Panjab University (PU) has decided on a uniform fee structure for its affiliated colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh. The Wednesday decision has been taken with a move to prohibit colleges from charging exorbitant fee.
Two fee structures for colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh have been announced. The difference is because of the different admission fee - on part of the overall fees -- being charged by the UT administration and the state government.
PU has asked all colleges to implement the fee structure from this academic session, and warned of action in case of non-implementation. Officials at the varsity said affiliated colleges "have been charging different, unnecessary funds from the students". A PU spokesman said that the fee structure has been "rationalised and simplified".
Apart from the main courses, the fee for add-on courses will remain same in Chandigarh colleges and those in Punjab. It would be Rs. 1,200 per annum for certificate, diploma or, advance diploma courses in arts and commerce. For science add-on courses, the fees would be Rs. 1,800 and lab charges Rs. 600.
The fee structure for self-financing courses for the session 2013-14 has also been announced, and it is the same for colleges in Chandigarh and Punjab.
Fee for basic courses (R/annum, same for all years)
BA 10,000 12,300
BSc 11,200 13,500
BCom, MCom, MSc 15,000 15,000
MA 14,000 14,000
Fee for self-financing courses, same in Punjab, Chandigarh
BSc (biotech hons) 30,000
BSc (bio-info hons) 40,000
MSc-IT (biotech) 50,000
MSc-IT (bio-info) 50,000
PG diplomas 18,000