Mangaluru, July 30: Following the protest by the students led by ABVP, demanding to reduce the fees for postgraduate courses under merit quota and self-financing category, in response to their plea, the Mangalore University vice-chancellor called a syndicate meeting and reduced the fees.
A delegation from the ABVP had also met the vice chancellor on July 21st and demanded to reduce the fees which were hiked. ABVP also staged a continuous protest from July 27th in front of Mangalore University.
This is a victory of the ABVP which had protested for the cause of the meritorious students from poor background. The ABVP has expressed its gratefulness to the Vice chancellor and the administrative board of the university.
The vice-chancellor then called a meeting of the syndicate and assured that the fees would be reduced by 30% for self-financing category after which the students withdrew their protests.
Students of botany and zoology applying for admissions under self-financing category had to pay Rs 48,795, which meant that the fees has been increased by Rs 9,515 from last year’s fees of Rs 39,280. The fee for physics under self-financing category was increased from Rs 41,280 to Rs 51,795. The fee for mathematics under self-financing category was increased from Rs 43,280 to Rs 53,795, and computer science and physical education course fees under self-financing category was increased from Rs 45,280 to Rs 53,795.
The ABVP association has expressed its gratefulness to the University which has positively responded to their protests. The members of ABVP along with many students celebrated their success at PVS junction in the city.