After the state bifurcations, keeping the rest a side, the engineering students and the colleges situations are in a big dilemma now. Most of the colleges are planning to sell their institutions before the beginning of Eamcet.
Almost 38 colleges are currently in this list and the list may be further increased in few days. Speaking on the issue, the college managements said, Cutting down the funds for the fee reimbursement scheme by the Telangana government is the reason behind this, it would be supportive if the government rethinks on the issue.
Vigorous amendments in fee reimbursement scheme :
In 2012, the then chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy introduced that students with 75 per cent attendance, 50 per cent marks in first year of plus-two and with a family income of below Rs one lakh a year, are eligible for reimbursement of tuition fees. But according to the present situation, Telangana government is planning to make more critical amendments where only few students can benefit through this scheme.
Previously the government used to spend Rs 1,750 crores towards reimbursement of fee of 14 lakh students. But after the TRS government started streamlining the process, only eight lakh students are expected to benefit from the scheme.
"The plan was to sell about 75 colleges in 2012 . And some of the college managements managed to do the same by the end of 2013. However, in and around Hyderabad and in some districts like Medak and Karimnagar, we are expecting more colleges being put up for sale owing to the new government policy," said an AICTE official.
Many of the colleges are yet to be paid fee dues from the government which amounts to 600 crores presently. After receiving that amount, many colleges are expected to put for sale.