Fee hike likely for govt seats in pvt med colleges

State to constitute one-member committee to review fee structure

Fee hike likely for govt seats in pvt med colleges

The government is contemplating to constitute a one-member committee to review the fee structure for the colleges after conducting a detail study.  Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda said the committee might recommend for an increase in fee structure for seats under the government quota and the government would have to implement it.

As per the present fee structure, those who secure a seat under the government quota in private colleges pay Rs 35,000 per year. Whereas the fee for seats under management quota is Rs 3.25 lakh per year. The fee in government colleges is Rs 16,700 per year.

The minister said the managements of private colleges were demanding the government to increase the fee for seats under the government quota up to at least Rs one lakh per year stating that it would be difficult to run the courses. “However, the government did not budge,” he said.

Gowda added that he had already recommended the name of an expert to head the committee and the Chief Minister was yet to take the final decision.  The proposed committee would visit every college in the State to study the infrastructure facilities to make recommendations on the fee structure.

RGUHS in Ramanagar

Replying to a query, Gowda said farmers’ refusal to part with their land in Ramanagar had delayed the setting up of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.  The government had identified about 110 acres of government land in the district for setting up the university. The university would be shifted to the government land, where there would be no problems of acquisition.

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