By Jagpreet Sandhu ,Chandigarh, January 6 :The Panjab University students on Friday held a protest against the increased prices of mess charges at the campus. The students objected against the hike of prices in mess charges.
During the protest the students also raised slogans against the vice chancellor for being in support with the mess contractors.
The leader of the protest NSUI leader Sunny Mehta said that University has received huge funds from the central government and a part of it can be used to subsidize food for hostellers. During the tenure of the present vice chancellor R C Sobti, the food charges have nearly doubled from Rs 13/14 to Rs 25/29 per diet, he added.
The student body has resolved that if the university does not take back its decision within the next 48 hours then NSUI will give a call to shut down the university.
Old Rates New Rates
Mess Regular Meals Boys Rs.22.00 per meal Rs.24.00 per
Girls Rs.20.50 per meal Rs.22.50 per
Special Meals Rs.27.00 per meal Rs.30.00 per