Yuva Sena — the youth wing of Shiv Sena — demanded that the State Government should waive the examination and tuition fee of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) as the region has been reeling under one of the worst droughts.
In a memorandum submitted to the vice chancellor on Wednesday, district president of the organisation Rishikesh Khaire said people from the region, especially farmers, are the most affected by the drought. "Students hailing from drought-affected areas are facing financial difficulties. Though the government had announced to waive their examination fee, it has not yet issued written orders in this respect," he said, adding that colleges are not issuing no-due certificates unless students clear their tuition fee.
The memorandum was signed by general secretary of the students council Versha Khedkar, Tukaram Saraf and Kiran Tupe.