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CIT to decrease fees after outrage

Kokrajhar,July 3: The central institute of technologyn(CIT), Kokrajhar authority has decided to decrese the admission fees which is 3 higher then the previous session for the admission of 2019-2020 in the diploma, B.Tech and B.Des in the CIT. The fees reduction has come after All Bodo Studenrs Union (ABSU) has staged protest demonstration on July 1 against the 3 fold fees hike.

BTC deputy chief and president of CIT Society, Kokrajhar Kampa Borgoyary said that the admission fees hike issue reached to the knowledge of education department and discussed with society members and concern officials. The admission fees hike would be decreased through the proper check and students would not be face any hardships in their admission procedures in the institute.He said that the CIT was set up under the spirit of BTC accord (2003) to provide healthy eductaional enviornment.He said that fees of the admission would be decreased during the admission period.

Eductaion secretary of ABSU, Kastom Basumatary told that the students union staged a protest dharna in front of the CIT on July 1 in protest against admission fees hike in CIT that led a a discussion with CIT administration and CIT Society president where CIT administration and Society president made an assurance to make decrease of admission fees from the propose fees of the CIT.

He informed that ABSU had a formal meeting with the President of CIT Society and Deputy Chief of BTC Borgoyary on July 2 over the admission fees hike. During the discussions regarding the fee hike, Borgoyary have given us(ABSU) the assurance to lower down the fees which is seen to be hiked by 3 folds then the previous session.

“Taking into consideration by assurance from CIT society president and administration towards the matter of lowering the fees in due course after the formal meetings at the necessary level. The ABSU has decided to discontinue the dharna as well as allowed the admission to go ahead with the hope and assurance agreed upon to lower the fees in later period”, he said

However, ABSU also appeals to the selected and waitlisted students to turn up for the admission at this moment and the CIT will also ensure to enroll students despite some difficulties that will come up which will be taken care until the matters regarding the hike in fee is minimized.

To assist the students in admission process, the students union has opened up help desk in the CIT to facilitate and help the admission counseling process that is scheduled as from 3rd July 2019.

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