Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a well-known university of India has finally decided to hike the fees for its entrance examination. The university had not increased its fees for the last 13 years and now it is all set to raise the fees by 27 percent. The students who are preparing for the entrance examination of the university have to expend a bit more for appearing the examination this time.
This decision of price hike was made in a meeting held by the Academic Council and was later on approved by the Executive Council at the university. The fees structure has been revised only for the students of General category, OBC and for the applicants from abroad. However, it will remain the same for the students of reserved categories including SC/ST, physically-disabled and Bellow Poverty Line. Prior to this, the fees structure was revised in the year of 2003.
JNU is counted as one of the eminent universities in India and is well known for its results and a strong alumni network all across the globe. Every year thousands of students appear for its entrance examination with a dream to get an admission in the courses of their choice. Earlier the application fee for BA program was Rs420, and for choosing one and additional program were Rs630 and Rs800 respectively. Now the fees for the same have been raised up to Rs530, Rs800 and Rs1000 respectively.
Similarly, the fees for the postgraduate programs like M Phil, M Tech and MCA has been increased from Rs300 to Rs400. The same is the case for the Ph.D. programs. For the additional disciplines, the students have to pay Rs 575 and Rs 750 respectively. The registration for JNU will start from the month of February and will continue till March and the exam will schedule in the month of May every year.