JNU hikes fees for entrance examinations by 27%

According to officials of the varsity's admission department, the decision was taken at a recent meeting of the Academic Council followed by the Executive Council.

JNU hikes fees for entrance examinations by 27%

Giving a blow to the aspirants of Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, the university authority has decided to hike its entrance examination fees by 27 percent from the upcoming academic session.

According to officials of the varsity's admission department, the decision- which will be a blow to the JNU aspirants- was taken at a recent meeting of the Academic Council followed by the Executive Council.


However, the hike will not be applicable to candidates of reserved categories including Schedules Castes, Scheduled Tribes, physically differently-abled and Below Poverty Line candidates.

"The fees for the entrance examinations have been increased after 13 years. Prior to this, the fees structure was revised in 2003," an official said.

"The General Category, Other Backward Classes students and applicants from abroad will also have to pay according to the new fees structure," he added.

Earlier, the application fees for BA programme was Rs. 420 and for choosing one and additional programmes was Rs. 630 and 800 respectively. Now, it has been hiked to Rs. 530, Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,000.

Similarly, the fees for MPhil, MTech, MSc, MCA, MA and PhD programmes, which were Rs. 300, have now increased to Rs. 400. For additional disciplines, the candidates will have to pay Rs. 575 and Rs. 750 respectively.