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While JNU students have continued to hold protests, union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said the utility and service charge will now be borne by the UGC.
Classes at JNU were scheduled to begin on Monday. The JNUSU claimed administration had blocked the registration portal for many students.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh Saturday, and said the whole country supports the fight against JNU fee hike and CAA.
According to the HRD-proposed formula, the JNU room rent hike stays in place but students won’t have to pay the new service & utility charge.
Several JNU students boycotted exams to protest the hike in hostel fees and condemned the university for giving 'take-home exams' to students.
Students said nothing conclusive had been decided and the VC did not reply to the demands for a complete rollback of the hostel fee hike.
Higher Education Secretary R. Subramanyam says attempts are on to get students and the JNU administration to negotiate and end the impasse.
JNU debate can’t be restricted to which university charges more fees. Reality is public universities today are hard put to maintain financial equilibrium.
If you are Sunita’s parents, you will wish and pray that the protest does not end with rollback of fee hike just for JNU.
Service and utility charges for JNU hostels have been fixed at Rs 1,000 per month for general category students & Rs 500 for those in BPL category.
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