Engineering Fee In AP Fixed At Rs. 35,000
The government fixes a fee of Rs. 35,000 for engineering colleges for the current academic year.
Hyderabad | 28th August 2012
Putting an end to uncertainty over the fee reimbursement issue in engineering colleges, the state government, on Tuesday, finalised the tuition fee for the academic year 2012-13.
Talking to media persons after a cabinet sub-committee meeting at the state Secretariat, Social Welfare minister Pithani Satyanarayana said that the government has fixed a Rs. 35,000 fee for engineering colleges for the current academic year.
Stating that 578 colleges have already consented to this fee pattern, he said that 44 colleges have gone to court against the proposed fee structure. However, these colleges agreed to a Rs. 35,000 fee pattern later, he said.
The minister said that keeping the interest of meritorious students in mind, the government would decide the final fee structure once the task force appointed by the government for the purpose inspects colleges to check their infrastructure and teaching resources.
Reiterating that the government would strictly follow the Admission And Fee Regulatory Committee's (AFRC) recommendations in fixing the fee structure, he said that for the 67 colleges which had not given affidavits to AFRC, the government would pay only Rs 35,000. However, he admitted that the AFRC recommended fees of Rs. 52,800 - Rs. 1.05 lakh in these colleges. (INN)
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