Vadodara: Students representatives on Wednesday demanded that M S University should provide special assistance to wards of martyrs who take admission in the university.
A group of students led by MSU Students Union (MSUSU) general secretary (GS) Vraj Patel demanded that the university should form a permanent system whereby wards of martyrs are provided education free of cost at the campus.

“We are demanding that sons and daughters of martyrs should be provided free education and the university should also bear the expenses that they incur if they are residing in Halls of Residence,” said Patel.

“We are demanding this not only for the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack but also the paramilitary and armed forces who lose their lives for the nation,” he said.

MSU officials are positive regarding the demand which they said can be considered by the university for the traditional courses that are offered by the university.

It is worth mentioning here that some universities like Delhi University (DU) have a quota for children/widows of armed forces personnel. Last year, DU’s standing committee for admissions updated the category of children/widows of armed forces personnel by including two more segments – retired and serving defence personnel.

The student representatives have also demanded that the university should reduce the higher payment fees charged on students at Faculty of Science. “The regular fees of grant-in-aid students is in the range of Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,000 whereas students taking admission in the higher payment fees category are required to pay as much as Rs 41,000 per annum which should be reduced,” said Patel.

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