SPPU calls for fee waiver report for students who lost parents in pandemic

Students and student organizations repeatedly complained about the issue, after which the SPPU demanded a report until July 31

The administrative department of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has requested all colleges affiliated to the university to submit a report regarding the waiver of tuition fees for students who have lost their parents during the Covid-pandemic. 10. Students and student organizations repeatedly complained about the issue, after which the SPPU demanded a report until July 31.

According to information shared by the SPPU, many students have lost one or both parents in the last two years of the pandemic, which has had a negative impact on their financial situation. Yet, several students and student organizations have complained because the tuition fees of many of these students have not been waived by their respective colleges.

Earlier, the university released a list of students who lost parents to Covid-19 based on which, their fees were waived by the university. However, fees are still charged to many of these students and they have not benefited from the waiver of their respective colleges. “I am in my final year of a business degree and in 2020 my father died during the first wave of Covid. Since then, we have had financial difficulties. This year the college is charging fees again while the university has waived our entire fees,” said Mangesh Bhujbal, a student.

“The state government and even the university are playing with the lives of thousands of students who have lost their parents to Covid. According to state government records, only 1,051 students lost their parents and applied for a fee waiver. But there are thousands of students across the state who need to benefit from the waiver of fees as they cannot afford the fees,” said Kuldeep Ambekar, Student and President of the Students Helping Hand organization.

Close story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Several other candidates, coming from outside, encountered difficulties in reaching this examination center due to poorly parked trucks.  (PHOTO FILE FOR REPRESENTATION)

    JEE candidates find it difficult to get to the exam center due to traffic jams on Faizabad Road

    Several candidates, who appeared for Joint Entrance Examination Session 2 at Shri Ramswaroop Examination Center on Faizabad Road, faced major inconvenience in reaching the center due to rows of trucks parked on the road main, which caused a traffic jam. The mother of a student, Priti Saxena, Vakul Vimug, was stuck in this traffic jam on Friday. Priti and her son had come from Kolkata for the JEE exam.

  • District Election Officers/Election Registration Officers (EROs) have been instructed to make sufficient Form 6B available for offline submission.  (HT file)

    EC wants to link voter ID cards to Aadhaar from August 1

    The Election Commission of India will launch a campaign to link voter ID cards with Aadhaar cards from August 1. In accordance with Rule 23 of the Representation of the People Act 1950, the Aadhaar number by voters will be given as Form-6B notified by Sub-Rule 26B of the Voter Registration Rules, 1980. Form-6B will be available in line on nvsp.in.

  • Real estate industry experts say that if a SEZ is denotified, the piece of land will inevitably become agricultural in nature.  (HT file/representative image)

    Haryana cabinet suspends controversial amendment to convert SEZs to Cyber ​​City

    The Haryana Cabinet on Friday shelved the controversial proposal to change the licensing policy for the development of Cyber ​​City and Cyber ​​Parks, allowing for the conversion of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Cyber ​​City. In light of this, the timing of the state cabinet memorandum had raised questions. There are 22 notified SEZs in Haryana, many of them in Gurugram, and only seven are operational.

  • A group of FTII students staged a silent protest outside on Friday.  (PHOTOS EXCLUDING)

    FTII students protest inequality in reserved quota admissions process

    A group of students from the Film and Television Institute of India Students Association staged a silent protest in front of the FTII holding placards against the inequality in the admission process for quota reservation students . Asked about the discrepancy, the administration sent a message to students which read: “Many candidates have failed their cut-off percentages, namely 45% for and general for SC and ST and gen PwD, and 50% for general.”

  • For representation only (HT File Photo)

    Management of faecal sludge and wastewater: “Challenge in the UP one of governance and administration”

    The Director General of the Center for Science and Environment, Sunita Narain, said Uttar Pradesh has been steadily laying the foundations for faecal and sludge management infrastructure in cities. Large investments are underway in the construction of processing plants, she said. The challenge of urban sanitation in the UP as well as in other states is not one of technology or infrastructure, but one of governance and administration. The focus should be on streamlining operations, she said.

Comments are closed.