This is a problem that the university has to think beforehand. Some university in the country has waived off the fee and some exams. Now Gauhati University has done none. They have started their application process for 6th semester from 1st of July and the last date is not given.
Now there are different problems to it. The application fee is different for each course. Now it will be from 300 to 1000 depending upon the course.
The first problem is the financial problem. Which is very obvious at this kind of time. But Gauhati University has more than 300 colleges under it. And we can see all the classes from lower middle class to BPL holder studying under the university. Now we have seen the lower middle class and middle class are fighting for survival in terms of money. We see cases of thrown out from the house by the landlord because of rent.
Now the question is when the lower middle class and the middle class is having so many problems than how can the lower class or the BPL holder’s can afford this sum of money for education, when they are unsure of there daily meal.
The second problem is the connectivity problem. The application process is online. And in this time offline procedure is not possible. Now in Assam we lots of areas where inter connection not that strong, also they have to go extra 5 to 10 km minimum for an internet café. Also the places where the simple internet connection which is a basic requirement in the present era is not available, how can you expect that people there would be financially very stable.
Many students of Gauhati University are asking for waving off the application fee. Some for there own and some for there society.