16 more engineering colleges inspected by officials
The second phase of the task force inspections commenced on Tuesday with most engineering college managements allowing officials to verify infrastructure facilities on their campuses.
Officials inspected around 16 colleges on the first day and said a total of 120 colleges will be inspected over the next one month. Starting this academic year, engineering colleges were allowed to charge fee based on the facilities which they provide students.
Tuition fees were raised by most institutions ranging between Rs 35,000-Rs 1.05 lakh, inviting protests from students, who said most colleges did not have the required infrastructure as laid down by the All India Council of Technical Education ( AICTE), the nationwide monitoring body.
Bowing under pressure, the government said it would carry out inspections and order rollback in fees if institutions were found not having the requisite infrastructure.