Fee waiver not for under-performers?

06/08/2010 21:06

 HYDERABAD: Students who fail in first year of their engineering degree might not get benefits of fee reimbursement scheme from the coming academic year. The state government is currently planning to confine the scheme to students who perform well in their studies.

The decision to introduce such restrictions have come at a time when the pass percentage of first year students in engineering colleges in the state have dipped drastically in the past two years. Colleges will have to keep a log of the percentage of marks a student gets in the first year. The students' attendance percentage will also be decided around the same time.

According to senior officials from higher education department the scheme will undergo remodification so that students who are under-performers do not take undue advantage of the system.