BU revokes revaluation fee hike


The varsity had made a decision at this month’s syndicate meeting to overhaul the revaluation system and hiked the fee by more than three times from Rs 300 to Rs 1,050.
Speaking to Deccan Herald, the Bangalore University, Registrar (Evaluation), Puttaraju confirmed that the varsity had gone back on its earlier decision.

“We have decided to revert to the old fees which have been in place since 1998 and a notification has been issued to all colleges,” he said.

He added that the decision was taken on August 17 itself and notifications were sent after members of Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) protested at Central College.

Protests
However, over 2,500 members of ABVP held a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office on Thursday for nearly three hours protesting against the inaction of the varsity. The organising secretary of ABVP said, “Although the Vice-Chancellor had promised that the notification would be sent on the 17th, colleges did not receive the same and that is why we are protesting.” Students from several colleges in the city such as R C College, Government Arts College and Maharani’s college were part of the protest.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Higher Education, Arvind Limbavali also made an appearance at the scene of the protest in Central College and promised to look into their concerns.
However, ABVP members revealed their displeasure at Limbavali’s handling of affairs and criticised the minister for forgetting his roots.

Incidentally, Limbavali himself came through the ranks of ABVP. “Limbavali is of no benefit to the students and has forgotten his roots. He did not give us any concrete assurances and was very wishy-washy,” Vasanth alleged.

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