Govt shocks students with a sharp fee hike
It can be termed the most unkindest cut on the part of the government in the professional college admission history of the state. In a brazen and bizarre act, the state government has hiked by over four times the fees in the self-financing engineering colleges under it and the universities, putting to shame the recent attempts of the private managements to marginally increase their fees for this year.
After the increase, the fee for engineering in 50% government seats in these colleges would be Rs. 25,000/- compared to Rs. 6200/- in 2008. The fee in management seats would continue to be Rs.65000/- as in 2008.
The fee for MBBS at the two colleges in this category (CMC Kochi, AMS Pariyaram) would be Rs.25,000/- for BPL category (10 seats), Rs.40,000/- for SEBC (13 seats) and Rs.90,000/- for state merit seats. It would be Rs.4,50,000/- for the 35% Management seats. In 2008, the fee in the 50% government quota was Rs.25,000/- and that for the management seats was Rs.4,35,000/-
For BDS, the fee at Pariyaram Dental College would be Rs.23,000/- for BPL category (6 seats), Rs.39,000/- for SEBC (8 seats) and Rs.88,000/- for state merit. The fee would be Rs.2,80,000/- for management seats in this college. In 2008, the fee was Rs.23,000/- in government seats and Rs.2,80,000/- in management seats