Telangana Engineering College Fee: The average fee for engineering courses 2016 is likely to be Rs. 49,760 — an increase of over Rs. 8,000 or 19 per cent compared to the last revision, if the final figures of the Admission and Fee Regulation Committee (AFRC) are approved.
The AFRC has fixed the fee structure, that is likely to be finalised in the first week of July, thus speeding up the admission process that is in the certificate verification stage as of now. After the fee is finalised, the government will issue GOs for each college and the web options may open up from July 5.
Telangana Engineering College Fee to go up by 19 per cent
According to sources, there is an 8 to 10 percent increase in the fee with four colleges crossing the Rs. 1 lakh mark. One of these colleges had crossed the Rs. 1 lakh figure last year itself. However, its fee was reduced by Rs. 4,000 this year but it continues to be in the above-one-lakh-fee segment.
The information available reveals that the government has fixed a fee of Rs. 35,000 for 69 colleges while 8 colleges are in the Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000 bracket and another 69 colleges are in Rs. 41,000 to Rs. 49,000 fee structure segment.
It means 147 colleges are under less than Rs. 50,000 mark. As many as 46 colleges will be allowed to collect Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 59,000; 17 colleges between Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 69,000; 16 colleges from Rs. 71,000 to Rs. 79,000; five colleges between Rs. 80,000 and Rs. 89,000 and 14 colleges between Rs. 90,000 and Rs. 99,000. Four colleges are in the above Rs. 1 lakh structure. Most of the colleges above Rs. 80,000 are sought-after colleges and situated around Hyderabad city and were established more than a decade ago with good infrastructure.
The fee was fixed by the AFRC for individual colleges based on the balance sheets submitted by the colleges in support of their claims for fee hike. Irrespective of the fee fixed by the AFRC, the government will reimburse only Rs. 35,000 for the eligible candidates and the difference has to be borne by the students themselves.
However, those securing ranks below 10,000 get full fee reimbursement. In the last revision done in 2013-14 academic year, which was valid for three years, the AFRC fixed Rs. 35,000 for 258 engg. colleges while around 175 figured in the Rs. 35,000 and above category.
Officials, unwilling to be quoted, said that some colleges inflated their expenditure figures to seek a huge hike but the AFRC was harsh in its scrutiny and rejected the inflated claims outright.
Some of these managements have political affiliations and tried to influence the committee but only genuine cases were given an option for the hike.