GUWAHATI, June 11 - The State government has notified fee waiver for the academic session 2020-21 relating to admission and all other categories, irrespective of the income or economic status of the students� parents.
The waiver, announced owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, will also cover categories like examinations, festivals, publications, excursions, fees for laboratories, students� union fees, college week, magazine and games and sports fees, cost of prospectus, registration fees, etc.
Benefits of the fee waiver will cover state universities, government colleges, provincialised colleges under the Directorate of Higher Education, Assam and all institutions under the Directorate of Technical Education, Assam including engineering colleges and polytechnic institutes.
However, the fee waiver will not include self-financing courses of the colleges or institutes and hostel admission fees. Further, hostel admission fees should not be increased during the current year. Also, hostel mess dues should not be part of the fee waiver scheme.
The entire amount of fees, which will be waived, will be reimbursed by the government within thirty days from the date of receipt of the claims from the respective colleges and institutes.
Also, all admissions to the State universities, government colleges, provincialised colleges under the Directorate of Higher Education and all institutions including engineering and polytechnic, under the Directorate of Technical Education, will be conducted on-line for the academic session 2020-21.
No face-to-face interview, document verification etc., will be held for admission during the current academic session. Marksheets, certificates and all other relevant documents will be scanned and uploaded for the admission process and the authority concerned will verify the authenticity if required.