Keeping the crisis in mind, PU colleges in twin cities offer reduced fees for science stream. Hubli News – Times of India

Hubli: Many PU College In Hubballi, Dharwad decided to reduce the fee Science Syllabus increased by 10-30 per cent in this academic year due to middle class stress families have been protesting since the beginning of global pandemic,
Some colleges have decided to collect government fees for meritorious but poor science students so that no student leaves the course due to poverty.
Colleges are communicating this proposal by conducting workshops for SSLC students so that students can continue to study.
BC Goudar, trustee of Adarsh ​​PU Science College, told TOI that the college has reduced fees by about 30 per cent for all students. “It is our small contribution to the society to ensure that good students do not leave science courses because of financial problems. We are also giving 50 percent discount for those students who have secured more than 90% marks in their class 10 exams. We have informed the students about this proposal in a three-day workshop organized in our college,” said Gaudar.
“We also observed in the workshop that many Kannada-medium government school students are intelligent but worried about joining science courses due to financial crunch. Hence, the members of the management have taken this decision in the larger interest of the society,” he said.
Ashraf Ali Bashir Ahmed, managing trustee of Sana Educational Charitable Trust in Bhairidevarakoppa, said it was difficult to meet the salaries and other expenses of the employees after the pandemic. “However, we have decided to reduce the fees by 20% for deserving but needy students,” he said.
Shashidhar Todkar, principal of Hiremallur Easwaran PU Science College, Dharwad, said that the lower middle class and rural students have been in a dilemma about joining science streams since two years. “As of now, we have decided to cut the fee by 10 per cent and the management is looking at reducing it in the coming days,” he said.
Kumar Sankarnavar, teacher at Government High School Vishweshwar Nagar HubliSaid: “It is a good step in the interest of poor families. Otherwise, many talented students could have dropped out of the science course.”