International students who want to enroll in Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) are set to become costlier as the varsity has expanded the expense for all its courses from 6 to 54% for the forthcoming academic session.
Urza, the president of AMU’s International Students Union said the increase is unfair and none of us can afford it. Many of us have not been able to return to our homes during the COVID-19 epidemic. And in such a situation, the administration’s move to increase the fee is unfair. We come here just because the fee structure is adequate. AMU should rethink.
According to the new increase of the fee regime, the application fee for foreign students has been expanded from $ 70 to $ 100, while the admission fee has been increased from 6 to 54% depending on the syllabus.
The BTech course fee has been increased from $ 2600 to $ 4000 per year. For BA (Hons) it has been increased from $ 925 to $ 1200, plus an additional $ 500 which will be charged for two consecutive years. As per the Aligarh Muslim University’s exam controller Mujib Ullah Zubari, foreign duty hikes have been made after more than a decade.
He further added that it is still less than the fees charged by Jamia Millia University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The NRI students were paying, so the decision was seized to ‘rationalize’ the fee arrangement. Meanwhile, the articulation given by international students regarding the fee structure is under consideration and the administration will take note of it.
The move is probably going to affect understudy originating from war-torn nations like Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq who are already facing the enormity of financial breakdown.