TISS students and alumni protest near HRD ministry, reiterate demand for resumption of financial aid to SC/ST students

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences students and alumni staged a demonstration near the HRD Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC/ST scholars.

PTI February 27, 2018 07:04:11 IST
TISS students and alumni protest near HRD ministry, reiterate demand for resumption of financial aid to SC/ST students

New Delhi: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences students and alumni on Monday staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars.

The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since 21 February against the administration demanding tuition, dining hall and hostel fees for scholarship students. They have been protesting against the withdrawal of financial aid given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholars.

Over 30 students along with their counterparts in Delhi colleges and universities demanded not to burden the students through fee hike and fund cuts.

TISS students and alumni protest near HRD ministry reiterate demand for resumption of financial aid to SCST students

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One of the almnus, who requested anonymity, said the fees per semester had surged over 100 percent in just two years and the students were forced to become indebted to the banks through loans.

"We appeal to you to immediately roll back withdrawal of Centre's Post Matric Scholarship (GOI-PMS) in TISS and reinstate all financial assistance that was earlier available," a memorandum that the students intended to submit to Union MHRD Minister Prakash Javdekar said.

TISS Students Union President Archana Soreng had said, "All talks and mediation with the administration over past many months have failed."

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