Joint students' unions oppose charging of online registration fees

"COVID-19 pandemic has vastly impacted especially to economically backward people and charging money even in online registration clearly depicted the business motive of authority concerned.."

The students' unions of the colleges affiliated Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) have strongly opposed charging of fees for online registration in applying admission in various undergraduate courses.

A joint release issued by students' unions of DM College of Arts, DM College of Commerce, DM College of Science and GP Women's College on Wednesday said that the university had published a notification for admission of various undergraduate courses in all the colleges affiliated under DMU, and it had mentioned about charging online registration fees of Rs.100.

The idea of charging even in online registration during the pandemic is unreasonable, added the release while appealing not to take any charges in the process of applying for UG courses.

It also said that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has vastly impacted especially to economically backward people and charging money even in online registration clearly depicted the business motive of authority concerned.

The release further stated that the global pandemic has badly affected the education sectors. To cope up with the situation, Manipur University is planning to increase the intake of postgraduate courses that are opened in the varsity. The decision was taken considering the COVID-19 issue and there is less possibility of taking admission from outside the state, and the university is allowing online registrations at free of cost, it added.

The joint students' unions stated in the release that they are expecting from the authority concerned to take decisions like MU by withdrawing charges for online registration.

First Published:Aug. 5, 2020, 11:33 p.m.