Neighbourhood News Desk/ Simran Nijhawan: The Madras High Court on Wednesday slammed private schools in the state for promoting commercial coaching classes that prepare students for competitive exams such as IIT-JEE and NEET, by integrating their curriculum with the regular course material. A circular issued in this regard also prohibited schools from compelling students to join coaching classes by schools and collecting fee in excess to that fixed by the Private School Fees Determination Committee.
“This is a welcome move. Several schools are taking lakhs of rupees as fees for NEET coaching. And they are forcing children to join the coaching. Some schools have even hiked the overall fees claiming that they are providing NEET coaching to students. This has become the new manner in which schools loot the common man.