Hyderabad: Another fee revision for professional courses is on the cards for the coming academic year (2016-17) in Telangana State.
TS government had effected a steep hike in MBBS/ BDS fees for the
current academic year (2015-16) and it’s now the turn of other
professional courses such as engineering, MBA, MCA, B.Ed, Pharmacy, Law
etc., for a fee hike.
The hike will vary from college to college
based on the availability of qualified faculty and infrastructure
facilities in colleges and the expenditure the managements have incurred
The managements of these professional colleges have been
seeking fee hikes ranging from 10 per cent to 30 per cent for these
courses from 2016-17. The fee revision is due for 2016-17 since the fee
was last revised three years ago, in undivided AP in 2013-14.
Fees should be revised every 3 years
per existing norms, the fees for professional courses has to be revised
every three years based on inflation, income and expenditure
statements of colleges. This will be the first fee revision to be
effected by the TS government for professional courses other than
medical / dental courses.
TS government has constituted an Admissions and Fee Regulatory
Committee, headed by retired High Court judge Justice P. Swaroop Reddy,
to make recommendations on the fee revision.
“Majority of the
colleges want a hike of 30 per cent while those with deficiencies in
qualified faculty and infrastructure facilities seek a 10 per cent hike.
We will submit the proposals to the committee once the notification is
issued, which is expected in a week,” said Mr Ramesh Nimmatoori of the
Consortium of Telangana State Professional Colleges Associations.
committee had written to the government in October urging it to issue a
notification inviting fee revision proposals from colleges. However,
the government had asked the committee to wait since the full-fledged
committee comprising 11 members was yet to be formed.
the Higher Education department said the committee had written again to
the state government last week stating that any more delay in issuing
the notification would delay the fee fixation process affecting the
admission schedule in 2016-17 since counselling for admissions could not
be conducted till the fee was finalised.
The committee brought to
the notice of the government that since it had to decide college-wise
fees by examining the proposals and audited financial statements of
every college, it may take around six months to complete the process.
suggested that it would be better if the notification was issued at the
earliest and give about two months time for the colleges to submit
their proposals for which there was no need for having a full-fledged
AFRC.It added that the government could appoint a full-fledged
committee by February when it would need to examine the proposals of the