Pupils at RGNUL have been asked to pay Rs 1.13 Lakh by July 10, 2020, for the semester that is about to start next month. This payment is the same amount as the fee that is applicable in ordinary circumstances and merely does not include the mess fee, which is also just postponed, and an abdication of the annual increase in the fee for tuition which amounts to Rs 5,000, the student council mentioned.
The undergraduates of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), which is in Patiala in the state of Punjab, have served a legal notification on the college for asking for the semester fee of Rs 1.13 lakh in midst of the lockdown in place due to the global pandemic.
A total of 639 students are registered for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law Combined course (BA LLB 5 year course) at the college and said that the legal notification has been served seeking for consideration and re-consideration of several issues and a considerate relaxation with regards to the suggested chargeable fee for the approaching semester starting in August 2020 and ending in December 2020 taking into consideration the challenges posed by the lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic.
“The students have been asked to submit the advance chargeable fees of Rs 1.13 lakh by July 10 for the upcoming semester. This fee is equivalent to the regular fees minus merely the mess fee (only postponed) and a waiver of the annual increase in the tuition fee amounting to Rs 5,000,” said Shreyans Jain, who is an advocate in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh and is the one representing the students.
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Registrar Naresh Vats announced that the college had patiently heard the students’ representation after which the decision of asking for the fee was taken. “We will respond to the legal notice accordingly,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Common Law Admission Test, through which law aspirants can apply to the National Law Universities, is set to be conducted on August 22, 2020. The registrations will be shut on July 10, 2020. The registrations had begun on January 1, 2020. The exam was postponed due to the ongoing lockdown, which was earlier set to be conducted on June 21, 2020.