After a number of twists and turns, allegations and disagreements, the state government has finally come up with a finalized fee structure for the seats in the private engineering colleges in the state.
According to the sources, the first year engineering fee for the academic year 2012-13, has been fixed at 35,000 for 578 engineering colleges which submitted undertakings to the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) and higher education department accepting the earlier agreement on fee structure.
In the rest of the 67 top notch colleges, which are paying the salaries to the lectures as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, each seat would cost anywhere between Rs 51,800 and Rs 1.05 lakh.
Among all the colleges the city based Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) will have the highest fee structure of Rs 1.05 lakh, followed by Vasavi Engineering College, Ibrahimpatnam with Rs 98,700, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology 88,900 and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology with Rs 84,600.
Few other colleges which would have high fee structure include Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal (Rs 95,000), Muffakam Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Banjara Hills (Rs 83,600) and MVSR Engineering College, Nadergul, Ranga Reddy district (Rs 82,400).
According to the previous order of Supreme Court, the fee should be same for both convenor quota and management quota seats. And the government is planning to implement strict procedure for the admissions of management quota seats, said the sources.