Engineering fee may not be increased this year going by the indications from the government, which is said to have taken seriously the report of an expert committee constituted to study the fee structure in other States. The team consisting of A.R. Biswal, Principal Secretary, Higher Education; K.C. Reddy, Chairman, APSCHE; and L. Premchandra Reddy, former Commissioner, Technical Education; has studied the engineering fee pattern in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala and found that students in those States are paying lesser than the students of Andhra Pradesh.

A factual report on different types of fee collected and quota system adopted was submitted to the government in June.