Express News Service |  June 10, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

At least, 22 colleges have now revised their fees according to the government rules and the change has been notified to all parents and students through the CAP committee’s official website on Thursday.
Acting upon complaints of parents and education activists about irregular fees being charged by junior colleges, deputy director of education has sent letters to all junior colleges asking them to explain their fees for first-year junior college (FYJC) admissions.

At least, 22 colleges have now revised their fees according to the government rules and the change has been notified to all parents and students through the CAP committee’s official website on Thursday. While in many colleges the change is as minor as Rs 200-400 reduction in annual fees, in some colleges, the change is a whopping 25 per cent reduction in overall fees.

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Meenakshi Raut, Assistant Director of Education, Pune who issued the letter said, “All students seeking FYJC admissions in Pune have been given an information booklet where along with college code, complete information of courses and fees are printed. However, we started receiving lots of complaints from both parents and students that the fees printed are quite high compared to last year’s fees of the college. The junior colleges are allowed to hike up to 15 per cent fees once in two years and that’s why we asked all junior colleges to explain the fee hike.” After the letter was issued, about 22 junior colleges have replied to her office.