If you are an engineering aspirant preparing to secure a spot in one of India’s top engineering institutes, then prepare for the possibility of paying extra fees. According to new reports, some of the top engineering institutes across the country have proposed to restructure their fees based on infrastructure and investment.
Engineering colleges plan to charge fees based on investment and infrastructures. However, to implement these changes, they will first have to convince a regulatory committee led by former High Court judge Ajit J Gunjal.
Apparently, the colleges have been asked to submit their proposed fee structure in front of the standing committee. The regulatory committee, according to reports, already identified 98 overheads of different fees and subsequently has prepared a meticulous format the each individual college will need to fill up.
Meanwhile, the colleges will require furnishing all records of expenditures over the past three academic years as well as revenue receipts alongside total fees collected over the said period. In addition, they will also have to present an overview of the existing and forthcoming physical infrastructures, proposed growth plans for the next two academic years and human resource details.
“The fees we charged for government quota students was clearly inadequate. The fixation of the fees will have to be categorical based on infrastructure and facilities of colleges. Half of the seats will go to reserved categories, the rest for general merit, but there cannot be different fees. There will be one fee,” M K Panduranga Setty, secretary, Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges’ Association (KUPECA Setty said, Times of India reports.
However, in a related development, private professional colleges have decided to go along with their own entrance through the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K).