The recent fee hike proposed for different post-graduate courses offered by Mangalore University has been supported by their syndicate. While the scholastic board of the college at its exceptional meeting on Saturday had chosen to pare the course charge for general merit category students and point of confinement it in a scope of 10-12% as gave in the statutes, the Syndicate gave its agree to restrict the fee hike for completely/in part self-financed courses in the scope of 5-10%. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video

According to the media reports based on demands raised by several student organisations, notably the ABVP that was in the forefront, to reduce the fee hike, the Syndicate at its meeting on July 24 had agreed to rationalize the fee structure. However, since the discussions on the issue was incomplete, the vice-chancellor K Byrappa was able to announce the reduction in fees for general merit category students at the special academic council meeting held the next day. Also Read - Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months

The ABVP was not satisfied with this, thus it took its protest to the portals of the university when the Syndicate met on Wednesday. Jayesh P K, city secretary of ABVP said the registrar P S Yadapadithaya who met the protesters after the Syndicate meeting assured them that the highest decision making body of the university had taken note of their concerns and course fee hike for self-financing courses too was being rationalized and details of the same hosted on university’s webportal. Also Read - CBSE Class 10th Board Exam 2021 Guide: Best Reference Books for Maths, Science, English, Social Science

K Byrappa also said that while course fee for 16 PG courses under self-financing category had been hiked in a range of 5-10%, the fees had been reduced for seven courses and there was no change in fees of 13 courses. Byrappa also stated that they have followed the same pattern of hike, maintaining status quo and reduction even in the fee structure for general merit students. This will pave the way for counselling to admissions under self-financing courses from Thursday.

Jayesh described the decision of the Syndicate as a victory for the pro-student agitation taken up by his organization. Incidentally, an ABVP delegation had met Byrappa on July 21 urging him to reduce the fee for both general merit as well as self-financing courses. The university in a little over a week has responded to our demands positively facilitating the smooth conduct of admissions to PG courses, Jayesh said thanking the university administration for their gesture.

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