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Issue of Exorbitant MBBS Fee, PG Medical fee raised in Parliament


Issue of Exorbitant MBBS Fee, PG Medical fee raised in Parliament

New Delhi: The issue of exorbitantly rising costs of medical education was once again brought up in the parliament after a written reply was sought by a Rajya Sabha MP on the issue of expensive undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Rajya Sabha MP raised a question to the Minister of Health and family welfare on whether Government is aware of the fact that the graduate and post-graduate medical courses have become extremely expensive and are not in reach of poor and middle-class people, and if so, whether Government has any plan to make medical education accessible to all.

Replying to the question, Minister of State for Ministry of Health and family welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed that about the process of fixation of fees for government and private medical colleges

In the case of government medical colleges, the respective State governments are responsible for fixation of fee and in the case of private unaided medical colleges, the fee structure is decided by the Committee set up by the respective State Government under the Chairmanship of a retired High Court Judge in pursuance of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. It is for the Committee to decide whether the fee proposed by an Institute is justified and the fee fixed by the Committee is binding on the Institute.

Replying to the question on steps taken by the government in order to increase the accessibility of medical education the minister apprised about the steps taken by the government to increase medical seats in the country

The Government has taken various measures to increase the availability of medical seats in the country. 82 Government medical colleges have been approved under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for establishment of new medical colleges in underserved areas in 21 States/UTs. There is another scheme for strengthening/ upgradation of existing State Government/Central Government Medical Colleges to increase MBBS seats. Government has also relaxed the norms for Medical Colleges in terms of requirement for land, faculty, staff, bed strength and other infrastructure to facilitate the setting up of new medical colleges. During the last five years, 118 new medical colleges have been established. The MBBS intake capacity has been increased by 18635 seats during the same period and approximately 13000 PG seats have been added.


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    Distressed Parents January 11, 2019, 3:11 pm

    It is quite absurd that there is no information so far on the revamped NMC /Board of Govs/UGC for erstwhile MCI on medical fee normalization for deemed medical colleges in India . The deemed medical colleges are charging unreasonably very high fees from students /parents and will become a life time burden for working middle class parents /families. The high fees will indirectly contribute to the malpractices by future doctors to compensate for high college fees now.

    The PIL court case on medical fee normalization in Hon\’ble Supreme court is dragging forever without any resolution insight. It appears the deeemed colleges will finally have say on the court verdict outcome.

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    From Distressed Parents January 11, 2019, 3:09 pm

    It is quite absurd that there is no information so far on the revamped NMC /Board of Govs/UGC for erstwhile MCI on medical fee normalization for deemed medical colleges in India . The deemed medical colleges are charging unreasonably very high fees from students /parents and will become a life time burden for working middle class parents /families. The high fees will indirectly contribute to the malpractices by future doctors to compensate for high college fees now.

    The PIL court case on medical fee normalization in Hon\’ble Supreme court is dragging forever without any resolution insight. It appears the deeemed colleges will finally have say on the court verdict outcome.

    Mera Bharat Mahan!!

  3. Reply is silent on deemed universities fees which are as high as Rs 85 Lac p.a in some colleges for MD RADIOLOGY AND MD DERMATOLOGY. Court had ordered UGC to appoint a fee fixation committee. The committee was formed but nothing is known as to what happened thereafter. The dead line fixed by court has expired but it appears that deemed universities are strong enough and are in a position to influence and delay the fee fixation so that they may loot for this year also

  4. Majority of the deemed universities are charging between ₹40-50 lacs per annum. If this is not exhorbitant what is. The admission to PG is after qualifying NEET PG and through approved counselling process. The fees is a hindrance to students who are seeking admission on merit unless they come from affluent family.

  5. My son and daughter-in-law did their MBBS and Post graduation from Manipal. I was never asked for any capitation, and the fee was Rs.74000 pa incl hostel. Now it is a few lacs per annum.

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    अनिल कुमार January 10, 2019, 6:59 am

    कृपया मनिपाल से फीस सम्बंधी वर्तमान जानकारी प्राप्त करें।