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Indore: Up to 7% hike likely in DAVV course fee

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Indore: A fee regulatory committee of the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya has recommended up to seven percent hike in fees of courses offered by the university teaching departments.

“We have recommended for a very nominal hike in fee structures,” said Anil Kumar, chairman of the fee regulator committee. The recommendations will now be kept before finance committee for its nod. After finance committee’s nod, the executive council will approve the hike and new fee structures will come into force from session 2017-18. The new fee structures would be applicable on the newly admitted students of 2017-18 batch.

Last year, the DAVV had made a hike in fees up to 60 per cent which led to protests by student unions. When Narendra Dhakad became vice chancellor he got exorbitant hike in fee structures revised and the final hike was about 10 per cent only. The executive council held in June had also passed a resolution that fees of courses offered by the DAVV should not be hiked more than 10 per cent. The recommendations of hike in fees for session 2017-18 have been kept well within the resolution provisions.