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AP Engineering colleges reduces fee for B.Tech courses admissions

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AP Engg colleges reduces fee for B.Tech
Around 195 Engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh reduces the fee for B.Tech courses admissions for the year 2013-14. All the colleges have reduced fee from Rs 35,000/- per annum to Rs 30,000/-.

In 434 colleges, fees have been fixed between Rs 35,000 and Rs 1.13 lakh per annum. Almost 19 colleges have not fixed fees, which means they would be barred from providing admissions.

While Rs 35,000 fee was fixed for 258 engineering colleges, only 176 colleges could secure the fees of over Rs 35,000.

Only two colleges in the entire state could secure the fees of over Rs 1lakh per annum - CBIT-Gandipet (Rs 1,13,300) and Vasavi-Ibrahimpatnam (Rs1,09,300).

State government issued orders notifying the fee structure for 629 engineering colleges based on the demand submitted by the Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC).

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.

The government has penalised 195 colleges by slashing their fees to Rs 30,000, for failing to provide financial details of their income and expenditure as sought by the AFRC.

Many colleges have decided to file petitions in the AP High Court on Monday against the "unscientific methods" adopted by the AFRC in determining the fees.

Admissions will begin after the High Court disposes of the petition before it challenges the government to make the online counseling mandatory for management quota.

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 the data given by the colleges is found to be incorrect, then fees 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).

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