Prayagraj. Allahabad University Fee Hike Protest: Allahabad Central University, also known as the Oxford of the East, is fighting for a four-fold fee hike. Students have been protesting against the fee hike for the last 16 days. Students attempted mass self-immolation on Tuesday, the 15th day of the agitation against the fee hike. However, the already prepared police personnel foiled the students’ attempt. But since Wednesday, 5 students have once again sat on hunger strike outside the union hall.
The students have threatened to continue their agitation until the increased fee is withdrawn. The students have alleged that the university administration is depriving students from rural areas of higher education. The protesting students say that due to the increase in fees, students will not be able to pursue higher education. The protesting students have said that they will continue their agitation until the increased fees are not refunded. At the same time, the health department team is also reaching to take care of the health of the students who are on hunger strike.
It is noteworthy that the Allahabad Central University administration had convened a meeting of the Executive Council on August 31 to increase the regular course fees by four times. Along with this, the fee of PhD has been increased by 15 times. The students of the university are continuously protesting against this. The students had started their hunger strike from September 5. The condition of many students who are on hunger strike has deteriorated so far and they have to be admitted to the hospital.
Students say that most of the students who come to study at Allahabad Central University are from middle class and peasant families. In such a situation, he will not be able to pay the quadrupled fee. The university administration should withdraw the increased fees. Students argue that no other university has increased its fees four times at once.
On the other hand, Allahabad Central University is completely insensitive in this matter. He did not interact with the students before the fee hike. Students were not taken into confidence at all. After 100 years, the university administration says that the tuition fee has been increased. He was forced to do so. The university administration has also said in its defense that no additional fee will be charged from the existing students, so there is no justification for the agitation. The university has postponed the admission process of postgraduate classes for the time being due to the continuous agitation and agitation of the students.
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First Published: September 21, 2022, 14:52 IST
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