New Delhi: The administration of Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has more than doubled the fees for students enrolled in the 2020-21 academic year. At the same time, the medical fee has been increased from Rs 9 to Rs 1,000. This fee is paid once a year. While last year the fees for MPhil and Ph.D. students were Rs 295 per semester, while this year it has been increased to Rs 780 per semester.
Similarly, fees for postgraduate and graduate students have been increased from Rs 283 per semester in 2019-20 to Rs 768 per semester in 2020-21. Let us tell you, even before the increase in medical fees, JNUSU is fighting a case in the Delhi High Court regarding the increase in hostel fees in JNU. JNUSU went to court after months of protests inside and outside the university, forcing the Ministry of Human Resource Development to hold meetings.
JNUSU President Aish Ghosh said, "It will be fought again. The JNU community needs to unite to stop it." At the same time, when JNU Dean Pravesh Deepak Gaur and Registrar Pramod Kumar were called to ask for comment about this, they had no answer.