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Vital to Save Public Varsities So Students Can Study at Affordable Rates, Says Media Advisor to Former PM Manmohan Singh

Sanjaya Baru, a JNU alumnus, said at a time when almost every year the country is spending almost six billion dollars on Indians studying abroad, it is extremely important to save public universities.

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Updated:November 21, 2019, 5:23 PM IST
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Vital to Save Public Varsities So Students Can Study at Affordable Rates, Says Media Advisor to Former PM Manmohan Singh
File Photo of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

New Delhi: Amid protests by JNU students against the hostel fee hike, Sanjaya Baru, media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said it is important to save public universities so that students can study at affordable costs.

In a video shared by former JNU Students' Union president N Sai Balaji, Baru, a JNU alumnus, said, "At a time when almost every year we are spending almost six billion dollars on Indians studying abroad, it is extremely important to save public universities."

Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the best public universities according to HRD ministry's ranking and it is important to ensure that good students can study at affordable costs, he said.

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