AP professional colleges to shutdown from Feb 16 over fee row

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Hyderabad, Feb 11 (PTI) The managements ofprofessional colleges in Andhra Pradesh today said they willshutdown their institutes from February 16 to protest theState Government''s refusal to release the full amount for thetuition fees reimbursement for backward class students.

The representatives of the managements helddiscussions with the Ministers after which they expresseddissatisfaction over the Government''s readiness to releaseonly Rs 600 crore while the amount to be paid was over Rs3,000 crore.

"The talks have failed. We decided to go ahead withour plan to shutdown the colleges from February 16. We willreconsider our stand only if the Government releases at least50 per cent of the funds," a representative of themanagements said.

Meanwhile, the main Opposition TDP today helddemonstrations at various places to protest the Government''sfailure to provide adequate funds for fees reimbursement. PTISJR DPR RSY

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