SPPU Council Decides to Waive Exam Fees of Students who have lost Parents to Covid
The Management Council of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) passed a resolution on Saturday to waive the exam fees of students who have been orphaned due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If any fees from them have been collected by colleges, then the same would be refunded. For several months, student activists have been demanding the waiver or reduction of exam fees for all students. Their argument has been that the pandemic has put considerable pressure on the financial condition of students, many of who come from farming families or small towns and are finding it difficult to make ends meet.