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  • The Jawaharlal Nehru University students boycotted the exams on Thursday over the hostel fee hike issue, even as the School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies (SSIS) saw students appearing for their papers.

    While the ministry had, in September, announced the decision of the IIT Council that it will implement the fee hike, the issue will again be taken up at the next meeting. The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against a recent fee hike. HRD Ministry officials, however, did not comment on the reasons behind the decision being put on hold.

    "We condemn in the strongest terms the unprovoked police brutality on the peaceful protest marches of JNU students against the illegal adoption of a revised hostel manual by the JNU administration and the proposed steep rise in fees," 31 members of the JNU's Faculty Feminist Collective said in a statement.

    In a number of states, including Delhi and Maharashtra, MBBS students are charged Rs 25 lakh annually.

    Sources said the ministry officials assured the students that they will try to get the exams postponed and also talk to the varsity administration about notifying the students' union. The ministry officials held a meeting with the JNU administration too to end the standoff between the administration and the students, the sources said.

    The students plan to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday and also boycott exams. The issue has been taken up in Parliament and has also been discussed in detail by the Human Resource Development ministry with both Home Minister Amit Shah and the Prime Minister’s Office.

    The letter, dated November 27, has sought an “urgent intervention” of the ministries of external affairs and HRD, requesting that a Tibetan-specific directive be issued as per the provisions of the home ministry’s Tibetan Rehabilitation policy to all universities including JNU, officials in the know told ET.

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    "No such proposal is under consideration of the government as on date," Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. He was responding to specific questions on whether the government proposes to provide a waiver for penalties and interest on the non-payment of license fee on AGRs by telecom operators.

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