Pvt colleges violating agreement, demanding extra fee: Students

Pvt colleges violating agreement, demanding extra fee: Students

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2016-07-11 17:48 Bengaluru: The tussle over fee fixation for engineering, medical, and dental seats in private colleges is not finished yet.Students allotted seats in private colleges have been complaining to the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) over the extra fee being demanded by some medical colleges, which is over and above the consensual fee structure agreed upon between the government and the private colleges’ association.According to KEA officials, July 8 was the last date of the first round of seat allotment. Students who were allotted seats in this round are alleging that colleges are charging a hefty amount as an extra fee over and above the CET fee structure.Students are claiming that managements of private medical colleges are demanding between Rs50,000 to Rs1.25 lakh per seat. As per the consensual agreement, Rs77,500 has been fixed as the annual fee for the government quota seats in the private medical colleges. But now colleges are demanding nearly double the amount as the extra fee.With the KEA not having jurisdiction to deal with the complaints and the state government yet to set up a fee overseeing committee, students are left with no option but wait.