Medical and dental courses will be costlier from the coming academic year. Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash Patil unveiled the cost of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to increase by 10 per cent.
Fee for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses will be costlier by 10 per cent by this coming academic year.
As per a recent report unveiled by leading daily TOI, on the basis of a copy of the proceedings of an official meeting held by Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash Patil on April 1, the fee has been increased by 10 per cent.
Though, the government is tight-lipped about the fee hike.
Reportedly, private medical and dental colleges have orally agreed to sign the consensual agreement.
According to the new fee structure, the fee for an MBBS seat allotted through CET will be Rs55,000; for a BDS seat, it will be Rs35,000.
At present, the corresponding fees are Rs38,000 and Rs27,000 respectively.
The fee for these two professional courses has also been increased for seats allotted after the ComedK entrance test.
Candidates now have to pay Rs 4,25,000 for MBBS, and Rs 2,75,000 for BDS. Earlier, the corresponding fees were Rs 3,57,500 and Rs 2,53,000 respectively.
However, seat-sharing has not been decided yet. At present, the seat-sharing ratio for medical seats is 60:40 40 per cent in private medical colleges will be allotted under the government quota, and 60 per cent under private quota. For dental courses, the seat-sharing ratio is 35:65.
The government is also planning to revive fee for engineering courses, though, the fee structure is yet to finalise, says the leading daily.
Graphix curtesy: TOI