Many students have informed the KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) that they are not financially healthy to pay the fee as demanded by the College Managements. According to KEA officials, 16 candidates have already surrendered their engineering seats.
The Director of KEA V.Rashmi said"It is really a bad stage, but KEA has no power to take actions against such colleges of Excess fee". Tuesday the 31st of July was the last day for candidates to report the colleges where they have been allotted seats. Most candidates have paid the demanded amount to the colleges.
A student who got admissions in the RV College of engineering says "We have no other choice but to pay the fee demanded by the college management, because if we lose the seat then we need to wait for one more year. Who knows what would be the fee these colleges will demand for after one more year".
A committed headed by P.Venkataramaiah which overseas admissions at professional colleges also received complaints regarding the same. Venkataramaiah says that "We received some complaints. The demand by colleges is unreasonable; hence they must act according the consensual agreement as signed by them".
Students have been surrendering just in a fear of loosing a precious one year time. But, this act might bring in more pressure in other students and their parents as well. What if the demand of college management increase? Will students be able to study engineering? This might decrease the interest and scope of engineering in students not just in India but students from other countries who wish to study Engineering in India too.