Private engg colleges turn down CM's offer

On Thursday, Yeddyurappa had suggested a fee of Rs 35,000, a slight increase from the earlier Rs 32,500. However, PES Director D Jawahar, who was part of Thursday’s meeting, said that he would call an all-member meeting and  communicate their acceptance or otherwise to the Government.

“The Government should either go by the Padmaraj Committee recommendations or let us fix the fee at Rs 50,000.”

Sources in the Government claimed that the issue was solved. An official announcement about the fixation of the fee at Rs 35,000 might be made on Saturday.

The Government, the sources said, will provide a subsidy of Rs 5,000 for poor students who are among the first 25,000 ranks. The subsidy last year was, however, Rs 10,000.

The subsidy, they noted, can be availed by those students, the annual income of whose parents is less than Rs 2.5 lakh.

For the engineering category, the seat matrix is 45:55 (Government, Comed-K quota). The private colleges have agreed to this.

However, some of the private colleges which are not satisfied with the new fees have approached the court.

For engineering courses, the private managements are insisting that the recommendations of the Padmaraj Committee be implemented.

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