This year, in all the government aided colleges in Kerala the fees for BTech and MTech courses will go up by 20 to 25%.
As per sources, the revision in the fee structure has resulted following a recommendation by the director of technical education for an increase in fees being charged for various courses conducted in government and aided engineering colleges and fine arts colleges under the department.
According to the order issued by the government, this year, the fee for MTech (regular) has been hiked from Rs 12,000 per year to Rs 15,725. The fee for MTech (evening) has been hiked from Rs 12,000 per year to Rs 15,725. In addition, there is a hike in BTech fees. While the fee for BTech (regular) has gone up from Rs 5,565 per year to Rs 8,225 this academic year, the fee for BTech (evening) has been hiked from Rs 12,000 per year to Rs 18,000, from the ensuing academic year.
The hike in the fee structure will be followed in nine government colleges and three private aided colleges. In total, there are 153 engineering colleges in the state with a total approved intake of 48,988 out of which 141 are self-financing colleges. The sanctioned intake of government colleges during 2012 was 3,236 (6.6%) and aided colleges is 1,566 (3.2%). However, there is a hike of 20 to 25 % in fees, which includes admission fee, tuition fee and special fee. It is much lower compared to the fees paid by students in private engineering colleges.
Students taking the admission under government quota in a private engineering college will have to pay Rs 65,000 per year, those who seek admission under the management quota are required to pay anything between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.24 lakh a year. In addition, the fees for fine arts courses have also been hiked.
Given below the fee structure for Existing Course and its Revised Fees
MTech (Regular) - Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,725
MTech (Evening) - Rs 31,330 to Rs 46,950
BTech (Regular) - Rs 5565 to Rs8225
BTech (Evening) - Rs 12,000 to Rs 18,000
BFA - Rs 1910 to Rs 2675
MFA- Rs 7300 to Rs 7850