With the Department of Higher Education issuing a GO finalising tuition fee for UG engineering courses in private unaided institutions in the state for 2013-14 to 2015-16 academic years, one stumbling block for commencement of counselling for admission to engineering colleges has been removed.
Admissions will begin after the High Court disposes of the petition before it challenging the government making online counselling mandatory for management quota. According to the GO, the minimum fee is fixed at Rs 30,000 per annum and the maximum at Rs 1,13,300 for Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet.
The AFRC has fixed Rs 30,000 as the tuition fee for 195 colleges, which did not submit their audit reports to AFRC, on ad-hoc basis and asked them to submit reports by September 30.
In all, 434 colleges submitted audit reports, but the AFRC had fixed Rs 35,000 per annum tuition fee for as many as 259 colleges because it was not satisfied with the claims of the colleges.
For the remaining 175 colleges, the tuition fee is fixed between Rs 35,500 and Rs 1,13,300. Two colleges -- Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam district and Sri Kottam Tulasi Reddy Memorial Institute of Technology, Mahabubngar district, got Rs 35,500 per annum tuition fee. The highest fee is fixed for CBIT which had a fee of Rs 1,05,500 per annum in the previous year.
However, the Higher Education department clearly mentioned that they have fixed these tuition fee on the basis of reports submitted by the colleges, which is subject to physical verification. If it is found that the data given by the colleges was incorrect, the fee will be revised downwards later.
The present fee structure finalised by the AFRC will be forwarded to all the universities in the state and as well to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Besides CBIT, the Vasavi Engineering College, Hyderabad is the only college to cross the one lakh mark in tuition fee wich is put at Rs 1,09,300 per annum.
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology has got third best fee with Rs 97,500. During last year, the AFRC had fixed the tuition fee of 85 colleges between 50,200 and Rs 1,05,500 per annum and the fee for all the remaining colleges was fixed at Rs 35,000 per annum.