Engineering fee ceiling hiked in pvt colleges
The higher education department has increased the fee ceiling for undergraduate courses in engineering, technology , pharmacy and architecture in private and self-financing private institutions.
After two years of keeping the fee ceiling fixed at Rs 75,000 in first year, Rs 76,000 in second, Rs 78,000 in third and Rs 80,000 in fourth year of BTech courses, the department on Friday hiked it to Rs 80,000 in first year, Rs 82,000 in second, Rs 84,000 in third and Rs 86,000 in fourth year. However, the colleges can’t charge any additional development fee.
Apart from these, one time admission fee not exceeding Rs 5000 for entire course period, library-cum-book-bank fee not exceeding Rs 6000 and students welfare, sports and games fee not exceeding Rs 1000 annually can be charged from students.
“The average rate of inflation is between 5% and 6%.And the institutes has to pay an additional 3% to the faculty .The decision was arrived at after considering all aspects, including the socio-economic condition of the state and the demand-supply situation in these institutes,“ said a source in the higher education department.
The revision, which will be applicable from the 2016-17 academic session, was recommended by the Fee Structure Committee on June 9.
Engineering colleges that have obtained autonomous status and those which have earned NBA accreditation for twothird of eligible BTech, BPharm or BArch courses on or before the date of this order will be at liberty to charge higher tuition fee not exceeding l0% of the prescribed maximum general tuition fee.
“Despite increasing the upper ceiling of tuition fee and putting a cap on the maximum fee, Bengal is nowhere near the fee structure recommended by Justice Sri Krishna Committee, which had put the ceiling at Rs 1.58 lakh per year,“ added the source.
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