Private Medical Colleges Fees Likely to be Raised

Published on: 22 May, 2013
Published under: Education News Kerala, General Kerala News

21 May 2013

Private Medical Colleges in the state have revealed that from this year the fees of the courses in medical field will be increased in the state . The representatives of self-financing medical college managements have reached an agreement with the State Government to hike the fees under various categories in institutions run by them.

As per the agreement, the fees for merit seats have been hiked from Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 1.65 lakh. The fees in management quota category have been increased from Rs. 6.5 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh. The fees for NRI students have been increased to Rs.10.5 lakh from Rs.9.50 lakh. However the students of BPL fess remains the same as before that is Rs 25,000.

Health Minister V S Sivakumar told the management representatives that this demand would be considered only after the detailed examination of a recent Supreme Court interim order on the issue. The Supreme Court had on Monday paved way for government and private medical colleges to admit students to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and dental courses for the 2013 session by lifting curbs on the declaration of entrance test results for the courses.


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