The Haryana government’s decision to hike the MBBS course fee in its medical colleges by nearly 66 per cent has met with sharp criticism from the medical fraternity, which said the move is “aimed at benefiting private players” and making medical education “unaffordable” for aspirants from lower-middle and middle classes. The critics also lashed out at the decision to increase the fee at a time when doctors are at the frontline fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, calling the move “shameful”.

“Private medical colleges cannot collect fees from MBBS and BDS students for five years when the course duration was only four-and-a-half years,” says the Telangana high court to the private medical colleges. A student, D Padma Teja, of Warangal district has filed a petition regarding the fee collection by private medical colleges. Following this, a […]

The Karnataka state government has increased the medical and dental fees in private colleges by 15% for the 2019-2010 academic year. The hike will be applicable to all the seats, including government quota seats in the private colleges. According to the government decision, the government seat in a private college would cost Rs 1,11,959 per […]