Press Esc to close
Tuesday 04 August 2015
News updated at 12:13 AM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 20°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

'Govt guilty of aiding private colleges in fleecing students'

Bangalore, December 17, 2013, DHNS:

The BJP said on Tuesday that the government, having introduced several Bhagya schemes such as Anna Bhagya, Ksheera Bhagya, etc, should also consider a new ‘Fee Bhagya’ scheme to ‘compensate’ the tuition fees of students pursuing professional courses, and also assure them a seat in good colleges, based on the aspirants’ merit. 

Addressing reporters, BJP spokesperson C T Ravi made this sarcastic comment after criticising the government for assisting the private professional colleges lobby in conducting “daylight robbery” by implementing the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act 2006. Former higher education minister Ravi said that as per the Act, the government will lose complete control over private unaided medical and engineering colleges, which will exploit the situation to make money with the varied fee structure. He said that with close to 75,000 engineering seats in 210 colleges to be filled under Comed-K (Consortium of Medical, Engineering, Dental colleges-Karnataka), it is all but evident that a lot of meritorious students will be forced to fend for themselves.

“With the government planning to introduce a varied fee structure, depending on the infrastructure of the particular college, a lot of lower and middle-class students may have to forgo their seats due to the likely hike in fees in the more popular and better colleges. How does the government intend to protect the interests of this section of students?” he said.

He said the government was unilaterally taking a decision in haste to implement the Act, without considering the widespread repercussions. At present time, there are only 12 government engineering colleges, nine government-aided engineering colleges, 10 government medical colleges and two government dental colleges, he explained. 

“The rest of the colleges are under the Comed-K. We already know how the Comed-K examinations are functioning, with several allegations of seat blocking and an extremely lopsided fee structure,” he said and appealed to the government to call for an all-party meeting and for student unions to discuss the issue, before implementing the Act.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523