The New Indian Express | S Mannar Mannan | 01st February 2016 |
COIMBATORE: The private professional colleges fee fixation committee has decided to revise the fee structure for private engineering colleges for the next three years. The fee structure for private engineering colleges was last revised by the committee headed by Justice NV Balasubramanian in 2012. As per this fee structure, private colleges can collect Rs 40,000 for non-accredited BE, BTech, BArch courses, Rs 45,000 for accredited engineering courses from the students who join under government quota. The fee for management-quota seats in private engineering colleges was fixed at 70,000. Now, after a gap of four years, the committee has decided to revise the fee structure and the new few will be fixed for the next three academic years, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
The private professional colleges fee fixation committee has asked private college managements to submit their fee revision proposal before February 29 for its consideration. “Since Tamil Nadu Assembly election is to be held this year, we do not expect the fee structure for private engineering colleges to be revised drastically,” said K Paramasivam, president of the Association of Managements of Coimbatore Anna University Affiliated Colleges. “The fee was last revised four years ago. The cost of running education institutions has increased considerably in these four years, including a hike in salary for teaching and non-teaching staffs, a rise in electricity charges etc. But the fee to be collected from students remains the same,” he said. He also demanded for fixation for separate fee structure each colleges. “The Supreme Court has ruled that the fee should be fixed separately for each individual colleges after conduction personal inspection and checking what kind of facilities are being provided in the institution. It also suggested that if possible the fee should be fixed for each courses offered in each institutions separately,” Paramasivam added. – Courtesy