Karnataka Engineering Fee Hike Reversal Not Possible, Confirms Education Minister
In a recent announcement, Dr M C Sudhakar, the higher education minister of Karnataka, stated that reversing the 10% engineering fee hike is not possible for the current academic year. The minister made this declaration during the official release of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test results in Bengaluru.
According to Sudhakar, the decision to implement the 10% fee
hike was made by the previous BJP government. In February, an official order was issued regarding the increase. After assuming power, the current administration reviewed the process and concluded that the fee hike was conducted in consultation with private colleges, following the established procedure. Thus, it cannot be undone now without causing chaos and confusion for students.
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current academic year, there are a total of 1.1 lakh seats available for engineering courses, with 53,248 seats allotted under the government quota. Additionally, 25,171 seats will be available through COMED-K, and 33,463 seats will be designated under the management quota.
Regarding the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the minister mentioned that detailed consultations with
are underway, and a decision will be made soon. While the implementation of NEP has yet to begin in primary and secondary education levels, the higher education sector started its implementation two years ago. The government is currently identifying problematic areas that require attention. Sudhakar emphasized that any decisions made will prioritize the best interests of the students.