UP govt hikes course fee of aided engineering colleges

UP govt hiked fee of various courses in aided engineering colleges from the current academic session.

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday hiked fee of various courses in aided engineering colleges in the state from the current academic session.

As per the decision taken by the cabinet, Rs 40,000 per year per student has been fixed for B Tech, B Arch and B Pharma courses as against the earlier fee of Rs 25,000, an official spokesman said here.
For post graduate courses - including MCA, MBA and M
Tech - Rs 25,000 per year would be charged as against Rs
17,000 fee fixed earlier.

For students taking admission under NRI quota, maximum
fees will be USD 7,000 per year as against the earlier fee
structure of USD 5,000.

The students will be required to pay an additional Rs 5,000 as caution money which will be refundable after completion of the course. "The new structure does not include examination and hostel fees," the spokesman said.
While hostel fees would be fixed by the executive council
of the colleges, Technical University will decide the
examination fee.

"The new structure will be applicable for students taking
admission in the current academic session. It will also be
applicable for those who either failed or were unable to
appear in the examination and are again taking admission in
first semester," the spokesman said. Last time fee of government aided colleges was hiked in the 2003.
"Keeping in mind the rate of inflation in the last seven
years, increase in cost of equipments and other resources and
financial burden created in the wake of sixth pay commission
the government has decided to revise the fee structure," he