Fee hike: Punjab University may charge more for new admissions

The Hush Post| 6:10 pm | One-minute read

Discussing fee hike since March this year, the Punjab University is likely to settle on a decision now. During its first meeting recently, a panel, headed by Professor Ashok Goyal expounded the possibility of fee rationalisation.

“The committee decided that there will be no change in the fee structure of the existing students. However, there might be a 7.5% fee hike for new admissions in all self-financed and traditional courses. Maximum admission fee limit for self-financed courses is set as Rs 7,500. However, it is Rs 500 for traditional courses,” a source from the committee said.

This year in March, a committee constituted by the PU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Raj Kumar, had recommended a 10 percent fee hike for those seeking admission in different courses. Also, an increase of 5 percent was proposed for students who are already enrolled in a particular course. However, this recommendation was not for UIET, Dr SSB UICET, UBS, and UIPS departments.

The committee suggested a 70 percent increase for B. Pharma course at UIPS. Further, it suggested a fee hike of 10 percent to 20 percent in the BE, ME and MSc. courses. Also, there was a 20 percent raise in BE, ME and M. Tech course tuition fee of Dr SSB UICET. Besides, the UBS had also recommended a hike of Rs 10,000 in all its courses. When the committee’s recommendations were proposed at the previous syndicate meeting, the members had resolved to form a committee to work on the rationalisation of fee structure.

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