UP: To curb the menace of capitation fees, the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has fixed the fees for the medical and dental colleges for the next three academic sessions, issuing a clear cut warning that violators will be severely dealt with.
The fees for the MBBS course has been fixed between Rs 8.50 lakh and Rs 11.50 lakh per annum depending on college, while for BDS course, the fees is fixed at Rs 1.37 lakh and Rs 3.65 lakh.
This fee structure will be applicable for the next three academic sessions 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.Earlier, the government had fixed Rs 11.50 lakh as fees for the medical colleges and Rs 3.25 lakh for dental colleges. But this fees structure was limited to only one academic session of 2016-17.
Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon said there was report of fleecing by private medical colleges on the name of fees. Once the government has fixed the fee structure, the medical and dental colleges are bound to follow the directives.”After the government received complaint of harassment, a committee was set up to suggest fee structure of medical and dental colleges.
The committee gave its recommendations, following which the new fees structure was suggested and after giving a thought, the government has decided to implement it in letter and spirit,” the Minister added.
This decision of the government will be binding on all 23 Medical colleges and 13 dental colleges of the state.There were reports that some private medical colleges were charging anything between Rs 21-23 lakh for five-year MBBS course and between Rs 9-13 lakh for the Dental course.Whatever the government has decided, is fixed.
No institution will be allowed to charge capitation fees over and above the fixed fees. Complaints in this regard will be severely dealt with, he added.