JNU Executive Committee Rolls Back Proposed Fee Hike, Proposes Scheme To Assist Students Belonging To Weaker Sections


Nov 13, 2019, 05:37 PM | Updated 05:37 PM IST

Students protesting at the JNU campus (representative picture) (Twitter/@DrVivekChouksey)
Students protesting at the JNU campus (representative picture) (Twitter/@DrVivekChouksey)

The Jawaharlal Nehru University's executive committee on Wednesday (13 November) rolled back the proposed hostel fee hike and also has now proposed a scheme for economic assistance to students from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

"Executive Committee announces major rollback in the hostel fee and other stipulations. Also proposes a scheme for economic assistance to the EWS students. Time to get back to classes," R Subrahmanyam, Union Education Secretary, tweeted on Wednesday (13 November).

The move comes after the executive committee of the university meet to discuss the hostel draft manual which has been at the heart of the controversy that brought the varsity to boil.

On Monday (11 November), thousands of JNU students clashed with the police as their protest over the steep fee hike escalated, leaving Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' confined for over five hours at the venue of the university's convocation.

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