No scope for revision of fee for professional courses: K C Reddy

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Hyderabad, Jun 12 (UNI) Allaying the fears of students and their parents, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education Chairman K C Reddy today made it clear that there was no scope for upward revision of fees for engineering, medicine and management courses.

Addressing a press conference here, after a meeting of the Andhra Pradesh Fee Revision Committee (AFRC) to consider the demand of professional colleges, he said any hike in the fees would not be possible before three years, after the last revision in 2006-07.

However, the AFRC would consider a nominal hike taking into consideration the rise in inflation and announce its decision in the next ten days. The counselling for the professional courses would start from July 10.

Removing misapprehensions in the minds of the students on admission to the newly-started three Indian Institutes of Information Techology, he said globally-popular 'grading on the curve' system was adopted to avoid students of selected top schools cornering all the seats.

Counselling for admissions to the prestigious institutes at Basara, Idupalapaya and Nuzivedu would start from June 21, he informed.

The top performers in each school would get a higher grade and even those who had secured a relatively lesser mark would get admissions.

Toppers in each district would be admitted from the 'extranumeral' seats, he said, adding that the admission process would be changed next year to improve the selection process.

Speaking after participating in a workshop with educationists, including Vice-Chancellors and former Vice-Chancellors of various universities, Prof Reddy said the curriculum of undergraduate courses would be upgraded by including job-fetching features like imparting computer skills to students from this acedemic year.

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