• College development fees to be levied by student numbers in Ahmedabad
     August 20th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    The self-financed collages under Gujarat University (GU) will have to pay the development fee to the university on the basis of the number of students enrolled, indicated the authorities after syndicate meeting on Saturday. The committee been formed to look into the issue will soon submit the report, said the officials.

    According to GU authorities, so far the colleges had to pay Rs 3 lakh to Rs 10 lakh annually to the GU as development fund for the affiliation. “There had been a representation of the colleges for some time that the development fee should not be fixed but should be based on the number of students enrolled. To look into the matter, we have formed a committee that will soon give its findings to Mukul Shah, the in-charge vice-chancellor of the varsity,” said a syndicate member.

    The syndicate also approved of higher fund allocation to the colleges hosting youth festivals to encourage youth activities in Ahmedabad and rural areas. Officials said that formerly, the allocation for colleges in Ahmedabad was Rs 2.5 lakh which has now been increased to Rs 3.25 lakh whereas the colleges in rural areas will get 3.75 lakh instead of Rs 2.75 lakh.

    The syndicate also decided to take punitive action against colleges not depositing funds to the GU. “The colleges take fees from the students under heads such as cultural activities and sports funds. The fees goes towards the university that provides the infrastructure for such activities. However, it has been found that many of the colleges have retained such funds. If they don’t pay the dues by stipulated time, the enrolment forms of that college or institute will not be accepted for the academic year,” said the GU officials.