Earlier, the University of Hyderabad (UoH) charged Rs 1000 for each entrance exam application.
However, the university is charging the students Rs 1000 for “processing applications” even with the CUET.
On Friday, University of Hyderabad (UoH) students held protest against the increase in exam costs, outside the campus Controller of Examination (CoE) office, chanting slogans.
Students at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) say that fees for entrance exams have been hiked from Rs 600 to Rs 4000.
The student body had raised the issue with the management, stating that the hike was a burden to many students hailing from marginalised communities.
The issues emerged when the Central University Admission Test (CUET) was substituted for the University of Hyderabad entrance test as part of the “one nation, one exam” initiative.
Protest Case Study
- Before, the UoH charged Rs 600 for each entrance exam application. However, the university still charged the students Rs 1000 for “processing applications” even with the CUET.
- Students are of the opinion that its not right to charge high entrance fee for 5 courses in the combined I.MA and I.MSc social sciences programme.
- Earlier, each form for 5 courses costed Rs 600.
- However, the institution said that starting in 2022, Rs 600 will be charged for the admission exam for each subject, making a total of Rs 3000 required if a student wanted to register for all five degrees.
- When applying for particular course and writing the COMMON UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE TEST (CUET), students from marginalized areas are suddenly required to pay a total of Rs 4000.
After the protest, the university agreed to club all science and social science subjects and collect Rs 600 for one group of 5 subjects instead of collecting fees for each subject separately.
Reports suggest that security guards were rough with the students when they were peacefully protesting against the university’s decision to grant an engineering degree to a student activist.
The SFI leader warned that if improvements are not made soon, several student organizations at the university will shortly hold a rally.