New Delhi: Ambedkar University will offer a total fee waiver from the upcoming academic session for disabled students and those belonging to SC and ST category.
The varsity has also decided to increase the ceiling of income for students from Economically Backward category upto Rs 6 lakh.
"So far the varsity used to offer full and partial fee waiver to students on merit cum means basis but it has been decided that the fee will be completely waived for SC, ST and disabled students from upcoming academic session," a senior university official said.
"Students whose annual family income is less than Rs 3 lakh will also be eligible for the same benefit. 75 per cent fee will be waived for those with family income in range of Rs 3-4 lakhs, 50 per cent for Rs 4-5 lakhs and 25 per cent for Rs 5-6 lakhs," she added.
The university has also created a student welfare fund in order to support the students in need by bearing the cost of study material like textbooks, lodging expenses equivalent to the amount that is required to avail of the Ambedkar University hostel facilities and other needs.
The decision would apply to students from both undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. While 85 per cent of seats have been reserved for students with a Delhi domicile, 15 per cent seats are for students who apply from outside the national capital.
BR Ambdekar University, which was established by Delhi Government in 2008 is a state funded university with a student strength of 1800. The university offers various undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes.
The admission process for undergraduate courses offered by the nine departments at the varsity began on May 9 and the last date of application is June 24.