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Government to fix fee of private colleges in Indore


Indore: In a major relief to students, state government has decided to regulate fees charged by private colleges offering traditional and professional courses. A decision to this effect was taken by a standing committee of vice-chancellors of the state university on Friday.

A formal approval on the standing committee’s decision will be obtained from coordination committee after which the Department of Higher Education would itself decide or rope in fee regulatory committee to fix fees of courses of higher learning.

“There is a huge difference among fee structures of the same course in different colleges. The DHE took a notice of this and decided to regulate college fees,” Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) vice-chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad said who attended the standing committee meeting held in Bhopal.

Fee of BBA course at a B-school in Indore is Rs 12000 per year while fee of the same course at a leading B-school is about Rs 90000, said Indore division additional director (higher education) RS Verma.

He said that such disparity would be addressed by DHE. Dhakad said that the fee fixation by the state government is likely to come into force from session 2017-18.

Currently, fee of some courses including engineering, medical and BEd course is fixed by state government through admission and fee regulatory committee (AFRC). Now, it will decide fee structures of traditional courses.