College students stated that IIMC administration has turned a “blind eye” to their points. (File)
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication college students on Tuesday protested towards the “unaffordable” charge construction, claiming that the administration has turned a “blind eye” to their points.
The scholars stated their protest was towards the excessive tuition charge and “unruly” hostel and mess fees, contemplating IIMC is a publicly funded institute.
Astha Savyasachi, a scholar of English Journalism at IIMC, stated Rs 1,68,500 for a ten-month course along with hostel and mess fees is unaffordable for poor and middle-class college students.
She stated college students have to depart the course after the primary semester due to the excessive charge construction.
The charge for a course in Radio & TV Journalism is Rs 1,68,500, for Promoting and PR it’s Rs 1,31,500, for Hindi Journalism it’s Rs 95,500, Rs 95,500 for English Journalism, and Rs 55,500 for Urdu Journalism.
Hostel and mess fees price round Rs 6,500 for ladies and Rs four,800 for males each month, the scholars stated.
Additionally they complained that not each scholar will get lodging in hostels.
“For the past one week, we are trying to seek redressal of our issues through dialogue, but the administration has turned a blind eye to our issues, saying it is beyond their ambit to alter the fee structure. Now that we have tested the other resorts, protest is the only option,” stated Hrishikesh, a scholar of Radio & TV Journalism at IIMC.
He stated reasonably priced schooling is true of each scholar.
“We cannot allow media institutes to be accessible only to the people who can afford to pay lakhs. Education, after all, is a right and not a privilege,” he stated.