Panjab University senators back students

first_imgAhead of the special senate meeting, slated for May 7 to discuss Panjab University’s (PU) financial crisis, senators have come in support of students and asked the Vice-Chancellor (VC) to roll back the fee hike and drop the cases against students. In a letter written to VC Arun Kumar Grover, as many as nine senators have expressed concern about the students’ future, saying that the fee hike and registration of police cases against students adds to their stress levels at a time when they should be focused on their studies.The students have been protesting against the significant hike in tuition fee announced by the PU last month for the 2017-18 academic year. On April 11, the campus witnessed a violent clash between students and police amid a protest against the fee hike. The university administration had justified the average 12.5% hike citing its deficit of ₹ 244 crore for the financial year 2017-18.last_img

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