IHMCT&AN-Kolkata 3rd Semester Fees to be reset at a Subsidised Rate

IHMCT&AN-Kolkata 3rd Semester Fees to be reset at a Subsidised Rate

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Second Semester Students started this petition to National Council For Hotel Management And Catering Technology, Noida and

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, all the various educational institutions are taking best efforts to offer continued education to students across the nation and have already adopted online initiatives for the same. While this is a smart, logical decision in consideration to the health of all students and concerned faculty. During this time of pandemic and uncertainty, parents all across the country are in distress for various reasons. Companies have deferred salaries and many people have lost their jobs. Colleges and other Educational Institutions must understand the current scenario and be a bit rational with their judgement. Thus, we are seeking a revised semester fee for the upcoming quarter:

As per the current situation and based on patterns observed in other affected countries, the lockdown (full or partial) has extended well beyond the expected 14th April 2020 mark. Colleges and Schools in the country shut down from much before the national lockdown of 24th March 2020 and are likely to stay closed at least till 31st July 2020. But they have levied full tuition fee on parents for this period.

Despite the "high-quality method of instruction" that all the schools are striving to set up, the student body will no longer have access to resources (including but not limited to: labs, facilities, valuable face to face guidance and advising from faculty) to meet standards of regular institutional learning. We believe that these are essential factors of learning experience. Moreover, a widespread uncertainty is also valid regarding the IET program of the B.Sc. 3rd Sem. students. All the students of the institute are still left somewhat in the dark about their prescheduled IGNOU examination and the Term End Examination that were to take place.

We believe that these are valuable hundreds of hours we are missing out on being at the college physically, though we do understand that it is a critical time to uphold social-distancing and self-quarantine to ensure safety of both vulnerable and general populations. It is entirely impossible for the students to receive the fullness of the educational experience we are paying for.

Many parents are going through great financial suffering due to lockdown as many businesses/jobs have been impinged throughout the state. Even our Prime Minister has requested every citizen to do their part in these tough times and support the community. One such initiative requested by the PM is: business owners/individuals to not deduct any salary of the employee/housekeeping staff.

We believe that our college(IHMCT&AN - Kolkata) can also support the community by providing a revised semester fee that would indeed greatly assist in alleviating the financial stress and uncertainty of the situation. Therefore, we respectfully implore the administration to rightfully grant us revised semester fee for upcoming months , in fact for the whole semester.

We'd really appreciate an effort taken by the National Council For Hotel Management And Catering Technology(An Autonomous Body Under Ministry Of Tourism, Govt. Of India) and IHMCT&AN, Kolkata to place foward the semester fees at a subsidised pricing for the commonwealth of the students.

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