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PU may charge more for new admissions
The committee’s recommendation awaits its fate at the impending Senate meeting, which is slated to be held at the PU on Sunday.

PU may charge more for new admissions

Fee for old students to remain ‘unchanged’25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Blowing hot and cold over the probable fee hike in the coming academic session (2019-20), the authorities at Panjab University have been oscillating between extremes since March to have finally inched towards the golden mean now.

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Amarjot Kaur
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 24

Blowing hot and cold over the probable fee hike in the coming academic session (2019-20), the authorities at Panjab University have been oscillating between extremes since March to have finally inched towards the golden mean now. During its first meeting today, a panel, headed by Professor Ashok Goyal, and formed on the recommendation of Syndicate members barely 13 days ago, expounded the possibility of fee rationalisation. “The committee has resolved that there will be no change in the fee structure of the existing students. However, a 7.5 per cent fee hike is likely on the cards for new admissions in all self-financed and traditional courses at the varsity. A maximum admission fee limit of Rs 7,500 has been set for self-financed and Rs 500 for traditional courses,” a source from the committee said, demanding anonymity.

The committee’s recommendation awaits its fate at the impending Senate meeting, which is slated to be held at the PU on Sunday. 

Reportedly, in March this year, a committee constituted by the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Raj Kumar, had recommended a 10 per cent fee hike for those seeking admission in the several courses offered by the university. An increase of 5 per cent was proposed for students who are already enrolled in a particular course. There were only four departments that were an exception to this recommendation, including UIET, Dr SSB UICET, UBS and UIPS.

The committee suggested a 70 per cent increase for BPharma course at UIPS and 10 per cent to 20 per cent fee hike in the BE, ME and MSc courses, along with a 20 per cent raise in BE, ME and MTech course tuition fee of Dr SSB UICET. Besides, the UBS had also recommended a hike of Rs 10,000 in all its courses. When the committee’s recommendations were tabled at the previous Syndicate meeting, the members had resolved to form a committee to take a call on the rationalisation of fee structure. 

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Sector 25, Maloya went with Cong

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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CHANDIGARH: The Education Department organised a two-day exhibition-cum-sale of designer items prepared by Class XII students of Fashion Designing and Textile Designing of various government schools.

Art & Culture

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a melodic Bengali music event, ‘Rabindro-Nazrul’, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam at Tagore Theatre here today.

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Delivering a lecture on ‘Universality of Guru Nanak’s Philosophy’ on Thursday, Global Thinker awardee Dr Swaraj Singh propounded “oneness” as central theme of Guru Nanak’s philosophy at the Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University.

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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CHANDIGARH: On the fifth day of the seven-day national workshop on ‘Qualitative research methods in social sciences’, Prof Narender Kumar from the JNU, New Delhi, gave a discourse on exclusion, equity and social justice.

PU engg graduates to get degrees

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on Myntra, an online store, for charging extra GST of Rs 167.88 on the MRP (inclusive of all taxes).

PPSC secretary summoned

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday summoned the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Secretary on a petition seeking quashing of a list whereby candidates for PCS (Executive Branch) were shortlisted for physical test and interview allegedly in violation of terms and conditions of the advertisement.

BMW Hit-&-run

Co-accused withdraws bail plea

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The co-accused in the Akansh Sen murder case withdrew his bail application today.

Five of family injured in cylinder blast in Pinjore

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: Five members of a family in Madanwala in Pinjore suffered burn injuries after the LPG cylinder in their kitchen caught fire on Friday morning.

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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Man guilty of sexually harassing minor

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Additional District and Session Judge held a 35-year-old man guilty of sexually harassing a 16-year-old girl by showing her pornographic content and committing wrong things with her.

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25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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Rakhi scores five in GMSSS-18 title win

Rakhi scores five in GMSSS-18 title win

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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Manan’s 150 puts city in commanding position

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manan Vohra came up with a brilliant 150-run innings to take Chandigarh to a comfortable position against Kapurthala in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for Katoch Shield at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Pratyaksh, Jivitesh claim joint lead

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

Chandigarh: Local lad Pratyaksh Goel and Jivitesh Singh Sethi of Uttarakhand claimed a joint lead on the day-two of the ongoing Chandigarh Open Fide Rating Chess Championship, here today.

District swimming trials on May 27

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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IN BRIEF

Rs 80,000 stolen from gurdwara

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

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Kher once more

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

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24 May 2019 | 10:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:BJP candidate Kirron Kher’s victory over former Union Minister and Congress nominee Pawan Kumar Bansal from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat is being considered more of a victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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24 May 2019 | 7:11 AM

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24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

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Residents count on TV for on poll trends

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24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

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BMW HIT-&-RUN

Another case slapped against main accused

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:On the directions of the court, the police have registered another case against Balraj Singh Randhawa, the prime accused in the Akansh Sen murder case.

Medicine mistaken for opium at counting centre

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

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Man takes poison by mistake, dies

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

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Three held for beating up neighbours

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

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‘Kamalam’ bursts into celebrations

‘Kamalam’ bursts into celebrations

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:As MP Kirron Kher started getting a major lead during the counting of votes, the city BJP office, Kamalam, went into the celebration mode in the afternoon.

40 pc rise in NOTA votes

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:This Lok Sabha poll result shows that 4,335 votes were cast for NOTA (none of the above) in the city.

Dhawan’s house wears deserted look

Dhawan’s house wears deserted look

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

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