37 engineering colleges to be blacklisted

Published: 02nd February 2013 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2013 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

As many as 37 engineering colleges in the state will be derecognised for demanding excess fee for BE admissions in 2012.

Minister for Higher Education C T Ravi told reporters here on Friday that a report has been submitted by the one-man regulatory commission for admissions headed by Prof Venkataramaiah. It clearly indicates that private engineering colleges violated the consensual agreement on charging fees. Excess fee ranging from `5,000 to `80,000 was demanded from first year BE students on the pretext of library, internet, laptop and miscellaneous items. These institutions have been categorised into three groups. The institutions that charged excessive fees have been blacklisted, he added.

Ravi also stated that minority colleges in linguistic and religionist groups have been flouting rules of admission and seats of professional courses are up for sale.  The decision on the fee structure and seat matrix between private college managements and the government will be taken before February 8. “The CET counselling and seat selection process will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority for BE seats. For MBBS and BDS courses, the decision will be taken after the SC verdict on Tuesday,” Ravi said. The announcement of the CET 2013 date has been delayed, he added.

He claimed that the state government has approved 13 private universities owing to the global demand for higher education, he added.

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