Good news for the postgraduate degree students! The Calcutta University has suspended fees for students for the academic year 2021-22. University took the financial constraints families into account the financial who have been facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The institution, in a report, also stated that final-year students do not have to pay their outstanding dues to collect mark sheets.
“This is for the information of all concerned that in view of the present pandemic situation, the university has waived off all fees like Admission fees, Tuition fees, and Examination fees of the postgraduate degree students for the academic year 2021-2022 for different semesters. It is not required for the students to pay fees for collecting the Mark sheets/Grade Sheets of different semester examinations,” said the notification undersigned by acting registrar Debasis Das.
Speaking with the PTI, the vice-chancellor of the 164-year-old varsity, Sonali Chakraborty Bandyopadhyay, stated the decision was taken in the interest of students.
“We want to be on their side. We wish to ensure their studies are not affected in any way due to the pandemic,” she declared.
Asking about other undergraduate programs, the vice-chancellor said affiliated colleges are governed by their individual governing bodies and the university is capable of taking any such decision for them.
“Only two undergraduate courses — B. Tech and Home Science — are directly run by the CU on its campus. Students who have enrolled for these courses would also get the fee waiver benefit,” she pointed out.
“Over the past one-and-half years, many families have faced financial setbacks. This decision will be of some help to them,” the CPI(M) students’ wing added in its statement.