JNU to rollback hostel fee hike

JNU to rollback hostel fee hike

After massive protests by the students of the JawaharlalNehru University (JNU) for over the past few days, the Executive Committee ofJNU has announced a roll-back on the hike of hostel fees and other stipulations.According to reports, the committee further proposed a scheme for economicassistance to the financially backward students.

"JNU Executive Committee announces major roll-back inthe hostel fee and other stipulations. Also proposes a scheme for economic assistanceto the EWS students. Time to get back to classes," tweeted Education SecretaryR Subrahmanyam.

It may be mentioned here that the university had hiked the rate of a student single room rent from Rs. 10 to Rs. 300 per month, for student double room from Rs. 20 to Rs. 600 per month and increased one-time refundable mess security deposit from Rs. 5,500 to Rs. 12,000.

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