MBBS fee hike in private medical colleges: Kerala govt to move SC
Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to approach the Supreme Court over the fee hike for MBBS course in self-financing medical colleges.
The private medical colleges in the state are demanding up to Rs 22 lakh per annum for the course. It is in this situation, the health department is gearing up to challenge the High Court order that would pave way for fee hike.
If the fees demanded by the college managements are approved, the medical admissions will become a distant dream for common people.
The High Court had earlier instructed to reevaluate the fee structure fixed by fee regulatory committee and inform students that they may have to pay the maximum fee demanded by the college managements. A notification based on this was issued by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations the other day.
Following this, government is planning to move SC against HC order.
The fee regulatory committee had fixed the annual fee between Rs 6.32 lakh to Rs 7.65 lakh.