Kolkata: Visva Bharati University has decided to decrease the hiked tuition fees by 50 percent. The decision was taken to settle the student’s unrest. The University had been experiencing unrest for long as the students were on an indefinite agitation to protest the hike. As per sources, the University faced the students' ire after it decided to hike fees in June, this year. The students' unions called indefinite shut down in phases to protest the move.
Amitabha Chowdhury, University spokesperson, has said that have decided to cut down the students' fees by 50 percent, after discussing it with the students' representatives. He also mentioned that the admission fees will also be reduced for the internal students (who are already studying in the university). However, the external students will have to pay their fees on the basis of newly implemented rate. Further, he added that the students have also expressed their satisfaction over the authorities' decision and they are expecting that normalcy will be restored soon.
Anupam Hazra, student leader, has termed it a “victory for the students. He also mentioned that the authorities have assured to reconsider the tuition fees for the external students during next month. Furthermore, he added that if the authorities do not think for the external students, then they would launch a greater movement.