Fee row in AP Engineering Colleges


Despite Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy’s intervention in the fee row, nearly 200 engineering colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh have not filed their affidavits. Earlier tech colleges have been told to file affidavits accepting the proposed common fee structure of Rs 35,000 per annum. Out of the 700 engineering colleges, 483 colleges have filed their affidavits while 217 colleges have kept themselves away.

The Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee too have set the fee structure at Rs 35,000 inline with the earlier proposal made by the state government. Mr Reddy had made it clear that all engineering colleges must stick with the fee structure and any revision of fee will only be taken up after 2 years. He also clarified that there won’t be any fee hike for MBA, MCA & Pharma courses.

Earlier it was notified that the EAMCET 2012 counselling schedule will be announced on 20 August, with the fee structure issue remained unsolved Kiran Kumar Reddy has instructed the APSCHE not to announce the counselling schedule.

It will be interesting to see if the announcement will be made tomorrow or not, a simple question aren’t they putting the future of students at stake? Earlier High Court of Andhra Pradesh has asked APSCHE to explain the delay in announcing the EAMCET counselling schedule.

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