A look at hostel fee at other institutions reveals that while IIT students pay more, those at AIIMS pay less. At Jamia Millia Islamia, students pay Rs 29,750 per year as hostel charges, including mess fee, admission fee, room rent, electricity/water and maintenance. This has to be paid in two installments of Rs 15,350 and Rs 14,400 each semester. This is for students across all years.
At JNU, after the revised rates, any student in the second year in a two-seater room would have to pay Rs 26,500 plus mess charges (around Rs 2,500 per month) as well as utility charges for water, electricity and Wi-Fi separately. For first year students who have a single-seater room, the amount would be roughly Rs 42,100 per year, excluding mess and utility charges.
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At All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the highest fee has to be paid by a Senior Resident (sponsored) who is married. This amounts to Rs 29,340 annually, including security deposit, mess fee, room rent, electricity charges, etc. Undergraduate students of nursing, MBBS, post-graduate students of nursing and MSc, and junior and senior residents don’t have to pay any room rent. It only includes mess fee and security deposit. This makes their expenditure Rs 15,640 per annum, less than JNU.
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DU has several post-graduate hostels with varying fee. At Meghdoot Hostel, for example, the annual fee is Rs 18,680 but does not include mess charges. However, VKRV Rao Hostel has a higher fee. A student there is supposed to pay Rs 21,820 per year excluding mess charges, which are Rs 3,400 per month.
A student who studies in IIT Delhi said the fee varies from hostel to hostel. “We pay around Rs 35,000 per semester, including food and rent. This is besides the Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000 we pay as security fee at the beginning,” said the student. IIT authorities did not provide an official figure.
Source: The Indian Express
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