JNU Hikes Fees for Entrance Examination by 27 Percent

A first time in 13 years 

Aspirants to New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University will now have to shell out more money to appear for the institute’s entrance examination. The entrance exam fees has been increased by 27 per cent from the upcoming academic session. Noteworthy here that this hike has happened for the first time in 13 years.

According to officials of the varsity’s admission department, a decision in this regard was taken at a recent meeting of the Academic Council followed by the Executive Council. However, candidates of reserved categories including Schedules Castes, Scheduled Tribes, physically differently-abled and Below Poverty Line candidates have been exempted from the fee hike.

“The fees for the entrance examinations have been increased after 13 years. Prior to this, the fees structure was revised in 2003,” an official told PTI. “The General Category, Other Backward Classes students and applicants from abroad will also have to pay according to the new fees structure,” he added.

JNU Hikes Fees for Entrance Examination

New Fees Details

1. Earlier, the application fees for BA programme was Rs. 420 and for choosing one and additional programmes was Rs. 630 and 800 respectively. Now, the same has been hiked upto Rs. 530, Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,000.

2. Similarly, the fees for MPhil, MTech, MSc, MCA, MA and PhD programmes, which were Rs. 300, have now been increased to Rs. 400.

3. For additional disciplines, the candidates will have to pay Rs 575 and Rs 750 respectively.

And mind it, the move is not just not getting frowns from JNU aspirants, but elsewhere as well. Yes, soon, if you want to study at a top-ranked university in India, you will need to pay a lot more than you do now – never mind if it is a ‘public university’ or a private one. A new UGC plan is coming up.

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