Mumbai: Panel set up to study college fee issue amid COVID-19

PTIUpdated: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 09:49 AM IST
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The Maharashtra government has set up a committee to study the issue of fees charged by colleges amid the coronavirus outbreak.

As per a government resolution (GR) issued on Thursday, the committee under Fee Regulatory Authority secretary Chintamani Joshi will submit its recommendations within a month after studying the fees charged by universities, government-run as well as aided-unaided colleges for conventional and professional courses.

An official said the decision to set up the committee was taken in a meeting between minister for state for higher and technical education Uday Samant and vice-chancellors in March.

The GR said students and parents have demanded that college fees be reduced due to the pandemic, while educational institutions have opposed such a move.

The 5-member committee will come up with an amicable solution, the official said.

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