Supreme Court permits private BEd colleges in Kerala to increase fees- Edexlive

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The Supreme Court in Kerala has given the go-ahead for private universities offering Bachelor of Education (BEd) courses. It approved the increase in fees by 45,000 rupees for merit seats and 60,000 rupees for management seats.

The fee has been Rs 29,000 for Merit and Management Seats as of 2008. Attorneys Maninder Singh and Harris Beeran, who represent the BEd College Private Owners Association, pointed out that the expense of running the colleges was exceptionally high, especially after the University Grants Commission (UGC) renewed its guidelines in the year Published in 2017.

The judges’ banks SK Kaul and MM Sundaresh rejected the state government’s stance that the fees cannot be increased in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was advised by permanent attorney CK Sasi that the fees should not be increased.



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