A committee constituted by Punjab University’s (PU) vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover to look into the universities growth and prospects has come out with a proposal of an increase in the tuition fee for students enrolled at the university’s teaching departments, institutes and regional centres by 5%.
The lower limit of the tuition fees is set to Rs. 500, while the upper limit is set at Rs. 2000 in the proposal. For now, this proposal has to now go through the PU senate and syndicate, which would be the authority in finalizing the fee structure that would be due effective from the 2015-16 session.
In a meeting with PU’s Dean, registrar and Dean of student’s welfare, the members of Punjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) have shown their opposition on the proposed fee hike and demanded a relaxation in the upper limit set in the proposal. The committee has made it clear that after the meeting the proposal of the student’s council would also be taken under consideration and it would be sent for approval keeping their demands in mind. The final decision regarding the fee hike rests with the syndicate and thus they would be authority to give final verdict on the matter.