal revenue by 20% in 2017-18
The varsity also approved a number of fee concession schemes for all courses (other than self-financed in which scheme of freeship is already there).
For instance, students who have studied and qualified their Class-12 examination from a government school or government aided school with annual family income up to Rs 5 lakh will be eligible for fee concessions up to 50% of the tuition fee.