Working in a corporate manner, they have offered discounts and other attractive offers for themselves for revenue and parental benefits.
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DPS Jaipur announced a 10 per cent fee waiver if parents submit the full term fee by July 31 this year. A notice sent to the parents on behalf of the school’s director Aditi Mishra and principal Rita Taneja said: July 1, 2021. We would like to inform that parents who are willing to get a discount can do so because the deadline cannot be extended. ”
Another non-government organization, Seedling School, is offering a 10 percent discount for parents to pay the full school fees for the 2020-21 session.
Vidyashram has announced a 10 percent discount on school fees for the year 2021-22.
In addition to schools, there are some private universities that are providing benefits to parents during the ongoing epidemic.
One such university is JK Laxmipat University which started admitting undergraduate students on the basis of Class X results as Class XII results were not declared.
They are offering 100% undergraduate scholarships to students covering academic and hostel fees based on 10th grade marks.
Their message is: “Don’t let financial constraints hinder your global education. JKLU encourages talent with ‘free education’ for deserving students. Also, meritorious students can get 15 to 100 percent fee waiver ‘(academic and hostel fees) first in the program Under UG Scholarships per year. ”
A parent, Pawan Kumar, whose son received a 75 per cent fee waiver for admission, said: “This is a guide for other universities. My son got 92 per cent in 10th class and he got 75 per cent fee waiver. Imagine how a parent would feel relieved if Other universities follow the same model. ”
While these educational institutions are setting an example by taking care of parents during epidemics, there are some other institutions that have increased fees, which has created challenges for parents.
Jayshree Periwal has increased school fees by 2 per cent for 2021-22. Meanwhile, several parent associations have raised demands for implementation of Fee Act 2016 in the state and making fee waiver compulsory in Rajasthan on the pattern of other states.
Sunil Yadav, president of the All Rajasthan Parents Forum, said: “We thank all the institutions that are thinking of parents during this exam. However, at the same time we want the state government to intervene when the institutions increase the tuition fees.”
School Education Minister Govinda Singh Dotasara told IANS that parents should lodge a written complaint and action would be taken.