But if the government and colleges enter into consensual agreement wherein the fee fixed is higher than eight percent cap that we have recommended in our report, we will act against the individual colleges and ask government to penalize them upto Rs 10 lakh which is mentioned in the act. But only if students complain. We can take suo motto cases based on anonymous complaints provided that we verify the complaints are genuine,” said Justice DV Shylendra Kumar, who is the chairperson of the committee.
The committee has announced an eight percent hike of fee in medical, dental, engineering colleges already capping a maximum fee that the private colleges can charge an Indian student. It also allowed the private colleges to charge NRI medical/dental students 10 times more the fee levied on an Indian student and four times more for a NRI engineering aspirant. He said that the act allows eight percent hike every year in fees for professional courses.