Reduce the unreasonable college fees in the wake of COVID 19

Reduce the unreasonable college fees in the wake of COVID 19

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These are unsettling times. Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the academic year 2020-21 is being conducted in an online format. While this is a smart, logical decision in consideration of the health of all students and faculty, this mode of online education is not what we pay for. On behalf of the students of all the branches and years from Government College of Engineering, Karad we are united against the exorbitantly high amount of fees asked by the college keeping in mind the current situation. This request is only and only because of the global pandemic and only for the academic year 2020-21. The students have listed down some valid reasons why the fees should be reduced.

1. Due to the pandemic, many people have lost their jobs and suffered salary deductions. Our parents, guardians are currently struggling their best to sustain our tuition fees. Given this economic crisis, we urge the college to waive some fees.

2. Currently, in this situation, the college is closed and the students don’t have any access to the laboratories and the facilities provided by the college, so it is morally unethical to charge fees like Development fees, Gymkhana fees, Laboratory fees, Internet fees, Library fees.

3. According to the AICTE advisory F.No.: 1 – 104/AICTE/PGRC/2020 dated 03-09-2020 it is listed that all institutions are strictly advised to charge the fees commensurate with the facilities that they are providing during the pandemic and not charge fees for those portions which are not accessible to the students during the current academic year.

4. In addition to these rational reasons, the college Board of Management has been empowered to deal with financial matters, such as fees, different funds, revenues, financial audit, budget, expenditure, etc. vide Govt. Resolution No. WBP2004/(341/04)/(1)/TE­6, dated 31st March 2004, the authorities have only split the fees into 2 installments given a deadline of 7th-11th September 2020 to pay the first one. The authorities aren’t even responding to a large number of emails from the student’s side and left them in jeopardy.

The students realize the fact that the college is taking efforts to continue the teaching-learning process and hasn’t let it hamper even under such adverse situation, and the students are ready to pay the tuition fees, and the whole reason behind this petition is that we are modestly requesting the college authorities that the college should not charge such an unreasonable amount of fees from the students and it would be a great support if the government authorities look into the matter.

Thank you!

 

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