Universities in Uttar Pradesh will have uniform examination fees for UG courses

The administration of Uttar Pradesh has ordered all state universities to charge uniform examination fees for all undergraduate courses. UP Government has formulated a uniform exam fee structure as license courses and has divided the exam fee into three tranches of Rs 800, Rs 1000 and Rs 1500. This will benefit many students taking UG courses semesters in various UP universities. Exam fees are payable each semester.
An official order was issued by the Department of Higher Education on July 11, 2022 which stated that Rs 800 as examination fee per semester will be charged for UG courses including BA BSc, BCom, BBA, BCA, BEd, BJMC, BFA, BPEd, and BVoc, examination fees for LLB, BTech, BSc Agriculture (Hons), Law Hons, BSc biotech and BLib are set at Rs 1,000 per semester and examination fees for dental courses and nurses, BAMS/BUMS will be Rs 1,500 per semester.
The uniform examination fee structure will apply from this academic year. According to the UP administration, the decision was made in accordance with the recommendations of the National Education Policy, NEP 2020.

According to reports, the official ordinance stated that it is irrational to charge different exam fees to students taking undergraduate courses. The six-member committee was chaired by the Special Secretary, Higher Education, Manoj Singh, where this decision was made.

Given this new structure, UP state universities like Lucknow University and others will have to reduce their increased exam fees and students will only pay the amount according to their course schedule. For some courses, the exam fees reach up to Rs 3000.

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