Full reimbursement linked to conditions

Giving a complete go-by to the most sought-after and highly appreciated fee reimbursement scheme fondly introduced and effectively implemented by the late Chief Minister YSR, the Congress government has linked full reimbursement to certain conditions with a view to eliminate majority of engineering students from its purview.

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, in a media conference in Hyderabad on Thursday, said the full reimbursement would be given to all SC and ST students, to students of BPL (below poverty line) who have pursued intermediate course in government colleges or in private colleges with financial aid from the government and BPL students who secured ranks below 10,000 ranks in Eamcet.

The government has also decided to restrain the private colleges from selling the management quota seats. “The private colleges will be asked to fill the quota online and it would be mandatory for them,” said the CM.

While the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee has fixed Rs 35,000 as the fee in 604 colleges with combined seat strength of 1, 92,311 for the year 2012-13, it will vary between Rs 52,000 to Rs 1, 05,000 for 33,243 seats held by 85 colleges.

As per the CM’s statement, the fee reimbursement scheme would be applicable to students who take admission in the 70 per cent convener quota and whose annual family income falls below Rs. 1 lakh. The income limit is Rs.2 lakh for the SC and ST students.


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