Students protest ‘300%’ hike in fee

Students protest ‘300%’ hike in fee

By Ishfaq Reshi

SRINAGAR: Scores of students from Kashmir University and its affiliated colleges protested on Wednesday against the hike in examination fee.
Holding placards, the students staged the protest outside the varsity’s Examination Block. They were raising slogans against the authorities and the order as per which the examination fee has been, according to the students, hiked by about 300 per cent.
“Education has been commercialised by the University,” the students who spokes with Kashmir Reader said.
A student from Degree College Bemina said that the hike was unaffordable.
“The university and the colleges are playing with our career,” he said.
Mohammad Saleem Dar, an undergraduate student, said the varsity has raised the fee from Rs 1,150 per student to Rs 3,375.
“They aim to destroy our career by going to hike when our exams are just round the corner,” a 2nd year undergraduate student Umer Wani added.

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