As per sources, the revision in the fee structure has resulted following a recommendation by the director of technical education for an increase in fees charged for various courses conducted in government and aided engineering colleges and fine arts colleges under the department.
As per the government order, the fee structure for M.Tech (regular) has been hike from Rs 12,000/- per year to Rs 15,725. The fee structure for M.Tech (evening) has been hike from Rs 12,000 per year to Rs 15,725 from this academic year.
There is also a hike in B.Tech fees. While the fee for B.Tech (regular) has been hike from Rs 5,565 per year to Rs 8,225 this academic year, the fee for B.Tech (evening) has been hike from Rs 12,000 per year to Rs 18,000 this academic year.
The hike in fee will be applicable to nine government colleges and three private aided colleges.
A total of 153 engineering colleges in the state with a total sanctioned intake of 48,988 seats of which 141 are self-financing colleges. The sanctioned intake of government colleges during 2012 was 3,236 (6.6%) seats, and aided colleges are 1,566 (3.2%) seats.
Though there is a hike of 20 to 25 % in fees, which includes admission fee, tuition fee and special fee, it is much lower than the fees paid by students in private engineering colleges.
While a student admitting under government quota in a private engineering college has to pay Rs 65,000 per year, those who seek admission under the management quota have to pay anything between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.24 lakh a year.
Also, fees for Fine arts courses have also been hiked.
Increased Fee Structure:
- M.Tech (Regular): Rs 12,000/- to Rs 15,725/-
- M.Tech (Evening): Rs 31,330/- to Rs 46,950/-
- B.Tech (Regular): Rs 5,565/- to Rs 8,225/-
- B.Tech (Evening): Rs 12,000/- to Rs 18,000/-
- BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts): Rs 1,910/- to Rs 2,675/-
- MFA (Master of Fine Arts): Rs 7,300/- to Rs 7,850/-