The Punjab government has enhanced the annual income limit of families of poor students under the fee waiver scheme from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh for admissions in polytechnic colleges.
Technical education minister Anil Joshi said on Sunday that the state government had taken this decision to benefit a large number of students from rural areas. He said that keeping this in view, the government had also extended the date for submission of applications for admissions in polytechnic colleges from June 15 to 25.
The minister said the students who had cleared the joint entrance test could get direct admissions in polytechnic colleges as 2,500 seats in these colleges across the state had been reserved. He said these seats would be filled under the fee waiver scheme of the All-India Council for Technical Education.
Joshi said that under this scheme, the students would have to pay only Rs 5,625 annually, while the total fee was Rs 27,625. He said SC students with a family income of less than Rs 2.5 lakh per annum would have to pay only Rs 1,100 as tuition fee for a three-year course under the scheme.