That leaves them with the single, lucrative option of either purchasing competitive books or novels. But management makes it very clear that no such types of books can be bought (though after lot of criticism this clause was removed). One question at this point to the management, does the student not have the freedom to buy which book they want given that the money solely belongs to them? Twist continued to be added from time to time to make the situation of students worst, the most troublesome being that of some book vendors saying that novels could only be brought of 40% of the total amount( simply meaning you can buy novels of only Rs 400/-).
Just as its successor this too was lifted but only after making students feel helpless for the time it stayed. The Book Fair idea is totally welcome but when it comes in binding the students to buy, that to what they don’t want isn’t a fair thing to be done. Next comes the issue of discount. This time only a discount of 15% is being given instead of last year’s 20%. When the same books are being bought from markets, a minimum of 25-30% discount is given, so a justified question will be why the books are not sold in the Book Fair in the market price if not less. As if these were too less of a trouble to the students, the cumbersome process of book delivery and the delay in delivery of book just adds to the pain in the neck. All we can hope is that the institute wakes up from its slumber at the earliest and takes appropriate steps so that the student are actually benefitted, and benefitted in true sense, if the institute still remembers what it is.