TAMIL NADU

Issue ordinance to curb huge fees: PMK

CHENNAI, AUG. 21. The State Government should promulgate an ordinance to prevent managements of self-financing engineering colleges from levying an ``exorbitant fee'' for admissions, the Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss said on Friday.

The ordinance should contain provisions for penalty and penal proceedings against the erring managements.

``Unless this is done, thousands of seats will go unfilled this year too. At the same time, several students belonging to economically weaker sections will not be able to join the colleges despite being eligible,'' he said in a statement.