Pvt Engineering colleges warn of closure

The managements of private engineering and other professional colleges in the State today threatened to close their institutions if the State Government failed to clear their dues under fee reimbursement scheme by January 20. The State Government was yet to clear the arrears of Rs 200 crore towards the academic year of 2011-12 and Rs 3,550 crore of the current academic year which will end shortly, the Consortium of Private Engineering and Professional Colleges Managements Association Chairman Ramesh Aurora told reporters here today.