With Delhi University implementing the four-year undergraduate programme from this academic year, several colleges have decided to raise the fees for various courses being offered.
“There has been no directive from the university. The decision to raise the fees is taken by the respective colleges,” Avinashi Kapoor, the varsity’s joint dean of students’ welfare, said. The DU colleges hiking their course fees include Sri Ram College for Commerce (SRCC), Hans Raj, St. Stephens, Kirori Mal, Lady Sri Ram and Ramjas.
“There has been a hike of just Rs.1,000 for economics and commerce programmes being offered by the college,” SRCC principal P.C. Jain said. St. Stephen’s College has raised the fees by five-eight percent for the science and humanities courses.
However, colleges like Hindu, Miranda House and Lady Irwin are not raising their fees. “There will be no fee hike in Hindu College. We have already printed the fee structure in our prospectus,” Hindu College principal Praduman Kumar said. IANS