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Fee norms dissuade pvt medical colleges from admitting students in PG courses

Fee norms dissuade pvt medical colleges from admitting students in PG courses

Mumbaii: The existing fee deadlock between the private college managements and the Fee regulatory Authority ( FRA) is likely to see all of them lie vacant this academic year.

According to Pravin Shingare, Director, Medical Education and Research out of the 17 private medical colleges in Maharashtra, 12 have refused to admit students to PG courses. 5 colleges have admitted students, revealed Shingare while speaking to Indian Express. Private medical colleges are going against the fee authorities allocating 3 times for management quota and 5 times for the NRI quota in comparison to the merit category fee have demanded that the management quota also is allowed to charge 5 times like the NRI quota.

 “We tried to convince the colleges to admit students to the merit quota as well as the NRI quota and leave the management quota seats until a consensus was reached. However, they have declined,” Shingare informed. 15 percent of the total seat count, contribute to the NRI seat numbers while 35%  go the management quota way.

Shingare revealed that the same colleges had gone ahead and admitted students to their Dental courses. “It’s only the medical seats that the colleges are denying admissions to. But there will be no extension of date for confirming admissions,” said the DMER, Head.

Medical colleges on the other hand, maintained that it was a “matter of survival” for them. “The quality of education will suffer if the fee is capped. Colleges are only asking for a fee structure that helps colleges bear the cost of imparting education and also comply with the Medical Council of India norms,” said Kamal Kishor Kadam, President of the Unaided Medical College Association.

“It won’t be possible for the colleges to sustain with the fees stipulated by FRA. Government medical colleges receive financial aid from the government to the tune of Rs 300 crore. The only way we can raise that sum is through fees from students,” said Kadam to the Indian Express.

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Source: with inputs
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  1. Why the state governments are not starting new medical colleges and why should poor students are forced to study in private medical colleges ?.Most of the private medical college managements are not happy with the central government guidelines particularly admissions only for NEET qualified students.Previously anybody with black money and influence can get medical seat without any difficulty.The central government should ask medical college managements to submit the expenditure incurred by them on salaries and infrastructure every year.The argument by some of the private medical college managements that the fee set by the central government is not viable for running the medical colleges. Already there are strong allegations against many private medical colleges that they are issuing fake service and promotion certificates to private medical practitioners with medical PG degrees and showing them as their regular teaching faculty and made them ready made professors/Associate professors and running PG and super speciality courses with less number of teaching faculty Still worse,medical journals promising fast track publication for getting promotion have come up in our country. A section of medical teaching faculty already published others work as their own and enjoing the undeserving status of professors or Associate professors. The medical council of India was accused of being inactive over these types of public cheating and never took any strong action against the responsible persons.There is a general feeling that the medical associations like Indian medical Association or state governments are not considering these irregularities as crime.

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    Dr. Dharmendra Kumar April 16, 2018, 9:00 am

    There is need of scrap off the residency norm of Govt of India. More permanent post should be created to look after the work of hospital and PG should be treated as trainee bcz there is much difference in admission test between two year MD/MS course and Three year MD/MS course. A over all six year duration i.e 3year MD/MS and 3year senior residency is required in respective faculty to prepare a specialized physician or surgeon.