The Executive Council of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) has accepted recommendations of the Resource Mobilisation Committee (RMC) and now with it University is going to hike its fee by about 35 percent.

The RMC had suggested fee hike based on the fee structure at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and other universities in the neighbouring states.

Amidst the student protest, the HPU had not revised the fee for past several years, which had put financial burden on the University.

However, the student’s bodies are adamant to oppose the Executive Council decision and now major confrontations are likely to disturb the educational environment of the University.

In other decision of Executive Council has approved the long-pending demand of strengthening the pension corpus fund.

The EC did not take any decision regarding students’ elections and decided to call a meeting of all principals to get feedback before making a final decision.


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Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last 15 years.