Bangalore University has hiked the fees for the post graduate courses from the academic year 2013-14. The fee hike for science courses is up by 300 percent.
A general-merit MA student pursuing English, History or Hindi had to pay Rs 2,150 last year, but now will have to pay Rs 5,050 this year. Fees for subjects like Kannada, Dance and Drama have shot up to Rs 6,650.
Course fees at the affiliated colleges have always been higher than that offered by the university. But now, after the revision, the difference has multiplied. For instance, before the revision, affiliated colleges charged Rs 13,555 for the M Sc Chemistry course but now fees have gone up to Rs 15,900, whereas at the university it is Rs 7,050. That means, students studying in an affiliated college have to shell out more than double the amount than what their counterparts on the main campus are paying.
A post-graduate degree in social work earlier cost Rs 16,155 in affiliated colleges. After the revision in fee structure, now it would cost Rs 19,400. Fees for apparel technology have gone up from Rs 23,000 to Rs 28,900 and for biotechnology, the fee has gone up from Rs 33,880 to Rs 39,900. A PG course in psychological counselling has shot up by around Rs 8,000 to Rs 39,900. For payment seats, the fee has increased from Rs 25,000 earlier to Rs 50,000/- now. The costliest course is speech and hearing at Rs 89,700.
The University has restructured the fees for students under Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes (SC/ST/OBC) category as well as for students under general category, which was differential until 2012.