Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIU) has increased its annual fees by 75% from this academic session. Under the university, there are 11 University Schools of Studies, also known as USS, wherein around 500 students are enrolled every year.
The fee has been hiked for the first time after 2011-12. Instead of the last year fee Rs. 40,000, students enrolled this year will have to pay Rs. 70,000. The revised fee structure and the breakdown of the fees are available on the website of the university, www.ipu.ac.in.
The decision to revise the fee had been approved by the board in the month of June. A notification has also been issued to all the 74 affiliated institutes by the Directorate of Higher Education.
According to the officials, “The admission fee that the self-financing institutes charged has also been revised, based on the recommendations of the Delhi Fee Regulatory Committee. The fee has been hiked by around 20-25% in private affiliated institutes.”
The proposed fee hike differs for institutes, like for Amity School of Engineering and Technology, the fees for B.Tech has been raised from Rs. 69,000 up to Rs. 81,500. The fees for Banarasidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology for MCA has increased from Rs. 96,600 up to Rs. 1,20,000.
The officials have also said that the institute cannot charge more than the amount that has been notified to them.
As per one official, “Some students and parents informed the university that some affiliated institutes are charging more than the notified fee. They are seeking this money in the name of revised fee structures. The university will act against them.”
In the month of March 2016, the news of fee hike was not taken positively by the students. Students started protesting and the university was forced to rollback the fee hike. A lot of students protested against the decision of fee hike outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house, after which he ensured that he will take care of the fee hike. However, at that time, the university itself was not sure about the revised fee hike.