Pending case related to fee hike in Supreme Court and High Court confused students. CBIT management filed a case when Telangana Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee rejected CBIT’s fee hike request back in days. CBIT management had insisted that students/parents sign an affidavit before they joined college and the then Principal Chenna Keshav Rao was lenient and didn’t manage to make all the students/parents sign the affidavit.
High Court recently gave interim judgement and the management is asking students to pay the full amount which is 2lakh per annum (Excess of Rs.80K to whatever Student is paying now). Students started protesting for implementing hike middle of the academic year and chairman of TAFRC Swaroop Reddy, terming CBIT’s decision as “unethical”.
The government had fixed the fee structure only after seeking approvals from college managements. If they wanted to enhance the fee, they should have waited till the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year and approached us for the same, before moving court,” said Swaroop Reddy,
CBIT has come up with a solution and requested students to nominate a representative for the meeting with Board, said Ravinder Reddy, principal, CBIT talking to VILEKHARI. Principal said with current fee structure management is unable to run the institution effectively and pay scales of the employees have gone up recently and the inflation to be considered.
Options put forth by the management are
- Excess fee will be waived off for the students who secured EAMCET rank below 10000.
- Management will find options for the students with household income levels are low by giving scholarships locally or any state/central govt scholarships.
- Students who secured EAMCET rank above 10000 and who can pay the excess fee based on household income levels but don’t want to pay just for the heck of it are also given an opportunity to wait until the final decision is made by the courts.
Principal Ravinder Reddy is expecting majority of the students will come under one of these options and strike will be called off soon. Meanwhile outsiders (Student organizations) created ruckus in the campus on Friday.
Indian National Overseas Congress and CBIT Alumni are also working to come up with an amicable solution.