Bangalore University, has decided to increase the fee for postgraduate courses at its affiliated college of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE).
For the first time in 20 years, university has decided to increase the fees.
The fees for postgraduate courses would be increased from Rs 26,940/- to Rs 50,000/-. UVCE offers M.E (Master in Engineering) in 24 branches. Seats in UVCE will be filled by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). It offers 400 PG and 600 UG seats. It had a record of 100% in placements.
In a meeting, Vice-Chancellor, Dr B Thimme Gowda said that the university has decided to revise the fees. The university will submit a proposal to the state government in a couple of days.
Dr KR Venugopal, principal of UVCE, said, "We don't receive funds from the state government except for the salaries. We need to increase the fees to develop the college and pursue research."
Students are not happy with the fee hike. UVCE is a government college which is known to offer quality education to the students. It has a history of more than 97 years in serving the students.