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Pvt med colleges against uniform fee

Pvt med colleges against uniform fee
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Private Medical colleges against uniform fee, The private medical college managements in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states which pitched hard for...

Hyderabad: The private medical college managements in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states which pitched hard for the common fee fixation for all medical seats are now mulling to file a petition in the High Court against it.

The managements of colleges had strongly pitched for uniform fee structure for MBBS course in all colleges before the Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) which recommends fee structure to the government. It is reportedly said that AFRC had recommended a common fee of Rs 3.75 lakh for all categories in the colleges.

The private medical college managements fear that they will lose a huge chunk of money which comes from the management seats if common fee comes in to force. However, both the governments are yet to release the GO on uniform fee recommended by the committee.

“Once the governments of both states issue GO on fixing the common fee, we are planning to move to the High Court to get a stay on the same,” said a member of a private medical college management.

The top rung colleges who have deposed before the committee have proposed a common fee of Rs 30 lakh per annum, sources said.

“The government says that it spends Rs 40 lakh on a student to complete the course. Compared to facilities in the government colleges, the private colleges provide super specialty facilities which require huge investment. We have proposed a uniform fee of Rs 30 lakh,” said a member of Private Medical Colleges’ Association.

According to EAMCET rules, seats are divided into three categories A, B and C; A is convenor quota, B is convener payment, C is management quota and NRI quota. Sources said that the managements have already given their commitment under management quota to some students in their respective colleges.

They further added that private medical colleges charge anywhere between 40 and 90 lakh per annum. While a top rung super specialty college in Telangana has sold managements seats for 90 lakh before the notification was released. “If the government issues GO with fee structure recommended by the AFRC, the colleges which gave their commitment and which have already sold their seats would face huge loss,” sources informed.

It is reportedly said that the Telangana government is in no mood to hike the fee of medical seats. The government chaired a meeting with private medical college managements where it was reportedly said that the government will not hike the fee of the course as it would burden on the students and parents.

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