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Andhra Pradesh: Student bodies resent massive PG medical fee hike

Andhra Pradesh: Student bodies resent massive PG medical fee hike

Kurnool: Kurnool Medical College became witness to student ire when activists lit a state government effigy in front of the institution, on Monday. It was an expression of their opposition to the fee hike in post-graduate medical courses by 100% to 400% . Their plea for protest was  the unreasonable hike in fee, which made post graduation unaffordable for the low-income and middle income lot.

AISF District President E. Sriramulu Goud, Secretary G. Ranganna, Bhaskar, SFI City President- Akbar, Secretary-Siva and AIYF District Secretary-U.Karumanchi who were present on the occasion detailing the fee increase  said that the PG medical fee in A category had risen from Rs. 2.90 lakh to Rs. 6.90 lakh; B category from Rs. 5.25 lakh to Rs. 24.2 lakh ; whereas fee  for the NRI quota had made a quantum jump of Rs. 72 lakh

The student leaders professed that the Government’s SOPS to private Medical Colleges and the steep fee hike was approved to benefit them further. They vociferously voiced a roll back on the steep hike.

The felt that the government was giving several sops to private medical colleges and the steep fee hike was approved to benefit them further. They demanded a reversal  of the fee hike.

General Secretary, PDSU’s State unit-U. Gani Raju  while speaking to the students alleged that the decision to hike the fee for the  medicine course was merely to give a position of advantage to corporate educational institutions. “Students from poor financial backgrounds cannot afford to undertake medicine now. The hike should be revoked immediately,” he told the Hindu.

Meanwhile, Kakinada saw demonstrations staged outside the Collect rate’s office on Monday. Students raised slogans and blamed the government for having taken unilateral decisions.

 

Source: with inputs
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    Balbhadra Dhagat May 12, 2017, 1:29 pm

    I wonder if there are at all NRI candidates in AP\’s NEET Merit List . Only 8 candidates have qualified against 170 NRI MD/MS seats in Gujarat. Many States have no NRI candidates at all. Unutilized NRI seats are required to be shifted to Common Quota, fees for which are not as enormous as the NRI seats. MCI & State Governments criminally collude with Private Medical Colleges & Unutilized NRI seats are sold for huge sums.