There is now some sad news for the medical aspirants in the country. The cost of the medical and dental courses is set to rise from the next academic year.
Sources tell that it was decided in a meeting held by medical education minister Sharan Prakash Patil on April 1. The total fee for the postgraduate and undergraduate medical courses and dental courses will shoot up by 10%.
Although the Government is still to give an official notification regarding this change in fees. The Private colleges offering dental and medical courses have agreed to this change. Based on the revised fee structure, fee for MBBS where the admission is gained through CET will be Rs 55,000, whereas it would be Rs 35,000 for a BDS seat. The current fee for MBBS and Dental is Rs 38,000 and Rs 27,000 respectively.
The fee revision would also be applicable for the seats allotted through ComedK entrance test. Candidates passing through this test would now pay Rs 4,25,000 for the MBBS course and Rs 2,75,000 for the BDS course. For these courses, the earlier fee was Rs 3,57,500 and Rs 2,53,000 respectively.
The seat-sharing ratio hasn't been finalized as yet. The present seat-sharing ratio for allotment of seats by government quota and private quota in private colleges is 60:40 for medical seats and 35: 65 for dental seats.
The revised fee structure for the engineering courses hasn't been decided as yet.