JNU: Despite Left’s Boycott Call, 65 Per Cent Students Pay Hostel Fee; 95 Per Cent Day Scholars Pay Semester DuesJawaharlal Nehru University (Image: Ganga Sahay Meena via Wikimedia Commons)

Around 65 per cent of the 6.450 JNU students living in hostels have paid the new hostel fees, University administration has announced, The Hindu has reported.

The students have time till 17 January to pay the hostel dues without attracting a late fee and the administration is confident that with students returning back to the campus, the number will rise in the coming days.

The compliance rate for paying semester fees is also high for the day scholars. 95 per cent of them have cleared their semester amount.

In light of the agitation and boycott by the left led JNUSU the University VC Jagadesh Kumar has said that, “schools and Centres have announced their time-tables and are working on conducting tests for those students who did not complete the last semester academic requirements”.

He added that the university is doing everything possible to address and promote the academic interests of students.

JNUSU meanwhile has decided to legally challenge the JNU fee hike and has appealed to students to boycott the registration process.

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