Pvt med colleges own test issue: APSCHE Notification on May 13


Pvt Medical Colleges Own Test Issue: APSCHE Notification On May 13. The AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) will release a notification on...

Common Fee to likely be decided on May 12

Hyderabad: The AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) will release a notification on May 12 or 13 calling upon all the medical colleges- which are interested in conducting a separate medical entrance test-to form an Association.

This notification is necessitated as the Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed the government to ‘resolve the own test issue before May 30’.
“The council will issue notification on Monday or Tuesday and a week will be given to private medical colleges to form an Association. They can form one single group or multiple groups. The last date for applying will be May 20. Later, the Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) will study the applications and decide whether the new association is reasonably equipped to conduct an independent medical entrance test of its own. The AFRC has to be satisfied on the model submitted by the association.

“Once the AFRC gives its nod, we will submit the information to the High Court on May 30,” Prof. L Venugopala Reddy, Chairman of the A P State Council of Higher Education told The Hans India.

The private medical colleges have been keen on holding their own test for quite some time. The Supreme Court has also favourably given a verdict in 2003 in this regard. The colleges, which have been waging a relentless battle over fee structure, have decided to go ahead with their plans since apex court has mandated it long back.

If the colleges form an association, they may make preparations in the right earnest to conduct their own test although there is paucity of time. In such a case, students can appear for one more medical test this year itself.

Meanwhile, the issue of common fee for all the medical aspirants is likely to be decided on May 12 when the AFRC meets to take a final view. The committee, which met on Thursday evening, has gone through the proposals of various private medical colleges on the fee structure. Sources are of the view that the committee may decide between Rs 3.5 lakh to five lakh as common fee, which is sure to be rejected by the College Managements as well as students. The colleges have been demanding something between Rs 7.5 lakh to 15 lakh as fee since there is considerable rise in running expenditure.

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