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Way2k 5 Oct 2012
Students anger on KEA Facebook page

By Tuesday, 31st July, 2012 afternoon, Karnataka Examination Authority's (KEA) Facebook home page was flooded with messages from students and parents, complaining against private colleges demanding money for admission. SC, SNQ or general category candidates, private colleges had spared no one. Apart from posting their experiences on the KEA webpage, people were walking in with complaints. My son opted for GMIT College in Davanagere after getting CET rank 22,500. During counselling and document verification process; we submitted a demand draft for 41,590 as tuition fee. My son went to the college to claim the seat and was surprised when the college authorities demanded Rs. 16,000 more, says Manjunath, a parent.

Students anger on KEA facebook page

When Manjunath asked for a clarification, college officials said the fee is for surplus facilities like ID card, bus fare, lab facility and student safety fund."We were told that if the amount is not paid, the admission stands null. I was in no condition to take the chance, so I paid the amount. But after paying KEA 41,590, I was left with no option but to borrow money from friends and get my son admitted to college, said Manjunath. The situation is worse even for candidates under reserved categories like Super Numerary Quota (SNQ) and SC quota. SNQ quota was introduced by AICTE this year for students with a parental income of less than 4.50 lakh per annum.

According to the rules, the tuition fee for such students is waived. Suprith Shetty, a student who got a seat under SNQ was also asked to pay extra money for admission. I've paid 25,000 as college fee though I got the seat under SNQ. One of my friends, who got in under SNQ, paid 30,900 as college fee, said Suprith. Sahana Shree, another SNQ student, posted: Though we get seats under SNQ, colleges are asking us to pay more than what others do. What is the use of the SNQ, sir some colleges in Davanagere took 15,560 as tuition fee and we have already paid it. Will they refund it posted Bindhu Manju.

I was Cheated: I got admitted to NIE Institute of Technology College. They have collected 10,350 as fees. Are they supposed to collect extra money, Ajay Navilarekallu Cambridge Institute of Technology took 26,000, although I belong to the SC category, After I told them I would give a complaint against this to KEA, they said they welcome the decision Santhosh Kumar Even government medical colleges are collecting extra fee in the name of college fee. The amount being charged is around Rs. 15,600!! What should we do about it Naveen Kumar

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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