Bringing relief to students, Bangalore University has decided to reduce the fee for revaluation and issuing photocopies of answer scripts.
This was one of the major demands of the BU students and they had even submitted a memorandum to the registrar (administration) recently. The University took the decision to reduce the fees for revaluation and issuance of photocopy of answer scripts at its syndicate meeting held on Tuesday.
Now, students will have to pay Rs 300 for photocopies and Rs 400 and Rs 500 for revaluation instead of the earlier Rs 600. Addressing the media after the meeting Vice-Chancellor Prof B Thimme Gowda said, “If a student, who is declared failed in the main results, passes after revaluation, then the University will refund half of the revaluation fee.”
The University also decided not to provide dual benefits for PhD students. Currently, PhD students (SC, ST and OBC) are getting both free hostel and fellowship benefits. Now, the University has decided to provide only one of these. “As we have got more registrations for PhDs, we decided to give only one of these benefits. If a student is getting a fellowship, then he/she will not be eligible for free hostel. As the admissions are over this year, we will deduct the hostel bill from their fellowship,” the V-C said.
The candidates will be eligible to receive fellowships only for the first four years. BU has also directed the candidates to finish their course work in one year. “If they fail to complete the course work in one year, another chance will be given. If they fail, we will cancel the PhD registration itself,” said Thimme Gowda.
In first year, candidates will get Rs 4,000 per month as fellowship, which will be increased in a phased manner to `5,000 in the second and third years and Rs 8,000 in the fourth year.