Staying in delhi is set to become costlier for students. As Delhi University is planning to hike the fee at all the hostels.
DS Kothari hostel of Delhi university has decided to hike the hostel fee. According to an estimate, students staying in the hostel will now have to pay Rs.2400 per month (earlier was Rs1200 per month )
The kothari hostel is one of the premiere hostels of DU that has 38 double seated rooms and 19 single seated rooms to accommodate postgraduate students and research scholars.
Management committee of Kothari hostel passed on the statement that “The committee has decided that an additional amount of Rs 1200 be charged from each resident in order to meet the deficit under the other contract services”. Another statement was passed on by a senior university official that other hostels in university are also planning to hike the fees.”We have started from one hostel, to check the response. Soon all the hostels will increase the minimum rent” the official said.
“According to the news guidelines, we have to pay to minimum wage to the security in which students are also partially involved to generate money. Because the university is not granting fund so the hostel can’t bear to manage. So to meet the resources the students also need to contribute” said S.C.Rai, provost, DS Kothari hostel.
A new notification has been released says, the hostel has also restricted the entry timing for the girl students as compared to boys. According to the notification, the visiting hours for male residents is 8 A.M. to 8 P. M. while for the female it is 8.am to 7 p.m. There are about 7 female hostels that are maintained by DU for PG and research students.
As hiking the fees was the only mode followed by university hostels to self finance. The students union of DU has enraged against the hostel committee over the fee hike.
By – Jyoti Munjal ( Miranda House )
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