EAMCET Counselling was the most awaited session for all candidates expecting their admissions in top colleges of Hyderabad. Well, it was time to start the counselling for now, yet the cabinet panel to decide Hike in fee structure for Engineering before Counselling is conducted.
The deadlock on EAMCET engineering counselling is unlikely to be resolved soon as the final decision for a revised fee-structure has been referred to a nine-member cabinet committee by the chief minister. On adverse to the governments statement on starting the counselling by 6th of August, the officials say that a final decision will be reached only by August 10 and counselling may be delayed to mid of august.
The petition which was filed by the state was later dismissed by the apex court on Wednesday. Further, the government had to decide on a uniform fee-structure for 240 private colleges which had applied for free revision. But, still it is students who have been loosing their precious time till the government brings out a decision.
According to the court's decision, all individual colleges will have to implement uniform fee for 70% 'category A' seats and 30% 'category B' seats. The admissions will continue as per EAMCET rankings for 'category A' seats and intermediate marks and performance in EAMCET for 'category B' seats. The colleges may also hike fee for 5% NRI quota seats by up to 2 lakh per annum.
The General Secretary of the Consortium of Engineering and Private College Managements Association (CEPCMA) K.V.K Rao said "There was no clarity on whether the government will revise the fee for the 470 colleges which did not apply for the fee revision. Also, if the 133 colleges which are said to have submitted complete details regarding infrastructure and faculty details are allowed to increase the fee beyond Rs. 50,200 the remaining 107 colleges will also demand a revision of the fee".
However, yet to wait for the final decision. But, how would this react on students and their admissions? For more updates keep visiting.