Raichur: Members of the district unit of the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP) staged a dharna here on Friday in protest against collection of donation by private-aided and un-aided educational institutions in Raichur for admission of students to pre-university courses.
Twenty members led by D. Chaitanya Reddy, secretary of the city unit of ABVP, took out a procession here and staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding that the district administration initiate action against collection of donation by private educational institutions.
Shivanand Chika Reddy, organising secretary of the district unit, said that the managements of private-aided and un-aided educational institutions had been allegedly collecting donations in the range of Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 in the name of development funds from students for admission to pre-university courses.
There was no control over these institutions, he added. He said that the Government had fixed Rs. 980 as annual fee for Arts students and Rs. 1,080 for Commerce students. But many private educational institutions in the city were collecting fees more than the specified amount. They were colleting up to Rs.150 for admission forms for degree students though the prescribed fee was Rs. 15. The members submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Adoni Syed Saleem urging him to initiate action the educational institutions collecting donations. Students, who participated in the dharna, threatened to boycott classes and call for “college bandh” if action was not taken to fulfil their demands.