HYDERABAD: The Telangana Private Junior Colleges Managements’ Association calls for a statewide bandh of junior colleges on August 27 to protest against the suitable increase of Intermediate fee.
According to a report in Times Of India, nearly 2,200 colleges remained shut on Monday after the association alleged ‘partial’ attitude of the TRS government of not increasing fees in colleges which is reimbursing Rs 1,760 per student for the first year and Rs 1,940 for the second year in tune with the rising prices.
“The intermediate tuition fee has to be enhanced by 10% every year, but that has not been happening for the past four years. This has caused a severe financial crisis for private intermediate college managements forcing several of us to shut shop. It’s high time the state looks into the issue and addresses it,” said Association president Narender Reddy, reported TOI.
“If inter fees are regulated, it will stop corporate colleges from fleecing parents by collecting lakhs as they will have to abide by Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) rules. Further, small private colleges will no more be under financial pressure,” said TPJMA honorary president G Satish.