Students’ unions decry collection of online registration fee for admission

TMB Report

IMPHAL: The students’ unions of DMC Arts, GP Women’s College, DM College of Sciences and DM College of Arts have decried the collection of online registration fee for applying admission for upcoming academic session of 2020-21 for different undergoing undergraduate courses by the Dhanamanjuri University terming it as unreasonable

A joint statement in this regard was issued by general secretary of DM College of Sciences Students Union S. Chinglemba, magazine secretary of Students Union of Arts H. Momocha Singh, general secretary of GP Women’s College Kh. Anjali and Games and Sports secretary of DM College of Science K. Radhakanta on Wednesday.

The joint statement the planned collection of Rs 100 as online registration fee on application of admission for the upcoming academic session for 2020-21 for different undergraduate courses by the university is not reasonable.

Students have been facing a variety of problems including the minimization of opportunity for pursuing studies in institutions outside the state as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, an unprecedented numbers of students are rushing to gain admission at different colleges and universities in the state. The difficult situation has prompted authorities to make significant increase in the intake capacity of local institutions. After evaluating the circumstances, the Manipur University decided to waiver online registration fees in the interest of all the students, the statement said.

The students’ unions while approving the decision taken by MU stated that now it will be beyond the interest of the students for another university in the state, namely the DM University, to collect registration fees from fresh applicants. The practice adopted by the DM University is ruled by a motive of doing business, it argued.

While expressing a common condemnation to the proposal for online registration fees, the students’ unions of the four colleges namely the DM College of Arts, DM College of Sciences, DM College of Commerce and GP Women’s College have appealed to the authorities of DM University and Education (U) department to withdraw the steps at the earliest.

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