Fee relief to students of Panjab University and its affiliated colleges
Naresh Gaur, Member Senate Panjab University reacts in response to statement given by Syndicate PU
Ludhiana: In response to the statement given by Syndicate Panjab University (PU) in today’s newspapers in regard to taking a call on hiking 7.5% fee on self financed courses and 5% for traditional courses for new entrants in 2020-21 academic session, the decision on which shall be taken in the meeting of syndicate scheduled to be held on May 30, 2020. Naresh Gaur, Member Senate Panjab University who is always on the forefront in raising the voice for the students as well as for the teachers has requested the Vice Chancellor PU to reconsider their viewpoint in his letter to him.
He said, keeping in view the post COVID 19 situation, where the Punjab Government has directed the schools not to charge any inflated fee from the students this year. He requests the Vice Chancellor to take a lead and must have a charitable disposition in the regard that there ought to be no raise in the fee for self financed and traditional courses as well. He said PU is providing education for countless students who come from the weaker section of the society, the society which has borne the brunt of COVID 19 pandemic much more than anyone else. Where it has become difficult to arrange 2 times of meals a day for these families, how they can cope up with the burden of depositing the hiked fees for their children’s’ education? While using a phrase, “Youth is the Future of Nation” he said, if we PU being a reputed institution cannot stand with them in this hard times then who will?
Naresh Gaur said, he firmly believes that our university by taking a lead in this regard will not only add to its social goodwill but at the same time lessen the burden of the already burdened countless families.