After the long period of stress between state government and deemed medical colleges regarding medical admissions in India, both sides have come to an agreement concerning the fee structure and allocation of the students for the course of MBBS in Kerala.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the representative from the self-financing medical colleges in a recent meeting has concurred to raise the fees structure. However, the fees for the 20 per cent seats reserved for the BPL students would remain as it is.
While speaking, Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja said "13 medical colleges across the states have come to terms with the government and the self-financing medical colleges would allot 50 per cent seats based on the instruction of the state government."
Change in the fee structure
- Around 50 per cent of seats would be allotted to the government. Of the 50 per cent seats, fees for the 20 per cent reserved seats won't be increased
- For the 30 per cent seats, the fees will be increased to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 1.85 lakh
- From the management, fees for 35 per cent of seats will be increased to Rs 11 lakh from Rs 8.5 lakh
- The fess for the NRI, which comprise 15 per cent seats of the management, will be increased to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 12 lakh.
- Fees for 6 per cent of seats for the merit list in BDS would remain the same, which is Rs 23, 000
- Fees for the 14 per cent seats from the merit list would be Rs 44, 000
- Fees for the 35 per cent of seats allotted for the management would be Rs 5 lakh
- Fees for the remaining 15 per cent seats for the NRI would be Rs. 6 lakh.
Meanwhile, another four medical managements in the state are yet to settle terms with the Health Ministry, as mentioned by the report.