Disappointing news awaits the students of Jamia Milia Islamia as the college authorities have increased the fee for all courses by 10 per cent for the academic session 2015-2016 and have conveniently called it a ‘nominal’ hike.
The students on hearing the news have protested and called it a wrong move as the amount of resources and consumables required aren’t the same for all courses. “Why should a group of students who don’t use any equipment have to pay for their running cost and maintenance?” a student said on condition of anonymity.
A 10 per cent hike in the fee is sudden for most students who belong to very humble backgrounds and will have to make ends meet in order to choose the college of their choice. The decision is most likely to affect the admission procedure in Jamia.
Calling it a marginal hike, varsity Vice-Chancellor Talat Ahmad told PTI, “The fee has been hiked after a gap of three years. It is a very reasonable hike. Still, if it is not affordable by some students we are working out a mechanism to address that too.”
In order to help the students with fewer resources, the university is also striving to have a student aid fund, which will provide assistance to students on merit-cum-mean basis to ensure that no one is devoid of studies due to financial reasons.
Meanwhile, putting behind all the disruption in the examination process, the entrance examinations to BDS and B.Tech were re-conducted successfully by Jamia Milia Islamia University. The entrance exams that were scheduled to be held on June 13 and June 14 were re-scheduled due to a cheating scam in the B.Tech Entrance.