Mumbai: At least two meetings have taken place in the Mumbai University over increasing fees for undergraduate courses offered by it.
Fees have not been revised since 2008. The university has received proposals from affiliated colleges demanding that fees be increased by around 25%. A committee has been formed to look into the matter. “We oppose such a steep hike,” said Sudhakar Tamboli, MNS students’ wing leader and a former senate member of the university. “An increase by 5% will be acceptable, but 25% is too much,” he added. Tamboli said that principals of colleges which had proposed the hike did not present themselves at the meeting.
While Registrar M.A. Khan confirmed that the University is mulling revised fees, a senior official who is at the helm of the matter refused to comment on it. “On what basis is the University planning to hike the fees? It does not even declare the results on time. We strongly oppose the move,” said Rameshwar Shere of Students Federation of India (SFI).