Unfair Charging Of College & University Fees Under COVID-19 Situation

Unfair Charging Of College & University Fees Under COVID-19 Situation

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MOHAMMAD AMAAN ANSARI started this petition to Hon'ble Chief Minister Of West Bengal and

We're being charged the same regular college(MCKV Institute of Engineering, Liluah, Howrah) fees even though we've neither used any resources of the college campus(physical classrooms, electricity, Wi-Fi, library, washrooms, canteen-which has been closed for almost a year now or anything else as a matter of fact) since 25th march that is almost the beginning of the new semester nor any other chargeable accessories or resources at all that the college actually demands the fees for from us, the students. Instead, we ourselves had to bear & are still bearing the expenses of a tremendous amount of mobile data & Wi-Fi data (which is very costly) almost daily for months now for mandatory online classes, mock tests, practical tests, online assignment submission, theory tests, sessional papers' tests etc. We don't expect the college or the university to reimburse or compensate for the same. But it is extremely unfair, unreasonable and unacceptable for the college to demand the same amount of fees(in my case 4th year 8th sem - Rs. 43,000) from the students of all semesters and all disciplines for the above stated reasons also considering the fact that the majority of students' families are under extreme financial crunch, suffering job losses, cuts in salaries etc while some are studying under loans which will have to be paid duly in time which will subsequently prove to be difficult due to cessation of any more placement opportunities by the college since the beginning of the lockdown.
Moreover, We're also being demanded from MAKAUT( MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, WEST BENGAL) to pay regular examination fees even after the mandate of UGC cancelling all the examinations. Hence MAKAUT , technically, does not have the right to ask for any examination fees(for intermediate semester students and for final year students who have opted for alternate evaluation method but not for the students who may opt for special examinations after COVID-19) for very obvious reasons as no physical papers are being made or any expenses for that matter are being spent as it was used to be done before COVID-19.

Therefore, We, the students of MCKV Institute of Engineering under MAKAUT, on behalf of all other colleges and universities, humbly urge the respected authorities to consider the above petition and mandate the concerned authorities either not to demand any fees or request for an acceptable minimal fees while also fairly reimbursing/compensating the already paid fees by the students (which were paid under pressure of deadlines and subsequent consequences) till the same COVID-19 situation prevails and the educational institutes exercise the same rules as drafted by the UGC & The Indian & The State Government.
Thank You.

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