In order to control the fees of private universities in the state, there is a demand from students and parents that these universities should be brought under the Fees Regulatory Authority (FRA) immediately. The government has also demanded to implement the decision from the coming academic year without succumbing to any pressure.
The number of private universities is increasing in the state and there is no control on the fees. Therefore, the state government has prepared a bill to control the fees. It needs approval. After the ‘Maharashtra Times’ published the news on Monday, various discussions have started. In the future, many educational institutions will create private universities by ‘clustering’ the colleges under their jurisdiction. The number of universities is likely to increase to around 40 in the next year. Therefore, students of the state will have no choice but to study in these universities. At such a time, scholars felt the need to control the fees of these universities.
Fees of private universities need to be brought under control. There are different levels of parents depending on the financial situation. Based on that, if this new educational gap is to be avoided, fees should be affordable to the smart and needy student. Since education is the only means of holistic development, equitable access to that opportunity should be available to all. The new foreign universities should not be for profit. Mukund Kirdat of ‘Aap Palak Union’ said that the policy of ‘Education only for those who can afford it’ can destroy the education rights of many by making education a ‘commodity’ in their case.
‘Dada, busy… will call you’
Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil was continuously asked for two days to get more information about when the decision to control the fees of private universities will be implemented. However, ‘Dada is in a program in Kolhapur’, ‘Dada is interacting with people’, ‘Dada is in the ‘G-20′ meeting’, ‘will call you’… were answered by the PA and special persons. However, neither Dada nor his office has given any information about this. Therefore, after the approval of the proposed bill, the decision comes into effect, or the proceedings go cold.
Deprived of local access due to exorbitant charges
‘Government has no control over private and chartered universities. Government restrictions on these universities need to be tightened. Not just the fees, these universities operate their own admission process to offer admission through it. This entry process is questionable. Due to exorbitant fees, many local meritorious students are deprived of the rightful local education. This is unfair to local students. There is a need for the government to take strict action and improve the administration of the universities,’ said the executive member of the Republican Party of India. Mandar Joshi said.