KU Charges ‘Waived Off’ Fee, Students Enraged

Srinagar: University of Kashmir has asked students to submit fee that was “waived off” in October 2020 in view of “arduous situation due to Covid-19” raising concern among students and “causing distress”.

A group of students said that the university has come up with a notification asking them to submit the instalments of fee that was earlier waived off.

“The LG’s intervention and direction least matters for the authorities at university and they keep on looting the students,” the students said.

In September last year the fee was waived off after a delegation from Kashmir University Students Guild submitted a representation at the office of Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha seeking “waiving off of extra charges and concession in admission fee”.

As such the Governor’s office directed the university to look into the matter, to which the university brought up a circular on 07-10-2020 saying that “in view of arduous situation arisen due to Covid-19, the Vice Chancellor has been pleased that till the matter with regard to relaxation in the admission fee is resolved, only 50 percent of the admission fee prescribed for 3rd and 4th semester of PG programmes be realised from its first instalment”.

Registrar of the varsity Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir said, “We have offered a 25% relaxation and the matter is still in consideration with the higher authorities.”

“We’ll look into the matter again on Monday,” he added. (With inputs from KDC)

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