The Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry has not received any complaints regarding charging of exorbitant fees by the deemed to be universities, Parliament was informed Monday.
The information was shared by Union Minister of HRD Satya Pal Singh in response to a written question in the Lok Sabha. “No specific complaints are received by this ministry regarding charging of exorbitant fee by the deemed to be universities. As per the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms, deemed to be universities are not allowed to accept payment towards certain heads on the pretext of admission fees and other fees,” Singh said.
As per norms, deemed to be universities cannot charge any fees towards a capitation fee or donation; any amount other than charges for admission which has been declared by it in the prospectus for admission against any such seat and on the website of the institution and any payment without a proper receipt in writing issued for such payment to the student concerned admitted in such an institution.