NEW DELHI: Delhi Technological University (DTU) students carried out a protest march in the campus on Friday demanding relaxation in fee payment as many of their parents had lost their jobs or faced pay cuts.
The students had been told to pay the annual fee of Rs.1.9 lakh by August 5 failing which they would be charged late fees. The protesters said they were not seeking a fee waiver, but wanted to be allowed to pay it in installments or be given more time. Some even questioned the reason behind charging sports and lab fees.
“As most of the students have gone home, around 20 of us participated in the protest. We were waiting since afternoon for the administration to meet us, but no one obliged,” said a fourth-year student.
In a letter to LG Anil Baijal, the chancellor of the university, the students requested his intervention in the matter. “The vice-chancellor has yet again displayed an absolutely apathetic nature to the concerns of the students and their families who are already under mental and economic stress amid the pandemic. There has been no response from the VC to the emails and letters sent in the past one week,” the letter mentioned.
The public relations officer at DTU did not respond to TOI’s calls and messages.