New Academic Year: Pune University Yet To Take Decision On Rollback Of Proposed Fee Hike

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Pune, 13th June 2021: Last year, the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) decided to increase the fees of various courses. The decision was suspended for a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Now the SPPU is planning for the academic year 2021-2022 but the decision to suspend the fee hike has not been taken yet. The university has issued notification for the admission process for various diplomas and certificates. The process will begin on June 14.

There are about 900 colleges and institutions affiliated with SPPU in Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik district. Out of these 700 colleges teach traditional courses while the rest of the colleges teach vocational courses. Nearly 5.5 lakhs students are studying in these colleges and institutions.


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Last year, the university had decided to increase course fees after the recommendations made by their committee. The decision was supposed to be implemented from the academic year 2020-2021, but due to the pandemic, the decision was suspended for one year as a huge number of people are struggling with financial problems.

The increase in fees differs course-wise and hikes are up to Rs 15,000. The decision to suspend this rise is supposed to be taken in the meetings held by the university, but there is no update in this regard yet.

Speaking about this, Dr Sanjay Chakne, a member of the management council stated, “The pandemic situation is there this year also. While students and parents are struggling with financial issues it would be not good to implement this decision and we will discuss the suspension this year also.”


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Another member, Dr Sudhakar Jadhvar said that the university did not increase the course fees for the last 12 years. Therefore we decided to increase the course fees. Last year, the decision was suspended for a year due to the pandemic. This time also we will raise this issue in the management council meeting.

Student leader Kamlakar Shete of Yukrand said, “Savitribai Phule Pune University had postponed the fee hike for the academic year 2020-21. This postponement should be maintained this year as well. The pandemic makes it impossible for students and parents to pay fees. Therefore, fees should not be increased. Also, the students are being charged for the things they have not used and they have to pay the entire fee. The colleges should refund those charges.”


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