The human resource development ministry’s request to central education institutes to “make efforts to generate additional resources” is unlikely to go unheeded. As indicated by the ministry, already some institutions are considering hiking tuition fees, and charging students for services like the internet.
Central universities, such as the University of Delhi are considering revising tuition fees and charging user fees for facilities like the internet. However, it will be a while before the universities are able to effect these changes as a final decision would require the approval of the university’s apex bodies. Tuition fees have not been revised in a long while. As universities consider hiking tuition fees an important consideration would be the impact it would have on grants they receive from the University Grants Commission.
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