Minority colleges want similar increase in fees

Minority colleges want similar increase in fees

Want Rs 15 lakh for MBBS seat in management quota

Minority colleges want similar increase in fees

The tuition fee for MBBS and BDS courses in private colleges has been increased, but it’s unclear how much minority colleges or deemed universities will charge.

There are 300 medical and around 200 dental seats in minority colleges, the government’s share being 25%. But the colleges are playing hardball. They want a steep increase in the fee. “We want an annual fee of Rs 15 lakh for an MBBS (management quota) seat and around 7.5 lakh for a BDS seat. As far as government quota seats are concerned, we are negotiating a fee similar to private colleges,” said Shafi Ahmed, secretary, Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges’ Association.

Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash Patil said that a decision on fees in deemed universities and minority colleges would be taken in a few days.

Meanwhile, MBBS and BDS seats from government and private colleges will be added to the matrix soon to kick-start the option entry process, said an official in the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). “As of now, we have not received seats from either government or private colleges. Hopefully the process will begin in a few days,” official said.

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