Thursday, January 13, 2011

Professional courses would now be costlier 

Now the engineering and medical degree are likely to cost more as the private college managements have communicated to the government about their intentions to hike their fees. It would be implemented from the next academic year. Likewise the Punjab government also has recommended a 33 per cent hike in the tuition fee to be paid by students doing technical courses in government as well as private engineering colleges across the state.

The hike would be in fees for professional courses for both government and management quota seats from 2011-12.

The colleges want to hike the fees in order to implement the recommendations regarding the pay scales given by the sixth pay commission.

The government would be scrapping the fee-fixation committee. It would work out a fee formula in consultation with private college managements.

It is expected that the current tuition fee of Rs 45,000 per student per annum would be hiked to Rs 60,000 for technical degree courses approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The fees for diploma courses would be increasing from the current Rs 19,000 per annum to about Rs 25,000 per annum.

Source: The Times of India

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