Allahabad University shares facts about fee hike, urges protesting student to let others take admission

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Updated on Sep 23, 2022 12:21 IST

While talking about the University's decision to increase the fees, Allahabad University VC, Sangita Srivastava said, "the students’ complaint was misdirected. The AU fees for the past several decades was INR 975 which comes to INR 81 per month. The university has now decided to set the fees to INR 4,151 per year, which is INR 333 per month."

Allahabad University shares facts about fee hike, urges protesting student to let others take admission

Allahabad University students have been protesting for over a month now. With the protest intensity raising day by day, the Allahabad University has now released facts about the fee hike that are not being discussed by the students.

While talking about the University's decision to increase the fees, Allahabad University VC, Sangita Srivastava said, "the students’ complaint was misdirected. The AU fees for the past several decades was INR 975 which comes to INR 81 per month. The university has now decided to set the fees to INR 4,151 per year, which is INR 333 per month."

The university has also shared six facts and said “certain facts that have not been discussed about fee hike must be known to students in particular and public in general." The University has also urged all protesting students to let the those who wish to take admission to peacefully submit the fees.

“The facts would be known to all within 10 days as soon as each and every student will take admission because in fact fee is a non issue,” AU said in a statement.

The University said, “All poor students get full refund of the fee by bouts Scholarship (In session 2021- 22, 7,891 students applied for scholarship). All girl students, SC, ST students got full refund of not only his annual fee but also hostel and professional fee. OBC not in creamy layer also get a fee refund. All parents working in government jobs get a fee refund (partially) up to two children.”

Although 98 per cent universities have higher fee structures than AU, “one shall not make comparisons to other central or state universities,'' it said. “In the last 50 years the percentage of fee has dropped below 1% of total expenditure, what is hurting for people is the room rent, the coaching fee, the travelling expenditure and the cost of food,” it added. 

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