Students' complaint misdirected, says Allahabad University VC amid protest

Amid the ongoing protest by students against fee hike, Allahabad University Vice Chancellor Sangita Srivastava on Wednesday said their complaint was "misdirected" and promised to waive off the entire fee of those hailing from poor background and orphaned during Covid. The students have been protesting against an alleged 400-times fee hike at the university. A student protesting the fee hike also attempted self-immolation on Monday but the act was foiled by the police deployed on the spot. Srivastava's message shared on the university's official Twitter handle said the fee per student annually for the past several decades was Rs 975 which comes to Rs 81 per month. The university fee has been enhanced to Rs 4,151 per year -- Rs 333 per month, she said. The process has gone through rigorous deliberation and decision making at several levels -- the Finance Committee, Academic Council and Executive Council -- states the message. "What is being spread is that there is a 400-times incre

Students' complaint misdirected, says Allahabad University VC amid protest
Amid the ongoing protest by students against fee hike, Allahabad University Vice Chancellor Sangita Srivastava on Wednesday said their complaint was "misdirected" and promised to waive off the entire fee of those hailing from poor background and orphaned during Covid. The students have been protesting against an alleged 400-times fee hike at the university. A student protesting the fee hike also attempted self-immolation on Monday but the act was foiled by the police deployed on the spot. Srivastava's message shared on the university's official Twitter handle said the fee per student annually for the past several decades was Rs 975 which comes to Rs 81 per month. The university fee has been enhanced to Rs 4,151 per year -- Rs 333 per month, she said. The process has gone through rigorous deliberation and decision making at several levels -- the Finance Committee, Academic Council and Executive Council -- states the message. "What is being spread is that there is a 400-times incre