Union government of india suddenly  fixes for the first time minimum and maximum annual fee slabs for engineering, management courses

The minimum annual fee for an engineering course has been fixed at Rs 68,000 per annum. Maximum annual fee fixed at Rs 1.4-Rs 1.8 lakh for three-year and four-year programmes.

BJP led education ministry has accepted the All India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) recommendation of having a minimum annual fee at nearly Rs 68,000 for an engineering course in India, according to sources 

This is after suggestions on fixing a limit for minimum and maximum fee were given as part of a panel report by the AICTE. The council has now written to all state and union territory governments for its implementation.

According to the panel report,, the minimum annual fee for a three-year diploma course in engineering is Rs 67,900, while the maximum annual fee is Rs 1,40,900. 

For a four-year degree programme in engineering, the minimum fee has been fixed at Rs 79,600 per annum and the maximum has been capped at Rs 1,89,800.

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Above is 2021-2022 fees structure and If new fees structure gets implemented in Tamilnadu , then 44% Hike is imminent for approx 2 lakhs Engineering course aspirants

For a post graduate programme in engineering, the fee range has been capped at Rs 1,41,200 to Rs 3,04,000. For a PG programme in management, the minimum and maximum range have been fixed at Rs 85,000 and Rs 1,95,200 respectively.

Tamilnadu current which is the second in the country runs highest Engineering and mangement programme fees particulars 

The panel also has suggested minimum and maximum fees for various technical institutes, including engineering and technology, management, applied arts and crafts, planning and MCA.

Confirming the development, Member Secretary of AICTE, Rajive Kumar, told , “The panel report was accepted by the ministry early this week and we have already written to state and union territories to start implementing the fee structure.”

“It is now up to the states to review the suggestions and decide a fee structure accordingly, since each state also has its own fee review committee,” he added.

For the panel report, AICTE had received comments from Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

AICTE had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Justice Srikrishna, a former Supreme Court judge, to review existing fee structure and fix norms as well as guidelines for charging tuition and other costs. 

The committee had submitted its report in August 2021. The same was circulated to different states and union territories for their views.

After receiving the views of states and UTs, and reviewing all aspects, the report was finally submitted to the Ministry of Education.

While the maximum fee slab was fixed once earlier, this is the first time that suggestions for a minimum fee had been given.

Socila media bloggers especialy parents  angrily reacted with Eductaion ministry move of hiking the prices for various courses that been monitores under AICTE