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Punjabi varsity concedes to students' demands, protest called off

Punjabi University students on Monday ended their four-day protest after authorities assured to roll back the fee hike decision.Students, under the banner of Punjab Students' Union (PSU), Democratic Students' Union (DSU), Student Welfare Organisation and Organisation of Punjabi University Students (OPUS), had laid seize on the vice-chancellor's office since September 18.

punjab Updated: Sep 22, 2014 23:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Punjabi University students on Monday ended their four-day protest after authorities assured to roll back the fee hike decision.

Students, under the banner of Punjab Students' Union (PSU), Democratic Students' Union (DSU), Student Welfare Organisation and Organisation of Punjabi University Students (OPUS), had laid seize on the vice-chancellor's office since September 18.

They demand immediate roll back of hike in tuition, administrative and examination fees, besides fee refund to students covered under the Post Matric Scholarships. They also demanded the construction of a new hostel and roll back of fee on processing of online prospectus.

University dean (students) Kulbir Singh Dhillon said they had decided to roll back the 5% hike in tuition fee, apart from exempting students from paying for getting provisional and confidential results.

University's senior officials held a meeting with student representatives and solved the issue amicably.

"We told students that a hike in exam fee will help them by improving examination system which would in turn make it possible to declare results on time," said Dhillon.