Delhi government issues notice to IP university colleges

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday issued notice to Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University’s (GGSIPU) private colleges over reports of threatening students to pay hiked fees.

In its notice, the government said that it had been told that some private affiliated colleges of GGSIPU threatened the students, who had approached the government over the fee hike, with rustication and asked them to pay the hiked fees.

“It is ordered that the director, higher education may clearly instruct the GGSIPU authorities that no private college can take action against any student in this matter and any such action will be viewed by the government and appropriate action will be taken against the said institute,” said the notice .

Earlier in the day Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that the hiked fee at the IP university colleges would be rolled back.

“I have sent file of roll back in fee hike by IPU colleges to LG. Hope to get approval today so that I can order colleges to stop fee hike,” he tweeted.

The announcement came after scores of students staged a protest march from Civil Lines to his residence over the hike of around 24 percent in the fee structure retrospectively.

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