The Kerala Government has decided to raise the fees for seats under Government quota in private engineering colleges in 2012. The Kerala Self- financing Engineering College Managements’ Association, which possesses 93 private engineering colleges & the Kerala Christian Catholic Engineering College Managements’ Association which has 12 approved colleges under it have responded favorably to reserve 50 percent of the seats under the government quota in the new academic year with the condition of increase in fee.
T.A Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala Self –financing Engineering College Managements’ Association informed that the management will soon sign a deal with the government in this regard. He further informed that the government has sent consent to fix Rs 40,000 as the annual fee for the half the students who have taken admission under government quota in self financing colleges. The fee for the rest of the seats will be Rs. 65,000. The maximum amount of fee for 50 percent of the management seats will be Rs. 99,000 & students who will get admission under this category will have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 25, 000. Students under NRI quota will have to give annual fee of Rs. 1.5 lakh. They also have to bear Rs. 1.5 lakh as refundable deposit & Rs. 25,000 as special fee.
He also said that the association had expressed their desire for getting government cooperation about well timed completion of admission procedure before June 30. The management also had requested for the remission of fees for government quota candidates.
Mr. Vijayan further provided the information that on previous year 8,000 seats remained unoccupied in colleges affiliated to the association because students, who had enrolled into management seats, shifted to the government seats.
This year it will be convenient for students to get admission under government quota as Kerala Christian Catholic Engineering College Managements Association has set aside 50 percent of its seats in its granted colleges as government quota. But the students have to pay a fee of Rs. 75,000 to avail this opportunity.
The association owns about 4,800 seats in its 12 engineering colleges. Fifty percent of these total seats can be obtainable under the allocation process of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations this time.