BENGALURU: Over 15 private pre-university colleges, which are getting grant-in-aid from the Karnataka government, are applying for its withdrawal. The number of such colleges in the state is increasing and a majority of them are from Bengaluru.
According to lecturers and department officials, colleges are eying higher fee that they can charge if they stop getting aid. “College managements believe that they can get Rs 1 lakh per admission in unaided section,” said Thimmaiah Purle, president of Karnataka State Pre University College Teachers Association.
According to sources from the Department of Pre University Education, at least 300 lecturers may become jobless. In some private PU colleges, the salaries of half of their teachers is paid by the government. In some cases, the salaries of all the teachers in a college are paid by the government. Such colleges are private-aided.