Uttarakhand: There will be a change in the fees of more than one lakh students in higher education, this is the government’s plan

The fees of students in higher education in the state will be revised. The government has prepared a plan for this. Development fees will be charged from the students by eliminating small items in the fees.

With this fee, other works including repair will be done in the colleges. This is what Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Minister of State for Higher Education has said. He said this as the Chief Guest at the concluding function of the two-day seminar on New Education Policy and Quality Upgradation in Higher Education at Doon University.

The Minister of State for Higher Education said that a three-member committee will be set up to amend the fees on behalf of the government. This committee will submit its report to the government within 15 days, based on which the fees will be revised. He informed that at present, college and university fees are being charged by the students in 37 items.

Universities also charge fees for experimental examinations, results, electricity charges, etc. But now it will be seen whether the facility in which students are being charged from students is also available in universities. If the facility is not available then that fee will be removed.

Minister of State for Higher Education informed that instructions have been given to the officials to constitute the committee. On the other hand, Principal Secretary Shiksha Anand Bardhan directed that if the college and university have any success story, then share it in nearby colleges as well.

There will be a change in the fees of more than one lakh students
There are 104 government colleges, 17 aided colleges, and 11 universities in higher education. The fee revision will change the fees of more than one lakh students. Some new items can be added by eliminating some items as fees.

Chief Minister will be the chairman in the state higher education commission
Minister of State for Higher Education, Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat said that in the State Higher Education Commission to be formed under the new education policy, the Chief Minister will be its Chairman and the Education Minister will be the Deputy Chairman. The 21-member commission will have 50 percent of academics and equally good people in other fields of education. The same UGC will be abolished. In the seminar held at Doon University, he said that a lot of discussions has been done about the new education policy, many rounds of meetings have been held.

Union Human Resource Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has also met twice. He hopes a new education policy will come by December 2019. It is being decided that the Chief Minister of those states will be its chairman in the State Education Commission to be formed in all the states. 51 people will join this commission at the center. There will be meetings of the commission every three months.

Fees are being charged from students in the state in some such items for years, even in colleges, the facilities are not available to the students. We are going to end these items.
– Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Minister of State for Higher Education

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