The Assam Government has fixed the fee structure of private schools for the academic year 2021-22, through a notification issued under The Assam Non-Government Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fees) Act, 2018 passed by the Assam Legislative Assembly in 2018.
The state government has specified categories for fees in different stages of schooling per annum. Schools have been asked to charge not more than Rs 27,000 for pre-primary and class one to class five students and Rs 32,000 for class six to ten students. For students of classes eleven and twelve, the fee has been fixed as Rs 37,000 (Science), Rs 32,000 (Arts), Rs 33,000 (Commerce), and Rs 35,000 for other streams.
The fees include all types of fees including admission fees, tuition fees, building or infrastructure development fees, sports/cultural fees, etc. However, this excludes transportation fees.
Moreover, the private schools charging fee lower than the specified structure will be exempted from the process of determination of fee by the Fee Regulatory Committee. However, this set of institutions will have to obtain an exemption certificate from the Fee Regulatory Committee.
Institutions that are charging more than the limits specified in the notification will have to submit a proposal for approval and fixation of fee by the regulatory committee.