Fee waiver for students forced to vacate hostels for Games
Some of the Delhi University colleges have decided to waive off the hostel fee for the three months the students have been asked to find their own accommodation. Mallica Joshi reports.delhi Updated: Aug 30, 2010 00:50 IST
Some of the Delhi University colleges have decided to waive off the hostel fee for the three months the students have been asked to find their own accommodation.
"We have decided to waive off three months' hostel fee as the students are already overburdened by the escalating rents in private accommodations. We have also decided to give a waiver to the physically challenged students," said Tanvir Aiejaz, warden, Ramjas College Hostel.
The college hostel committee will decide the amount of waiver by next week.
Aiejaz said other colleges such as Shri Ram College for Commerce, Kirori Mal, Hindu and Hansraj have also decided to support the decision.
College hostels will be used as accommodation for the relatives of the athletes coming to the Capital for the Games.
"We have also written to the Games Organising Committee suggesting that the students be compensated for the money they have spent," said Aiejaz, who is also the president of the Delhi University Wardens' Association.
A copy of the letter was also sent to the UGC, DU Vice-Chancellor and all university college principals.
"If we can get a waiver or compensation it would be great. I am spending Rs 8,000 per month on lodging," said Neha Bali, a DU student.
First Published: Aug 30, 2010 00:47 IST