With the ever increasing demand of higher education in the country, several measures have been adopted to fill the gap between demand and supply. Therefore, to meet the challenge number of new universities had been established in both the public and private sector during the last decade. Consequently, there is a competition between public and private sector universities for attracting the students. Claims of providing high quality education at an affordable price are being promulgated by both the sectors. The present study is an attempt to compare the fee charged and on-campus facilities provided to students by public and private sector universities. To conduct the study a sample of 218 social sciences MS/MPhil level students from public and private sector universities were selected. Facility Identification Inventory was used to collect data. Analysis of the data reflected that very high fee is being charged by the private sector universities as compared to public sector. As far as the facilities are concerned the private sector is providing fewer facilities. Moreover, there existed no relationshipfee between total fee and the facilities provided to students in the universities.
Khalid Saleem, Naila Siddiqua, MobeenUl Islam. (2015) FLEECING OR FACILITATING STUDENTS: COMPARISON OF FEE STRUCTURE AND ON-CAMPUS FACILITIES FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR UNIVERSITIES OF PAKISTAN, Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 54, Issue 1.