UGC in continuation of its earlier Guidelines, regarding Examinations and Academic Calendar in view of the COVID-19 Pandemic, has now written to all the Colleges / Universities to grant relaxation in payment of fees.
The Higher Education Regulator, which has set up a Portal, to address the grievances/concerns of the students arising out of the COVID-19 Pandemic situation has received grievances from the students and parents stating that universities and colleges are insisting upon immediate payment of annual/semester tuition fee, examination fee, etc. Students / Parents have also represented that due to the financial hardship being faced due to the lockdown, they are not in a position to make payment of fee.
Considering the grievance of the student and in view of the prevailing extraordinary difficult circumstances, UGC has requested the universities and colleges to consider the matter regarding payment of annual/semester fee, tuition fee, examination fee, etc. sympathetically and if feasible, may consider offering alternative payment options to students till the situation returns to normal.
UGC has also advised the universities and colleges to consider individual requests from students, received if any, concerning payment of fee, in a considerate manner, keeping in view the present COVID-I9 Pandemic.
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