Good news for EBC eligible Maratha and other open category students. Decision taken by the Higher and Technical Education Department of the Government of Maharashtra on February 14, 2018, that EBC deserving students should not be compelled to pay 100% fee during college admission, if the college does so, legal action can be taken. Only 50% of the fees need to be paid at the time of admission by EBC eligible students and 50% of the remaining fees are deposited directly into the account of the students and the after students will pay this amount to college. Earlier OBC, SC/ST students used to get this benefit however open category students need to pay full fees. Even after getting scholarship from government Institute used to delay scholarship to students. This decision will give big relief to thousand of students from middle class and farming background students.