Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari on Thursday said the State government would appeal against engineering fee hike in the High Court.
Speaking to media on the sidelines of an event in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad here, Srihari said approaching the court for fee hike in the middle of academic year was not correct. He said colleges had agreed to the fee fixed by the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) before the admission process had begun.
Fee hike from Rs.1.13 lakh to Rs.2 lakh would be burdensome on parents and students, he said, adding that government would stand by students on the issue.
He also said an order effecting fee hike was not issued and the government was not aware of private engineering colleges taking affidavits from students on fee issue.
The Minister asked private engineering colleges to approach AFRC for fee hike in the next academic year.