New Delhi: Amid a registration boycott by a section of students protesting against the hike in hostel fees, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has again extended the deadline to register for the next semester till January 17.
“The registration deadline for the ongoing winter session has been extended up to January 17 without late fees. However, registration will continue till February 9 by paying late fees up to Rs 500,” a senior varsity official said.
“After that deadline, the VC may consider written requests for registration and grant the permission for late registration, if deemed fit, with imposition of appropriate amount of fine at his discretion,” the official added.
The university has been seeing a standoff between the students and the administration over the issue of hostel fee hike since October 28 last year, which makes JNU the most expensive central university.
The protesting students say the fee hike will drive out most of the students who come from underprivileged backgrounds. According to the protesters, around 40 per cent of JNU students come from economically weak families.