After protests, JNU rolls back hostel fee hike

Narrating their ordeal the students told ANI that they wish to discuss the issue with the Vice-Chancellor (VC) but he has been abstaining from initiating talks on the matter.

Written by November 13, 2019 17:08

New Delhi: After intense and extreme protests, The Jawaharlal Nehru University decided to roll back the hike proposed in the hostel fee. Informing about the decision, the top Human Resource Development Ministry officer said the body has also proposed a scheme to provide financial help to students from the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

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The aggravated students raised slogans against the proposed changes and carried placards which read “stop devastating fee hike” and “JNUTA rejects new hostel manual.”

Narrating their ordeal the students told ANI that they wish to discuss the issue with the Vice-Chancellor (VC) but he has been abstaining from initiating talks on the matter.

“JNU Executive Committee announces major roll-back in the hostel fee and other stipulations. Also proposes a scheme for economic assistance to the EWS students. Time to get back to classes,” Education Secretary S Subrahmanyam tweeted.