Thiruvananthapuram: The state government will pay the fee of students belonging to SC/ST categories, who secure admission to MBBS courses in self-financing medical colleges on the basis of NEET merit list, informed Minister for Welfare of SC/ST A K Balan.
The minister said the students belonging to the SC, ST categories need not worry about the fee structure in the wake of Supreme Court order the other day.
“The government will shoulder the financial burden of such students. An affirmation in this regard was issued in the Assembly too. This assistance will be extended to those getting admitted in the spot admission too,” he said.
“If any management deny admission to SC/ST students citing fee, the government will initiate legal action against them,” he cautioned.
“It has come to the notice of the government that certain managements have either denied seats or bargained with the students. Hence the government decide to give a clarification,” the minister added.