– Higher Education Minister Dr. Ashwattha Narayana
– Amount of fees for engineering students
Bangalore, June 22 (AndhraJyoti): Higher Education Minister Dr Ashwatthanarayana has announced that this year will be the last in the state for the Comed-K exams for admission to vocational courses, including engineering. It has been clarified that Comed-K will not be in full swing from next year. Comed-Ken will be integrated into the CET and a single test will be performed. A special meeting was held on Wednesday at Vikassaudha with the heads of the Association of Unaided Engineering Colleges and higher education officials. The minister later told the media that there was time for processes like Comet-K merger procedures and single test in CET, which would be completed by now. From next year, the CET will be the only one for admission in vocational courses, including engineering. After two years, the fees for vocational courses, including engineering, have been increased by 10 per cent. It will come into effect from the current academic year. He said the fees had not been increased as Kovid had continued for the past two years. Owners of unaided engineering and vocational colleges have demanded a 25 per cent increase in fees. But the special committee said it was only given a 10 per cent chance. He warned that strict action would be taken if fees were charged further.