Bring self-financed courses at par with others: NSUI

The National Students Union of India (NSUI), one of the students outfits on the Panjab University (PU) campus, on Wednesday submitted a memorandum regarding the fee structure of self-financed courses, to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover.

The members of NSUI informed the V-C that self-financed courses were started to self-finance the infrastructure of the department. Now, since their building and other infrastructure facilities has been completed, they must be brought at par with the other courses.

The tuition fee of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) is Rs 1,04,000 and lab fee is Rs 84,000 against the fee structure of the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET) which is Rs 12,840 for the first four semesters and Rs 10,580 for the fifth to eight semester.

Also, in the University Institute of Applied Management Sciences (UIAMS), the fee is Rs 1 lakh and for the UBS, the fee charged is Rs 6,000. Similarly, in the University Institute of Legal Studies (five year law) the students have to pay Rs 25,000 per semester whereas, in the three-year law course the fee charged is Rs 1,440 per semester.

"Such type of discrimination with students is not good for the environment of the university," said NSUI. NSUI also maintained that if this issue is not looked into, then a massive agitation will be staged.

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