Telangana, Andhra Pradesh stand sought on PharmD Tuition fee

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday sought to know the stand of the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on the plea challenging the action of the management of private colleges in demanding payment of tuition fee of about Rs 92,500 each for sixth year (internship) for Pharma D course.
While dealing with the plea by K. Mallesh and several other students of Pharma D course, Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao directed both the governments to file their affidavits on the averments of the plea within four weeks.
The judge directed the college managements to not insist on payment of fee from the petitioner students and to allow them for viva exam.
The petitioners submitted that collection of tuition fees for the sixth year course (internship period) was not permissible in accordance with the proceedings issued by the AP State Council for Higher Education on January 28, 2014.
They said that as many as 350 students of sixth year Pharma D course were getting affected by the decision of college managements of not permitting them to attend the viva exam to complete the course.