All India Democratic Students' Organisation (AIDSO) has demanded a reduction in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) fees in Karnataka government universities. The statement comes after a higher education reform committee has proposed to bring uniformity in UG, PG fees.  The committee has proposed to bring uniformity in graduation and postgraduation fees of all government universities and has prescribed UG fees starting from Rs 11,500 for various departments. The proposal has been accepted by the state government and it applies to 32 universities in the state.  The AIDSO state secretary Ajay Kamath said that the fees in public universities is 300% higher than that of government degree colleges. He claimed that the enrolment in state-run universities has “fallen to the lowest level” after the hike in fees. 

Source-Freepik