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State Fee-Revision Committee recommends fee hike

The state-appointed fee-revision committee-set up on directives of the Supreme Court and headed by retired high court judge Eurico Silva-recently approved a 10-15 per cent hike in fees at most private professional institutes in Goa. The major factors considered for the hike include the institute’s infrastructure and faculty salaries.

The Shiroda-based Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Information Technology and the two new engineering colleges-Don Bosco College of Engineering at Fatorda and Agnel Institute of Technology at Assagao-will therefore now charge 32,000 as against last year’s 29,000 for the first year course, 35,000 from 32,000 for the second year, 38,000 from 35,000 for the third year, and 41,000 from 38,000 for the final year.

The committee has however recommended no raise in fees for the Padre Conceicao College of Engineering (PCCE), Verna, which is among the preferred engineering institutes after the government-owned Goa Engineering College at Farmagudi. PCCE’s fees will continue to be between 39,000 and 51,000 from the first year to the fourth year for 2013-14.

PES Pharmacy College, Ponda, on the other hand, has also seen a fee hike to 30,000 from 27,500 for the first year, 32,500 from 30,000 for the second year, 35,000 from 32,500 for the third year and 37,500 from 35,000 for the final year.

Similarly, the Shree Kamaxidevi Homeopathic Medical College at Shiroda will now charge between 30,000 and 32,500 for the first to final year as against the earlier fees of 25,000 all through the four years of the course.

The SC directives require an annual revision of fees of professional colleges in states across the country.

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