You are here: Home » Opinion » Letters
Business Standard

Letter to BS: JNU hostel fee should be hiked in a way that it doesn't pinch

The monthly Rs20 fee for a hostel room is something that really needed to be changed -- by how much is something that could have been discussed with the stakeholders

Topics
Letters to BS | JNU Protest | JNU students

Business Standard 

student protest

This refers to JNU students’ protest over fee hike. There is no doubt that there has been a significant hike in both the hostel room fee and one-time mess fee but we also need to ponder how long will the state exchequer keep funding JNU students’ subsidised education. The monthly Rs 20 fee for a hostel room is something that really needed to be changed -- by how much is something that could have been discussed with the stakeholders. There should be a hike that should not pinch too much as students from all sections of the society come to study there. While the authorities need to revisit the proposed fee hike, students also need to introspect why there should not be a basic hike in their fees when they are being part of one of the most sought after universities in the country. There has to be some rationality in this entire issue.

TO READ THE FULL STORY, SUBSCRIBE NOW NOW AT JUST RS 249 A MONTH.

SUBSCRIBE TO INSIGHTS

What you get on Business Standard Premium?

  • icon Unlock 30+ premium stories daily hand-picked by our editors, across devices on browser and app.
  • icon Full access to our intuitive epaper - clip, save, share articles from any device; newspaper archives from 2006.
  • icon Curated newsletters on markets, personal finance, policy & politics, start-ups, technology, and more.
  • icon Pick your 5 favourite companies, get a daily email with all news updates on them.
  • icon 26 years of website archives.
  • icon Preferential invites to Business Standard events.

OR

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, November 12 2019. 22:10 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.