As the new session of Delhi University starts, many colleges have hiked course fee from ₹2,000-₹8,000 to cope with their 'insufficient funds', reports Hindustan Times.
The fee for most courses at Gargi College has been increased by ₹2,500-₹3,000, with BA (Hons) Business Economics going from ₹26,875 last year to ₹41,220 in 2019.
Talking about the same, the principal of Gargi college Promila Kumar said:
The University has approved BA (Hons) in Business Economics as a self-finance course. We have to generate our own funds to pay salary to teachers besides other expenses. We are not getting any grant from the university for the course.
Similarly, other institutions like Hindu College, Delhi College for Arts and Commerce, Aryabhatta College, Bhaskaracharya College for Applied Sciences, Deshbandhu College, Indraprastha College for Women, Miranda House, Motilal Nehru College and Ramjas College have increased the fee from ₹1500 and ₹3500.
Some colleges have also cited 'routine revision' as the reason behind the hike. Keeping that in mind, Miranda House did not do it because it increased the fee last year.
h/t: Hindustan Times