GUWAHATI: The students studying in GuwahatiCommerce College has protested the decision of the college authority of hiking examination and centre fees.
Sources from the college said that the college authority has set Rs 1, 150 for the students studying in B.Com second semester and Rs 1, 350 for fourth-semester students of B.Com.
The students have claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic has hit many of their family which led to a financial crunch.
"This sum, plus the examination registration fee of Rs 800 – total Rs 2150 – is a huge sum for us to pay. We will be virtually appearing for the exams, what's the point to charge the Centre Fees," said a student of the college.
In a memorandum the College's Students Union has also urged the college authority to reduce the fees.
The Authority said, "The College is facing a financial crisis. Besides other expenses, it needs to pay about Rs 4-lakhs per month towards the payment of salary to Guest Faculties & temporary office staffs."
The Authority further urged the students to look into the Financial Crisis. However, the students have been asked to submit applications for any refund.
After many months, educational institutions will reopen from Monday for the final-year classes - Class XII, TDC final year and post-graduation final year. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the educational system and student-teacher classroom learning. Considering the importance of continuons education and following improvement in the COVID situation in the State, the Assam Government has decided to start physical re-opening of Senior Secondary Schools (i.e Class XII), final year classes/semesters in degree collèges and final year PG classes/semesters in universities, and physical classes in technical institutions.