KU’s nursing students demand fee concession

KU’s nursing students demand fee concession
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ARIF RASHID

Srinagar: The BSc Nursing students of Kashmir University’s South campus on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration here demanding concession of their yearly fee.
The students assembled here chanting the slogans against university authorities for not fulfilling their demand.
The protesting students said that the course is being taught at different colleges of the valley with less yearly fee. “Our fee is very high as compared to other nursing colleges of Kashmir valley,” Gousia Rashid Bhat, one of the BSs nursing students from KU’s south campus said.
The protesting students said that they paid Rs 77,800 to Kashmir University as fee for one year and other nursing colleges of the valley offer maximum Rs 38,000 per year for the same course.
“When we got admission in the university the authorities at that time gave us assurance that they will concession our fee and will refund some amount to us. 15 months have passed we are yet to receive any amount back,” they said.
They said that they belong to poor families and could not pay this much of amount every year. “The authorities need to think about the suffering of the students who are coming from the poor families,” said Sameer Ahmad Bhat, a protesting student.
He said that they approached the south campus director for concession of fee. “He (director) assured us that some amount will be refunded but nothing has been so far,” Bhat said.
The protesters requested the Governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter.