JNU Fees Structure: Course Wise Fees and Hostel Fee

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JNU Fees Structure

JNU Fees Structure: One of the top-ranked universities in India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi is famous for its high-quality education and impressive history of academics. JNU is a central university. It means students from across the country can study here at a minimal fee. The affordability of JNU fees is one of the reasons it is the first choice of Indian students to study in India.

According to NIRF ranking 2023, JNU Ranking is in the top 10 universities in India. It has been accredited by NAAC. In this blog, we have covered every single detail about the JNU Fees structure and other expenses that every student should know, before getting admission here.

JNU Fee 2023

Students can get enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and PhD courses, offered by Jawaharlal Nehru University. There are a variety of programmes in the field of science, history, politics, economics and more. According to the JNU Fees structure, students need to pay a minimal fee for all courses. The highly subsidised education of this university covers all courses. Below, we have mentioned in detail the JNU Fee structure 2023 which includes courses and their fees.

CoursesTotal Fees
MTechINR 399.50 (Annual)
MPhilINR 399.50 (Annual)
MAINR 375.50 (Annual)
MSc.INR 375.50 (Annual)
MCAINR 375.50 (Annual)
PG DiplomaINR 10,159 (Annual)
BA INR 399.50 (Annual)
BSc.+ MSc.INR 399.50 (Annual)
B.TechINR 62,000/Semester

The above-mentioned fee structure includes tuition fees, sports fees, liberty and culture fee, media booklets and etc. This hostel fee will be paid separately by the students who will choose to accommodate in the hostel.

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Why is JNU Fee so Low?

The Government of India takes care of all the expenses related to JNU University. It includes salaries of Teachers, and other non-teaching staff, stationary expenses, hostel expenses and a lot more other expenses. The aim is to offer higher education free to those students who are meritorious but not financially stable to pay expensive fees. 

The university administration charges only minimal fees to general students and EWS students. Other than this, students who belong to reserve categories including physically abled students, can study free of cost. 

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Admission Fee of JNU

There is no admission fee for JNU. Students who want to get admission here, have to pass a common entrance test conducted at a national level. For different courses, there are different common entrance exams. Candidates can take part in the counselling process after getting shortlisted for admission.

JNU Hostel Fees

Candidates who want to accommodate in the university hostel, have to pay the fee according to the JNU hostel fee structure mentioned below. This will give you an idea about the fee so you can make your budget accordingly.

Current Hostel Chargesin Rs.
Admission Fee005.00
Hostel Security(refundable)50.00
Mess Security (Refundable)750.00
Mess Advance (Adjustable)750.00
Newspapers (Annual)15.00
Crockery, Utensils etc.50.00

Apart from this, the charge of living in the single-seater room is INR 240 per month. Whereas rent for double occupancy is INR 120.


How Much fee hike in JNU?

In the year 2019, JNU Fees increased for UG and PG students. Earlier, the fee for MPhil and PhD courses was Rs 295 per semester. Now, it has been increased to Rs 780 per semester.

What are the popular JNU courses and their fees?

We have mentioned some popular courses available at Jawaharlal Nehru University below.
BA – INR 371/ yearly
BTech- INR 62,000/Semester
MTech- INR 500

Why do JNU Hostel Fees is low?

The central government own JNU and its infrastructure. The GOI offers a subsidy to the students of this university. This is why the hostel fee of JNU is so low.

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