Students of the National Institute of Fashion and Technology (NIFT) are demanding a relaxation in their fee this semester in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Design and Fashion school had issued a notification on July 28, regarding the fee structure for this semester.
But, some students say they don’t want to pay charges for the library, mess, Alumni funds and medical claims as they are not using these services.
NIFT has a total of 11,514 students – spread across 16 campuses across India including in Kolkata, Mumbai, Shillong, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Kannaur, Patna, Raebareli and Srinagar.
“We haven’t used the libraries, mess, and other services since last semester. Instead of reducing some fees, they are asking for full payment. On our campus, our mess was terminated because of some complaints soon after this pandemic started. Still, they are asking for mess charges,” a student from NIFT Gandhinagar said.
Also, students say that the classes are completely online and they are not satisfied.