Submitted by Subeditor on Fri, 2015-11-27 10:39 Belagavi: Opposing the hike in the affiliation fee and development fee in Rani Chennamma University, Belagavi, (RCUB) the Federation of Unaided BSW and MSW Colleges will hold an indefinite strike here from Friday. Mahaveer Bagari, the president of the organisation will hold indefinite hunger strike in the University premises demanding the withdrawal of fee hike notification. Addressing the media, Bagari said, “Out of 367 colleges affiliated to the RCU, 267 are unaided. All these colleges which are spread across Belagavi, Bagalkot and Vijaypur, will be affected by the fee hike. University has hiked almost all the fee including new affiliation, affiliation form, affiliation form for pre-qualification and development fee. The hike in these different sections are more than double and triple compared to Karnataka University, Dharwad (KUD), “ Bagari said. Laying out the marginal difference in fee, Bagari said that, for Masters of Social Work course, RCU's affiliation fee is Rs 2 lakhs whereas it is just Rs 50,000 in KUD. “ If the university goes ahead with the decision of fee hike no unaided colleges could be run,” Bagari added.