Amidst the ongoing fee hike news, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) released a notification clarifying the fee hike speculations. The university declared that the new fee hike system only applies to candidates taking admissions in the annual year 2022-23.
“It has come to the notice of Banaras Hindu University administration that misleading information regarding BHU’s fee structure is being shared and spread over Social Media and other platforms by some persons. It is being falsely claimed that the fee of BHU students has been hiked, which is untrue and unfounded.
The university would like to categorically state that no hike has been made effective for the students of Banaras Hindu University. The proposed new fee structure is for the candidates taking admission for the academic session 2022-23. The decision to a nominal increase in some elements of the fee structure was taken before the academic session 2019-20 and it is not a new development.
It is imperative to mention here that in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic and in order to provide relief to students, the university decided not to implement any kind of increase during the academic sessions 2020-21 and 2021-22.
In fact, students who for any reason ended up paying an additional amount than the effective fee are being refunded the difference. The decision to refund the money was taken in August 2022 and has been communicated to all the institutes and faculties. Any refund claims of students are being processed with the utmost priority.
The university appeals to all the students and stakeholders to please not fall for any kind of misinformation and falsehood which is not only denting the image of the university but also adversely affecting the teaching-learning atmosphere on the campus, especially at a time when semester exams are underway”, BHU further clarified.