Opinion | The education sector deserves its subsidies
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New Delhi, Nov. 18 -- Students of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been on a warpath with the administration over the past few weeks. On Monday, a large group of protesting students embarked on a march from their campus to Parliament, defying prohibitory orders. The stated aim was to protest arbitrary fee hikes, though some of their discontent can be traced to their being kept out of varsity decisions. A large monthly service charge was imposed on hostel residents, purportedly to pay for sanitation work and staff wages. It was reportedly fixed at Rs.1,700 a month, but the administration subsequently decided to bill actual expenses. Further, JNU's monthly room rent was raised from Rs.10 to Rs.300 for a double-occupancy room, ...
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