CBSE declared the result for NEET 2017 exam on June 23 and according to the reports more than 6 lakh candidates cleared the exam this year.
Soon after the declaration of the results, the fees for the MBBS course at private medical colleges was fixed at Rs 5.5 lakh. The fee was fixed by the government appointed committee and will come into effect from this academic session, 2017-18.
"The above fixed fee is provisional and applicable to all self-financing medical colleges, including deemed universities, subject to the regulation by the Committee, as per law," the committee said in recent PTI report.
Referring to NRI quota, the committee said that the seats for the NRI quota are 15 percent of total seats and fee for them have been fixed to Rs 20 lakh.
Some colleges disagreed and said that the fee be set at Rs 15 lakh on which the government said that fee of 15 lakh seems to be too " exorbitant, exploitative and profiteering".
An order was also passed regarding the same which said "If there will be any difference in the fee structure after the final fee regulation, appropriate orders would be issued later".
The provisional fee was decided by the committee after studying previous agreements and the income collected by the medical colleges as fees.
Supreme Court has also order to close the admission process by September.
Opposition leader in the Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala criticized the new fee structure and said "students belonging to BPL (below poverty line) category also had to pay the same fee as those by financially sound students. With the new fees structure, the LDF government had destroyed the "social security" existing in the self- financing sector in medical education".