On Thursday which was also the last day of the winter session of the Karnataka Assmebly here in Belgaum the Opposition Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) boycotted the proceedings during which the House passed 13 Bills to enable private managements to establish private universities in the State.
KLE Technological University Bill, 2012 was also passed along with other 12 private university bills. This will take the private universities in the state to 15 now.
The fee of the university seats reserved for Karnataka students will be regulated by the Fee Regulation Committee constituted by the government. The minister said that earlier the private universities used to fix the fee for the state’s share of seats. In future, the government will have the powers to form a committee and fix the fee. The minister said that the government plans to have the authority to regulate private universities in the state.