JNU Increases Fees For Students Joining In Academic Year 2020-21

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration has doubled the institution’s fee for prospective students set to join in the academic year 2020-21. The university has also increased its one-time medical fee from Rs 9 to Rs 1,000. The fee for M.Phil and Ph.D. students last year was Rs 295 per semester, this year it has been increased to Rs 780 per semester. Similarly, the fee for postgraduate and graduate students has been raised from Rs 283 per semester in 2019-20 to Rs 768 per semester in 2020-21. These figures are exclusive of GST.

This increase in fees comes at a time when the institution is already witnessing student protests against fee hike. The JNU Students’ Union is already fighting a case in the Delhi High Court over the hostel fee hike. JNUSU went to court after months of protests in and outside the university, forcing the Ministry of Human Resource Development to intervene and hold meetings.

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JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh said “This will be fought again. The JNU community needs to unite to stop this.”

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JNU is not the only institution that witnessed a fee hike in the last few years. The students of the Indian Insitute of Mass Communication (IIMC) have also been protesting against a fee hike that was announced last December.In December, the government had put a hold on the fee hike that came into effect on November 26 hiking the fee by 900% in IIT’s after several students protested against it.

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