IGU hikes BEd exam fee, pvt colleges upset : The Tribune India

Ravinder Saini

Tribune news service

Rewari, November 29th

Indira Gandhi University (IGU) has increased the examination fee for the Bachelor of Education (BEd) course of the self-funding colleges in the Rewari and Mahendragarh districts to up to 70 percent. Previously the fee for all colleges was 1,000 rupees per student, but now it has been increased to 1,700 rupees per student only for private colleges.

Significantly, the examination fee charged by the government and state-sponsored universities for the course has not changed. Annoyed by the development, the self-funding colleges said the fee hike would place a burden on students. The difference in the examination fee for state and private universities is also not justified, it said.

Fee increase recommended by the panel

The increase took place at the suggestion of a committee to revise the fee schedule for various courses. —Suresh Dhanerwal, chief examiner

“The IGU is the only university in the state that charges BEd students at private universities 70 percent higher examination fees than state and state-sponsored ones, while the examination fee for the course is the same for all universities in the state. We have urged IGU authorities to withdraw the increase or we will have no choice but to move to court, ”said Satish Khola, president of the Haryana Self Finance Private College Association, adding that IGU is already paying higher exam fees rises than other universities in the country.

He said the decision would adversely affect several thousand students enrolled in both – the previous and final years of the BEd course, run by 70 private colleges in Rewari and Mahendragarh.

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