Exclusive: Steep Fee Hikes & Stinking Toilets in Ryan Schools

Exclusive: Steep Fee Hikes & Stinking Toilets in Ryan Schools

In this multi-part series, The Quint tries to explore the explosion of the privately-run Ryan ‘International’ Schools over the past few decades, and what it means for quality of education, safety of children, fair play by the administration and other factors. You can also read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.) In interviews with former students, their parents and long threads of grave complaints against various branches, The Quint came across a gaping difference between the steady increase in school fees and the steadily declining facilities. In the previous part of this series on Ryan International Schools, we…

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Will Seek Implementation Of Report On Excess School Fee: Delhi High Court

Will Seek Implementation Of Report On Excess School Fee: Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today said it will seek implementation of the recommendations of a panel set up by it to look into the excess fees charged by private schools here on the pretext of implementing the 6th Pay Commission. A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Najmi Waziri also said that the schools could not have recovered from the students by way of fees more than what was required to be defrayed to teachers under the 6th Pay Commission (6PC). It made the observations while hearing a…

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Note ban seen hurting education institutes charging capitation fee

Note ban seen hurting education institutes charging capitation fee

The centre’s decision to withdraw high-value bank notes to curb unaccounted cash will hurt education institutions that charge capitation fees for admissions. Accepting capitation fees will become difficult because of the demonetization drive, industry insiders and experts said. Capitation fee is widely accepted in two segments of the education system—nursery admissions and professional higher education. “For the first time, it is going to get impacted in a big way,” said Madhavi Lokhande, dean, Welingkar Institute of Management. “This move is expected to make education affordable to meritorious students akin to…

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Maha govt widens fee waiver for students

Maha govt widens fee waiver for students

Mumbai, Oct 13 (PTI) The BJP-led Maharashtra government today extended 50 per cent fee waiver to all categories of students pursuing professional and higher education courses with a family income of less than Rs six lakh and more than 60 per cent marks at the time of admission. The decision apparently comes in the backdrop of the campaign launched by the Maratha community seeking reservation in jobs and education. Addressing a press meet after a state Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the Rajrishi Shahu Maharaj Fee Pratipurti Yojana…

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Maharashtra govt extends fee waiver to students with Rs 6L family income limit

Maharashtra govt extends fee waiver to students with Rs 6L family income limit

The Maharashtra government Thursday  decided to extend fee waiver to students whose family income limit is less than Rs 6 lakhs, for professional and higher education courses, including medical and engineering. The BJP government also reaffirmed its commitment to provide reservation to the Maratha community. Addressing a press conference after the state Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the ‘Rajrishi Shahu Maharaj Fee Pratipurti Yojana’ was earlier implemented for SC/ST and OBC students. “SC/ST students had 100 per cent fee waiver while OBC students had 50 per cent concession. It…

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