Fees in private B.Ed colleges in Kerala to go up by Rs 45,000 to Rs 60,000

New Delhi: The Supreme Court approved a fee increase for private universities offering undergraduate degrees (B.Ed) in Kerala.

It has allowed fees to increase by Rs 45,000 for the merit seats and Rs 60,000 for the management seats.

As of 2008, Rs 29,000 was charged as a fee for the Merit and Management Seats. Lawyers Maninder Singh and Harris Beeran, who represent the B Ed College Owners Association, pointed out that the expense of running the colleges was exceptionally high, especially after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued its renewed guidelines in the In 2017.

The judges’ bank SK Kaul and MM Sundaresh rejected the state government’s position that the fees cannot be increased in view of the COVID-19 crisis.

Standing Counsel CK Sasi forwarded the state government’s argument that fees for courses should not be increased in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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