The State Government has decided to set up an independent committee to fix the fees for aided and permanent non-aided B Ed and M Ed colleges across the State.
The government took the decision following the directives of Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court.
Currently, there is only 'Shikshan Shulka Samiti (SSS)' to fix the fees of professional courses being offered by the private colleges and the institutes.
Gadchiroli-based Shri Saibaba College of Education filed a petition in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court objecting rights of the SSS to fix the fees of colleges of B Ed and M Ed.
When the matter came up for hearing, the High Court directed the government to set up an independent committee for this purpose.
Now, new committee will act as per the guidelines of National Council for Teachers Education and it will examine foundations of the college, jurisdiction, courses and required permission.
The colleges will have to submit proposals for fee hike with the committee by paying registration fee from Rs 35,000 to 45,000. The fee hike will be applicable for three years once the committee fixes it.