B.Ed students decry hike in exam fee by KU, CUS - Kashmir Student Alerts


Tuesday, 11 August 2020

B.Ed students decry hike in exam fee by KU, CUS

Srinagar, Aug 10: Students pursuing B.Ed in University of Kashmir (KU) and Cluster University Srinagar (CUS) are up in arms 
against the authorities for arbitrary hike in upcoming exam fee.

The students enrolled with
Directorate of Distance Education, KU said the authorities have approved steep increase in the fee structure. They said
the KU issued a notification for online submission of exam forms for the candidates of 2018- 20 Batch.

“But it is unfortunate that the
University has asked the students;
to pay Rs 3,360 as examination
fee," said Arshid, a student. “The
ongoing COVID pandemic has left
people economically distressed.
A student from an economically
weak section can’t afford to pay
the fee. The authorities must
reconsider this decision.”

Another student said the
University was “exploiting” the
student community with it ““anti-
student policies.” He said there
were bleak chances ofholding the
exams through offline mode.

“If the University conducts
exams through online mode, then
seeking this hefty fee students is
a grave injustice,” he said. "The
University should immediately
review the decision and curtail
the fee structure.”

Meanwhile, the students of
CUS also voiced their concern
over the hike in exam fee. The
CUS is charging Rs 2,150 as exam
fee per student.

According to students the
varsity was likely to hold the
exams in online mode for which
the authorities do not need to
hire invigilators and the move
would not incur any expenditure
for transportation of question
Papers to exam centres. "We fail
to understand on what grounds
the University has fixed this fee
structure. Every student won't
be able to pay this hefty fee,” the
student said.

Controller Examination, CUS
Khurshid Ahmad Mir said they
have already “curtailed” the IT
charges in the exam fee. “There
will be no further concession in
the exam fee,” he said. Registrar
KU, Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir said he
will look into the matter.