Make fee report public, demand engg colleges

At a meeting of the Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA) on Tuesday, the managements resolved that they would not hold a meeting with the State government unless the contents of the Fee Regulatory Committee report is made public.

The report, prepared by Justice B Padmaraj, has calculated the fee to be charged by each engineering college after looking into the finances of the colleges. KUPECA and former MP R Jalappa have filed petitions in the High Courtseeking that the report be made public. The case is expected to come up for hearing on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the State government has indicated that it is ready to make the contents of the report public.

As of now, the State government has offered colleges an option to either implement the Fee Regulatory Committee report, or sign a consensual agreement with the State government to offer courses under CET quota in two slabs: at Rs 35,000 for regular students, and Rs 30,000 for poor and meritorious students. Engineering colleges have demanded at least Rs 50,000 fee for CET seats.

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