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Teachers Urge Thiruvalluvar University to Withdraw Hike in Examination Fee

Published: 30th September 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: The Tamil Nadu Government College Teachers Association (TNGCTA) and the Association of University zone III have appealed to the Thiruvalluvar University to withdraw the doubling of the examination fee introduced by the university recently.

The appeal contends that the fee hike for the November/December 2014 exam for students of the affiliated colleges would affect poor students. In a statement, L  Prathapan, State General Secretary of TNGCTA said, since the announcement of the fees doubling, the students affected by the hike have resorted to agitations in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Cuddalore districts. He alleged that the University has implemented the fee hike without consulting the Syndicate or the Academic Council. However, the university vice chancellor Dr P Gunasekaran said, the fee hike has been approved by the Syndicate.

The university had formed a fee revision committee comprising of syndicate members, which had recommended the new free structure. This was also approved by the Finance Committee. He said, he has not received any representation about the fee hike either from the students or from the colleges.

The TNGCTA’s appeal has also been directed to the Higher Education Minister and the Higher Education Secretary to intervene in the is matter.

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