Among a few notable name, DPS, Seeding School, Vidhyashram and JK Lakshmipat University have taken similar measures.
Amid the financial uncertainties propelled by the pandemic, a few educational institutes in Rajasthan have come up with discounts and other offers, in a bid to attract students and fuel revenues. With the deployment of the famed corporate methodology, the schools and colleges are trying to woo pupils and parents and thus raise funds for themselves. Among a few notable names, DPS, Seeding School, Vidhyashram and JK Lakshmipat University have taken similar measures.
Multiple schools offer discounts on one-time deposition of yearly fees
Leading this trail, DPS Jaipur had offered a 10% fee waiver if the complete annual fee is submitted by July 31. A circular issued on behalf of the school authorities mentioned, "A 10 percent concession in the school fees if the entire year's fee is paid for the academic session 2021-2022, latest by July 31, 2021. We wish to inform that parents willing to avail of the concession can do so as the last date is non-extendable."
Additionally, Seeding School is providing 10% fee rebate in case the complete amount for 2020-21 session is deposited while Vidhyashram has announced a 10% waiver for the year 2021-22.
With 92% in grade 10, a student secures university seat with a 75% waiver
On similar lines, JK Lakshmipat University initiated the admission process for UG students based on class 10th marks and offered different levels of waiver for top scorers. Their message says: "Don't let the financial constraints be a hurdle to your global education. JKLU encourages talent with 'Education at no cost' for deserving students. Also, meritorious students can avail a 15 per cent to 100 percent fee waiver (academic and hostel fees) under UG scholarship in the first year of the program."
Pawan Kumar, the parent of a 92 percent scorer was elated when his child received a 75% waiver. He stated that other varsities should take a cue from this and implement similar measures.
Hike in fee by other schools creates problems for the parents
Ushering challenges for the parents, some schools have increased their academic fees for the 2021-22 session. In view of this, guardians have demanded that Fee Act 2016 must be executed in the territory just like other states have done it. With this intervention, schools will be bound to offer rebates and discounts.
Sunil Yadav, President of All Rajasthan Parents Forum, said, "We thank all those institutions who are thinking about parents in these testing times. However, we simultaneously want the state government to intervene when institutions increase tuition fees exorbitantly."
- With inputs from IANS