Tezpur University in Assam’s Sonitpur district on Saturday clarified that it has increased fees for any of its programmes for the current semester.

The University’s clarification comes after a section of media allegedly published a new report stating that Tezpur University increased its fees for the current session.

“It has been observed that a news regarding fee hike in Tezpur University has been published in a section of newspapers and the same is being circulated in social media platforms, which has drawn attention of the authorities of Tezpur University,” said a statement issued by the Registrar of the University.

Terming the news as “one-sided”, the University said the “news has misled the entire students’ community”.

“We would like to clarify that the University has not increased fees of any of the programmes for the current semester,” the Registrar mentioned in the statement.

The statement said: “Last semester, in view of the pandemic situation, the University had granted partial waiver of fees, as the students did not avail of some facilities, such as library, medical, infrastructure and amenity, electricity & water charges, laboratory, etc. and accordingly, they paid less amount of fees.”

Now, the University has planned to bring back all the students at the earliest possible date and have restored the original fee structure for the current semester, the Registrar said.

In case, the University cannot bring the students to the campus due to the deterioration of Covid19 situation again, “the University will sincerely consider refund or adjust the fees of those facilities not availed by the students appropriately”, the Registrar further said.

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