Hyderabad: Colleges providing professional courses like Engineering, MBA, and Pharmacy in Telangana state are worried as the chairman post at the Telangana Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (TAFRC) remains vacant since the last three months after the former chairman retired.
These colleges are planning to approach the court regarding fee hike if there is any further delay in the appointment of the new TAFRC chairman.
According to the colleges, the fee should be hiked every three years and they are expecting one in the next academic year. But, if the appointment gets delayed, the admission process will also be delayed and the hike will also be hit.
President of all India federation of self-financing technical institutes, Dr Srini Bhupalam, said, “It has been many months since Judge Swaroop Reddy’s term has ended as TAFRC chairman. We are worried as the new fee review notification has not been issued for the block period 2019-2022 till date.”
“We hope that the government can sort this out at the earliest by re-nominating him or appointing a new chairman otherwise the colleges will not be able to cope up with escalating expenses with the current fee approved three years ago,” he said....