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JNU Rolls Back Hostel Fee Hike, Proposes Assistance For EWS Students

The students' union has been on a strike against the draft hostel manual, approved by the Inter-Hall administration, which it claims has provisions for hostel fee hike

JNU Rolls Back Hostel Fee Hike, Proposes Assistance For EWS Students
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JNU Rolls Back Hostel Fee Hike, Proposes Assistance For EWS Students
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2019-11-13T17:01:17+0530

After JNU students protests over hostel fee hike escalated, the JNU executive committee on Wednesday announced a major roll-back of the proposed scheme. In addition, they also proposed that economic assistance will be given to the economically weaker sections of the people, officials said.

Education Secretary R. Subrahmanyam on Twitter announced that Jawahar Lal Univerity's Executive Committee has decided to roll back the scheme hiking the hostel fee hike

The students' union has been on a strike against the draft hostel manual, approved by the Inter-Hall administration, which it claims has provisions for hostel fee hike, dress code and curfew timings.

On Monday, thousands of JNU students clashed with the police as their protest over the steep fee hike escalated, leaving Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' stranded for over six hours at the venue of the university's convocation.

They were protesting outside the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) premises, the venue for the university's third convocation, which was addressed by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

(inputs from agencies)

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