Fee structure of engineering colleges in Telangana announced

As web counselling for engineering seats in Telangana has begun, the state government on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, issued orders fixing fee structure for 179 engineering colleges in the state.

After three years, the Telangana Admissions Fee Regulatory Committee (TAFRC) revised the fee structure for the block period 2016-2019 for all engineering colleges with the average fee going up by nearly Rs 8,000. As per the government order, the Rs 1 lakh mark has been crossed by four institutions: Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet (Rs 1.13 lakh), Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (Rs 1.05 lakh), Vardhaman College of Engineering (Rs 1.05 lakh) and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Gandipet (Rs 1 lakh).

While 14 colleges have fee structure above Rs 80,000, the fees for the majority of colleges is fixed in the bracket of Rs 35,000 to Rs 80,000. The colleges which have the lowest fee in Telangana are Aurobindo Institute of Engineering (Rs 35,000), Bandari Srinivas Institute of Technology (Rs 36,000), DRK College of Engineering and Technology (Rs 37,000), Vidya Bharati Institute of Technology (Rs 38,000) and Nizam Institute of Engineering and Technology Rs 39,000).

Apart from the fee fixed by the TAFRC, aspirants seeking admissions into engineering colleges will additionally have to pay Rs 3,000 per annum towards tuition fee, Rs 2,000 per annum towards admission /registration / recognition fee, Rs 1,000 per annum towards special services, Rs 1,500 per annum towards common service fee and Rs 1000 per annum towards library and laboratory deposit by way of refundable caution deposits at the time of admission as one-time payment.Although the government has instructed the institutions not to charge any additional amount apart from the one fixed by the TAFRC, there are few engineering colleges which are issuing public notices in the newspaper. For example, despite fixing the fee at Rs 86,000 for Vasavi College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, the management issued a notification in one of the newspapers on Tuesday stating, ‘Candidates who intend to opt and join Vasavi College of Engineering are hereby notified that in case the tuition fee is less than Rs 1.60 lakh, the institution will seek legal remedies and the fee that will be notified by the TAFRC or the government will be subject to the result of the remedies going to be pursued by Vasavi College of Engineering.’

According to sources, other colleges also intend to issue similar notices and seek legal route against the fee structure fixed by the TAFRC.

For more details kindly refer to the attached government order.

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