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Delhi University Raises Annual Fees By 46%, Second Hike In A Year

Delhi University’s annual fees have been raised by 46%, totaling ₹2,350 across all categories. Some teachers believe this is an attempt to exploit student fees to repay the interest on HEFA loans. In October, the HEFA authorized a loan of 930 crore.

According to an official circular issued on June 7, the university has increased facility and service expenses to ₹1,000, effective for the academic year 2023-24. Furthermore, student welfare fund costs have more than quadrupled to 200, and development fund charges have climbed by more than 10% to 1,000 from the revised 900 in June of the previous year.

The yearly fee for the economically disadvantaged section support university fund have also been reduced to 150 for the forthcoming academic year.

This is the second fee increase in a year, with the last one announced in July of the previous year, apparently the first in 13 years. In 2022, the yearly charges for the university development fund component will increase from 600 to 900.

Teachers and Academic Council members at Delhi University say that the fee increases are being implemented to finance the interest on the HEFA loan.

The Academic Council will meet on December 6 to finalize several significant suggestions addressed during its November 30 meeting.

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Source: NDTV

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