Colleges, govt to sign fee agreement today

Colleges, govt to sign fee agreement today

The colleges met officials on Tuesday and have finalised the draft of the consensual agreement.

Engineering colleges have been given two options: CET fee at Rs 30,000 and COMED-K fee at Rs 1.25 lakh, or CET fee at Rs 35,000 and COMED-K fee at Rs one lakh.

This formula was mooted by Higher Education Minister V S Acharya to incentivise colleges to lower the CET fee from last year.

While 45 per cent of the seats will be under the CET quota, 55 per cent of the seats will be offered under the COMED-K/management quota. Over and above this, a five percent supernumerary quota mandated by the AICTE will be offered under CET quota for free to poor students.

There will be no change in fee for both medical and dental colleges, with minor changes in the seat-sharing ratio.

For medical colleges, 40 per cent of the seats will come under the government (CET) quota, while 60 per cent of seats will come under the COMED-K/management quota.

Medical seats will be charged Rs 42,000 under the government quota, and Rs 3.25 lakh under the management quota. Last year, the seat-sharing ratio was 42:58.

Dental colleges will part with 20 per cent of their seats to the government (CET) quota, leaving 80 per cent of seats under COMED-K/management quota. Dental seats will be charged a fee of Rs 32,000 under CET and Rs 2.3 lakh under the management quota.

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