The Government is in discussion with the managements of private engineering colleges for the allotment of 7,000 additional seats through the CET ranking in private colleges apart from those which have already been filled-up in the Government pool of seats in the private colleges for the current academic year.
Aravind Limbavali, Minister for Higher Education, told presspersons here on Monday that the representatives of the COMED-K (a consortium of private medical and engineering colleges) had approached the Government and sought its intervention in filling up the 7,000 vacant seats in private engineering colleges for the current academic year.
The engineering college managements had been categorically told that the Government would step in only if the fee structure is the same as that prescribed for the Government quota of seats in private colleges.
Under the Government quota, the students have to pay Rs. 25,000 a year and this is further subsidised for students from the lower economic sections.
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