Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh school education department on Tuesday fixed the intermediate fees for private un-aided junior colleges in the state for two years.

The government said that the composite tuition/annual fee, including prospectus and registration charges, admission fee, examination fee, and refundable charges, for junior colleges in gram panchayats will be Rs. 15,000 per annum for Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (MPC), and Biology, Physics, and Chemistry (BIPC) groups, and Rs. 12,000 per annum for non-science and non-Maths groups.

Meanwhile, junior colleges located in municipalities can collect a maximum fee of Rs. 17,500 per annum for MPC and BIPC groups and Rs. 15,000 per annum for non-science and non-Maths groups. For junior colleges situated in municipal corporations, the maximum fee collectible should be Rs. 20,000 per annum for MPC and BIPC groups and Rs. 18,000 per annum for non-Science and non-Maths group.

This fee is inclusive of tuition fee, prospectus and registration charges, admission fee, examination fee, laboratory fee, sports fee, computer laboratory fee, library fee, extracurricular activities fee, student welfare fund, student health care scheme, study tour, alumni fee, and any other similar fee related to academics.

Transportation charges

Some day scholars do not stay in hostels and instead commute every day and opt for transportation facilities provided by the college management. In such a case, the transportation charges shall be collected at Rs. 1.20 per km per annum.

Hostel charges

Junior colleges situated in gram panchayats can collect Rs. 18,000 per annum from students as hostel and boarding fees while those situated in municipalities can charge a maximum of Rs. 20,000 per annum. Junior colleges in municipal corporations can collect a maximum hostel fee of Rs. 24,000 per annum.

Meanwhile, educational institutions, such as Narayana and Chaitanya which coaches students for IIT, JEE, and NEET entrance exams, will be allowed to charge Rs. 20,000 as tutorial fee. "After considering the factors associated with tutorials (extra coaching), the institutions imparting tutorials are allowed to collect an extra amount of Rs. 20,000 towards tutorial fee, including the lecturers and material supplied, and tests conducted, irrespective of whether the place is located in located a rural area or town or a city," said the government.

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