JNU engineering students write to VC, demand accountability for fees paid by them

Jawaharlal Nehru University engineering students have written to their vice-chancellor demanding “accountability and transparency” for the fees they were paying towards various facilities.

The letter stated that the students have been facing problems since the day of their admission.

They have now found support from the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU).

How much money was paid for college facilities?

For the last two months, students have been allegedly paying from their own pockets at the Damodar Mess.

This is inspite of the following amounts paid in advance:

  • Mess advance: Rs 10,000
  • Security deposit: Rs 5000
  • Establishment charges: Rs 5000
  • License fee: Rs 6000
  • Electricity, water, service charge: Rs 26,000 per semester (excluding tuition fee, which is paid separately)

Moreover, students were unable to use the mess facility until they kept raising the issue for two months with the help of the JNUSU.

“However, the students have already paid Rs 5,000 as security deposit, the letter added.

JNU with no water for five days

On October 30, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) had also alleged that no water supply has been given to the varsity for the last five days and the administration has not acted on their complaints.

However, according to a varsity official, there is no water crisis and the varsity is getting regular water supply.

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