Hyderabad: The suspense over the hike in fee for engineering courses has finally come to an end on Saturday with the engineering colleges have agreed to the proposal made by Telangana State Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee (TSAFRC) to increase the fee temporarily.
The association of the engineering colleges had agreed to the proposal of the committee to increase the fee by 15 to 20 percent. The committee also proposed to increase the fee by the colleges, which are currently charging Rs.50,000 by 15 percent. It also told the association that it would finalize the final fee structure in a month’s time.
The committee has urged the association to extend their support for holding engineering admission counseling prompting the engineering colleges to agree for the temporary rise. The decision also paved way for the commencement of web option procedure by the engineering seat aspirants from July 1, 2019.
Students associations stage dharnas
The decision to hike engineering courses fee by TSAFRC (Telangana State Admissions And Fee Regulatory Authority) prompted a flash agitation by various students organizations in the State. The activists of different students’ bodies held a dharna before Visweswaraiah Bhavan at Khairatabad here. The agitation by the students organization has witnessed tense moments at the Visweswaraiah Bhavan.
Meanwhile, the Association of Engineering Colleges met with the officials of the committee to discuss the proposed fee hike. The association has demanded that the committee hike the Engineering courses fee by 30 percent in the current academic year.