UGC Directives to Regulate Fees of Private University
UGC prepared Directives to Regulate Fees of Private University – While replying to a question in Lok Sabha on Monday, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ”Nishank” said that the UGC has prepared a set of directives to regulate fees charged by private universities, including the capitation fee.
The question – “Whether the University Grants Commission is contemplating to introduce regulations to curb the practice of charging capitation fee” was asked to HRD Minister
In reply he said, the Commission has prepared the UGC (Fees in professional education imparted by private aided and unaided institutions deemed to be universities) Regulations, 2019.
He also informed that the regulations are being placed on the UGC official website to seek suggestions from all stakeholders and commission will take a final decision after receipt of comments from the public.
Earlier, UGC had proposed to regulate the fee of private deemed Universities for professional programs to bring uniformity in fee structure in private aided and unaided institutions. UGC have received complaints of several Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) for charging a very high amounts in the name of fees from the students.
As per the UGC Regulations, 2019, a deemed university can only charge fee approved by the said committee.