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Two-fold Fee Hike for Medical Colleges Across the State

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on February 10, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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 Two-fold Fee Hike for Medical Colleges Across the State

Following the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Maharashtra state government has approved a two-fold fee hike for all the government and aided medical colleges across the state, which means that medical students will have to shell out double the amount of current fees from the academic year 2011-12.

There will also be a 10% fee hike in all state-run medical colleges. Development fee will have to be paid by the students to the government. The annual fee for the MBBS course is up from Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 45,000. The fees for dental colleges will be hiked from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000. While the fees for Ayurveda and Unani will go up from Rs. 7,500 to Rs. 15,000 while for nursing it will be increased from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 6,000. Pvt. Medical colleges will charge Rs. 4lakh annually for the MBBS course. To protest against this fee hike the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has decided to observe February 14 as a black day.

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Justifying the fee hike, a senior Congress minister said, "The government provides hostel facilities at a nominal rate and also pays the electricity bill. It was difficult to maintain the institutions with the amount that used to be collected from the students. Therefore, the hike was necessary." While professor and head of the department for preventive and social medicine at KEM Hospital, Dr. R.R.Shinde said, "The means to compensate for the increase in expenditure should not be only through the increased fees. The basic concern here is how the poor students will be able to afford the burden."

Source: Medindia
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