In a major sigh of relief for the parents, Maharashtra has announced to waiver off the fees charged for the facilities like gymkhana, computers, magazines, sports, cultural events, and medical for the duration of the pandemic.
State Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant informed about the new relief through a tweet.
It has been decided that expenditure on gymkhana, various activities, college magazines, computers, sports funds, medical aid funds and youth festivals in the aided colleges and universities will not be charged.
He also informed that the State Government has decided to waiver off the entire fee of undergraduate/postgraduate courses of those students who lost their parents in COVID-19.
The decision is a big relief for parents who have been facing difficulties in COVID time to pay full fees.
“These are fee sections for services offered by colleges, but cannot be used by students amid the pandemic. Students will not be charged for them. In case of laboratory and library, because e-content has to be developed and they have to be maintained, 50 per cent of the regular fee will be charged. In case of hostel facilities, if they are not being used by students, they should not be charged for them,” Samant said.
This will be applicable for all universities and government-aided colleges. For private, unaided colleges, the tuition fee and development fee will continue; for other charges, the same procedure has to be followed.