New Delhi: The report of Justice Srikrishna Commission that recommends fixing the minimum annual fee for self-financing BTech/BE courses at Rs 79,000 up to Rs 1.89 lakh has been approved by the executive committee of the All India Council of Technical Education. This has been handed over to the Ministry of Education.
The final decision could be made only after getting the approval of the central ministry and the state governments. Recommendations like this have been made for various other courses too.
The AICTE is revamping their fee structure almost after seven years. This time, a minimum fee too has been recommended. In 2015, the AICTE had fixed the maximum fee at Rs 1.44 – 1.58 lakh for the BTech/BE courses. Last year, the fees in Kerala were lesser than these amounts. There are four types of tuition fee in the colleges managed by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges Managements Association. Rs 50,000 was the fee for the stipulated number of government seats and Rs 75,000 for the rest. Meanwhile, the fee for the management seats was Rs 1.20 – 1.24 lakh and Rs 1.75 lakh for the NRI seats.
In the colleges run by the Catholic managements, uniform fee of Rs 75,000 was charged for all the seats except the NRI seats. Besides, Rs 1 lakh had to be paid as interest – less deposit. For the NRI seats, the annual fee is Rs 4.4 lakh (6000 dollars). The same fee structure was followed in the autonomous colleges too. The three-year fee contract between the Catholic managements and the government is valid for the upcoming academic year (2022 – 23) too.