Panjab University is starving for resources to keep it running and is coming up with ways to generate revenue. Recently, despite Punjab and Haryana High Court orders to UGC to release its withheld money to PU, the university has still not received a penny, due to which the financial stability of the university is under dire stress.
PU has decided an average of 12.5% fee hike for all courses of university departments and its regional centres for the session 2017-18. However, the fee for some courses has multiplied by several times.
It means from the coming session beginning from July, the tuition fee will be increased by Rs 2,000-Rs 82,000 (depending on the course).
THE NEW FEE STRUCTURE (2017-18)
- 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
Freshers joining academic session 2017-18 will feel the heat the most, as the new fee structure applies to them. Existing students will see an increase of 5% on tuition fee.
This will also be subject to a minimum increase of Rs 500 and maximum Rs 1,200.
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.
Source: Hindustan Times