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Huge disparity in fee structure between DU and other private colleges in city

The fact around 3.6 lakh candidates registered online for this year’s admission to various under-graduate courses proves that the Delhi University (DU) is one of the most coveted universities in the country. One of the biggest pull factors of the central varsity is its low fees. 

Here is the comparison of fees for some courses charged by some private colleges in the national Capital with the DU. 

A three-year degree in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) from a private college in Delhi will cost around Rs 3,00,000. Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, for instance, charges Rs 91,300 per annum. Another private college Jagannath International Management School (JIMS) takes Rs 92,300 per annum for BJMC. The same course, offered in various colleges of the Delhi University, will not cost more than Rs 50,000. Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) charges Rs 17,000 per year for BJMC. “Compared to private colleges, fees in Delhi University is very affordable. Faculty members are also very good. However, the strength of the faculty members is very low. More teaching staff need to be hired. Besides, the media laboratory of our college has been non-functional for the past three years,” said Sadhika, a BJMC student at DCAC.

Similarly, LL.B from Delhi University can be done by merely paying Rs 20,000 for the entire course. While Amity University charges Rs 1,26,000 per semester. An ex-law student of Amity, Jigyasa Sharma said: “It is true that the fees at Amity are bit higher. However, there is discipline in academic calendar and teachers are highly qualified. Meritorious students get scholarships.”

At Amity University, per semester fees for B.Com (Hons), a popular course among students, is Rs 90,000. The same course in the Central University can be done entirely by shelling out Rs 35,000. Likewise, the difference in the fee structure for Economic (Hons) in the Delhi University and the private university is similar to B.Com Hons. 

The varsity is not only acclaimed for its academic success but also for extra-curricular activities in various colleges. More importantly, the most important pull factor of the university is its low-fees structure, which makes higher education affordable even to those who are at the lower rung of the economic ladder. 
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