Karnataka

Permanent fees exemption for PU girl students 

The Department of School Education and Literacy (earlier called DPUE) was providing a sum of ₹456 to each girl per year. This was paid to the principal’s account, which in turn, was credited as fee.

The Department of School Education and Literacy (earlier called DPUE) was providing a sum of ₹456 to each girl per year. This was paid to the principal’s account, which in turn, was credited as fee. | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

The Department of School Education and Literacy is permanently exempting the annual fees for girl students of pre-university (PU) colleges from the academic year of 2022-23.

Karnataka Government had announced the exemption for girls, from nursery to post-graduation, with effect from the 2018-19 academic year, but a fresh order had to be issued each year to continue this facility.

The Department of School Education and Literacy (earlier called DPUE) was providing a sum of ₹456 to each girl per year. This was paid to the principal’s account, which in turn, was credited as fee.

However, with the latest order, the exemption will become a permanent feature, eliminating the need to issue an order each year for pre-university girl students.

But, the old system will continue for girls pursuing other educational courses.

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