Telangana hikes BTech, BE fees for 159 private unaided engineering colleges

Telangana Engineering College Fee Hike: Highest fee of Rs 1.6 lakh was fixed for Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology followed by CVR College of Engineering.

Telangana hikes BTech, BE fees for 159 private unaided engineering colleges Telangana engineering college fee structure revised (Image: Shutterstock)
Anu Parthiban | Oct 20, 2022 - 3:27 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Telangana government has approved the fee-hike for BTech and BE courses in private unaided engineering institutions in the state for a period 2022-25. The fee has been increased for 159 engineering colleges in the state according to the recommendation by the Telangana admission and fee regulatory committee (TAFRC).

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The highest fee of Rs 1.6 lakh per academic year was fixed for Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Gandipet. Followed by CVR College of Engineering at Rs 1.5 lakh per annum and Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet at Rs 1.4 lakh. Several other colleges also saw an significant hike in fees.

Telangana engineering college fees revised

The fee regulatory has fixed an extra amount of Rs 3,000 per annum from students over and above the tuition fee for these professional courses. In addition, the committee has also resolved to fix the amount under various heads of the academic year 2022-23 to 2024-25 towards special fees.

Under the special fees, students will have to pay Rs 2,000 as a one-time payment at the time of admission, registration. Of the Rs 2,000, “Rs 500 shall be remitted by the institution to the university concerned and the remaining Rs 1,500 shall be retained by the institution”, the order said.

In addition, Rs 1,000 will be collected from the students under special services every year. Students will also have to pay Rs 1,500 for common services such as examination related, academic audit, curriculum revision, staff training, coordination meeting, university website maintenance and development.

An extra amount of Rs 1,000 for library and laboratory combined will also be collected at the time of admission.

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Telangana engineering institutions have also been directed to collect annual tuition fee every year in advance either in lump sum or in installments.

“The university shall not charge any capitation fee or any amount illegally under any other head or guise,” the government order read.

The institutions were informed that “the fixation of the fee structure by the committee will not by itself enable or permit the managements to run the relevant courses in their institutions, if they are not otherwise duly recognised by the government, AICTE or concerned university.”

It further said that the fee structure has been revised as per the details provided by the institutions and is subject to physical verification. “If it is found that any of the data given by the institution is not correct, fees shall be revised at a later date and the university will be informed,” the notice read.

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