In AP, Karnataka and Tamilnadu, Muslims have established hundreds of educational institutions including professional colleges. There are 3 medical colleges in AP, 40 engineering colleges and 100 MBA/MCA colleges run by muslims. The fees is fixed by govt at Rs 26 -30000 for Engineering, MBA, MCA p.a.
The tragedy is there are less muslim students than the available seats.
The reason being, out of 2 lakh odd students who complete X standard, Muslims are less than 10%. By the stage of XII they are further reduced. In AP there is an Entrance test for admission to professional course after XII. Only 6000 students qualify when there are 8000 available seats.
Though the colleges are set up with economic motive, AICTE and Medical Council has ensured that minimum standard of education is maintained. In view of surplus seats available in non muslim colleges also, these seats are lying vacant.
So many colleges have unfilled seats and some colleges are selling these seats to non muslims at a premium. 5% seats are reserved for non local colleges.
If Muslims from North India come for education to Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, these precious community resources can be optimised.