Bengaluru sources have stated that engineering seat aspirants can heave a sigh of relief as there will be no increase in fees for the 2017–18 academic year. Medical seat aspirants, however, will have to wait and watch as there is still no clarity on the fee structure.
Meanwhile Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayaraddi said on Tuesday the State government would not hike the fees in government and private engineering colleges this year. Although private engineering college managements had sought a 10% hike in fees, the Higher Education Department rejected their demand.
It was stated that for the 2016–17 academic year, the engineering fees in
government colleges was 18,090 a year and 49,500 or 55,000 a year for
government quota seats in private colleges. Similarly, the fee for COMEDK quota
seats in private colleges was 1.7 lakh or 1.21 lakh.
Meanwhile Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash R. Patil said they had still not finalized the fees for medical seats. “We have to work out the modalities before we sign a consensual agreement with the college managements". Last year, the fees for government medical seats were 16,700, while it was 77,500 for government-quota medical seats and 5.75 lakh for COMEDK seats.