Students feel the 10 per cent reduction is too less as compared to the last year when MU increased the same fee by 100 per cent.
Mumbai: After the University of Mumbai (MU) decided to deduct the examination fee, the students feel the fee cut is not justified for the freshers. On Thursday, the varsity reduced the fee for freshers by 10 per cent, while for the repeaters (ATKT) it has gone down by 60 to 80 per cent. Students feel the 10 per cent reduction is too less as compared to the last year when MU increased the same fee by 100 per cent.
By the 10 per cent deduction for the fresh students, it means that an undergraduate student, who at present pays Rs 1,000, will now have to pay Rs 900. For the PG students the current fee is Rs 1,500 which now is Rs 1,350. This rule will be applicable from the summer term examination in the academic year 2018-19 for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
While for the ATKT or repeater students, one subject’s examination fees will only be Rs 200 instead of Rs 1,000 (UG) and Rs 1,500 will now be only Rs 400 for the PG students.
The students feel it’s unfair to deduct only Rs 100 since they doubled the examination fees which was only Rs 500, last year. “All of a sudden they had announced that the examination fees henceforth will be Rs. 1,000 (UG) and Rs. 1,500 (PG). And now they say they have deduced it by 10 per cent. There is a huge different between 10 and 100 per cent,” said Prabhakar Khopde, a law student.
MU also announced a five per cent hike of fees every year from the academic year 2019-20.