Professional degree courses to get 10-15% dearer
Based on the recommendations of the state-level fee structure committee, the state government has hiked the fees in unaided private professional degree colleges by an average of 10% to 15% for the academic year 2015-16.The hiked fee was already provisionally implemented for the ongoing academic year so that students are not inconvenienced. The new fee structure has now been officially finalized by the state government and notified.
The 10-15% increase in fees is consistent with the hike during the recent years.The new fee structure has been approved for all years of the course for the students admitted to the first year of the professional institutes during 2015-16 and this structure is not likely to change as the students of this batch progress to the higher classes.The fee structure in Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna, has seen one of the biggest hikes at 45,000 for the first year as compared to 39,000 in 2014-15.
For the second year, the fee will go up to 49,000 for the second year, 53,000 for the third year and 57,000 for the final year, a hike from 43,000, 47,000 and 51,000, respectively, for the 2014-15 batch.
The first year fees to be charged in Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda will now be 38,000 as against 35,000 last year. For the second, third and final years, fees of 41,000, 44,000 and 47,000 will be charged, respectively, which is a hike of 3,000 as against the 2014-15 fees for each of the years.
In the case of Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao, a fee of 40,000, 45,000, 48,000 and 52,000 will be charged for the first, second, third and final years, respectively.
Only in case of Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Shiroda, the fee has not been hiked as the institute has been seeing a constant drop in demand for its seats in recent years.It’s fee has remained unchanged from 2012-13 at 32,000 for first year, 35,000 for the second year, 38,000 for the third year and 41,000 for the final year.
The 10 to 15% increase in fees is consistent with the hike during the recent years.