Bangalore: Students Islamic organisation of India (SIO) Karnataka zone welcomes the Karnataka professional education institutions (regulation of admission and fixation of fee) (special provisions) bill ,2013 and keeping Karnataka professional act 2006 in abeyance for admission and fixation of fee in private unaided professional education institutions for the academic year 2013-14.
SIO Karnataka also appreciates the State Government for protecting the interest of the students of Karnataka domicile and students belonging to educationally and socially backward classes.
With reference to Karnataka professional educational institutions (regulation of admission and determination of fee) act 2006(Karnataka act 8 of 2006) is neither in the interest of students nor management of private unaided colleges. The implementation of the act in present form will create chaos and bring unprecedented burden upon the aspiring students due to many lacunas present in it. One such critical issue is absence of any upper cap of fee structure in unaided professional colleges. The other shortcoming is the absence of fee regulatory body with powers. Improper regulation of admission and seat matrix well defined and prohibition of capitation fee.
SIO Karnataka in the larger interest of students proposes a model after in-depth analysis of various acts put forward by State Government and other bodies. The proposed model (act 2014) addresses the following objectives,
1. Requirement of fee regulatory body to monitor the fee structure in professional unaided colleges.
2. Regulation of admission and seat matrix in private unaided professional colleges.
3. Fee regulation and fixation of Non-Exploitative fee (prohibition of capitation fees) in private unaided professional colleges.
To ensure excellence and equality in professional education SIO Karnataka zone has proposed this model act which could be called as ‘Karnataka professional colleges (prohibition of capitation fee, regulation of Admission, fixation of Non-exploitative fee and other measures to ensure excellence and equality in professional education) act 2014. We urge upon the state government to analyse the model and incorporate the suggestions made in the best interest of students.
Thouseef Ahmed (President, SIO of India Karnataka)
Sayeed Ahmed Kotwal (State Secretary, SIO of India Karnataka)
Riyaz Ahmed (Engineering Student PDITCollege, Hospet)
Releasing the Model Act for Regulating Professional Courses’ Admission in Karnataka