Mumbai University had recommended for a 25% hike in fees in all Mumbai colleges for all courses. Students claim that the university cannot demand a hike as they have not conducted an audit for over 6 years now. MNVS members met the vice chancellor Rajan Velukar and staged a protest against the fees hike which made the university officials not to discuss about the fees in the management council meeting.
The university authorities came up with Maharashtra University Act, 1994, Section 53 (iii), stating that the fee in the local areas should be same. Taking the Act as a pretext, the committee unilaterally and hastily decided by majority to raise fees by 25%, which is not only arbitrary but is also violating and nullifying the purpose of the said committee.