Why to pay huge fees for Ph.D ? Why not fee reimbursement is granted to Ph.D also?

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Dear Mr Chief Minister,

Our state is having fee regulatory committees for B.E/B.Tech and M.Tech. However, no such thing seems to be working when it comes to Ph.D. During the last 10 years Universities have raised fee for Ph.D without any scientific basis. Majority of the students who are joining in Ph.D course are faculty members of the Engineering colleges. This fees is ranging from 30000 to more than one lakh per year. What ever little they are earning is going as Ph.D fee. On average, a typical student is paying fee for 6 years. Also, there will be  fee during the submission time. 

I never find answer for a question. "What in return Ph.D students are getting from the University for the fee what they are paying?". In principle, nothing. Universities are considering Ph.D admissions are another means of earning finances. However, the amounts what they are collecting is not justifiable as they are not providing any courses or library, computational facilities. If so, why the students have to pay? Is it not the responsibility of your higher offices to bring this also under fee regulatory committee?

Also, technological growth of a country very much depends on quality research. A country with great research potential will grow as the leader.  In order to encourage Ph.D students, we need to extend fee benefit scheme to Ph.D students during the all stages of his Ph.D study starting from admission fee to submission fee. This motivates many young scholars to do quality work.

In a nutshell, I request you to do the following.

1. Do explore all possibility of extending fee benifit scheme to  Ph.D students (both part time and full time)

2. Kindly bring Ph.D fees also under fee regulatory committee of the state. 


Thanking you for your patience in listening to peoples problems.

Looking forward for your earnest action on the points mentioned above.

Dr. N.B. Venkateswarlu

Prof in CSE






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