PUDUCHERRY:Fee Committee chairman S Rajeswaran has said that the committee would look into complaints of overcharging by self financing professional colleges. The committee will inquire with colleges and seek all details of fee collected by the colleges. If any college is found overcharging, action would be taken, he said
Earlier on Wednesday president of the Pondicherry State Students and Parents Welfare Association V Balasubramanian urged the chairman of the fee committee constituted to fix fees for private professional colleges to initiate stringent action against the colleges which violate the guidelines prescribed by the committee.
In a memorandum submitted to the chairman Justice (Retd) Rajeswaran, who took up the exercise of fee fixation of 16 engineering, eight nursing colleges and other colleges, Balasubramanian said that it has already been brought to the notice of the chairman that the private engineering colleges are overcharging beyond the fee fixed by the committee.
He said that some engineering colleges which is supposed to collect From Rs 26,000 to Rs 33,000 towards fees are collecting from Rs 75,000 to Rs 1,00,000 under the head other fees.
Balasubramanian also pointed out that some private engineering colleges are not allowing the second ,third and fourth year students who delayed the payment of their tuition fees, to sit for the practical examination and also not giving the university hall ticket for examinations. He also said that there is no response though complaints were registered with proper authorities.