The private professional colleges of Karnataka have written to the Govt asking it to implement the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006 from the next academic year namely 2014.
M K Panduranga Setty, secretary of Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association ( KUPECA), has urged the Govt to form the committee which could start functioning immediately. In a letter, Mr.Setty ?asked that the fee proposals could be obtained before December 31, 2013 by the committee to ensure proper regulation in a systematic manner.
The KUPECA has asked its members to keep the documentation, accounts ready with the proposed fee structure for the perusal of the committee proposed to be set up by the Govt. In case of no monitoring committee, the association has advised its members to go ahead with their proposed fee structure.
Presently the system for fee regulation is being done through an agreement entered by the colleges with the government annually to fix the seat matrix and fees. The proposed committee would be placing a system to regularize this. In spite of the existence of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006, it is yet to be implemented in a period of seven years after its proposal.