Kochi: Around 20 self-financing medical colleges have approached the Kerala High Court seeking to double the fees.
The managements demand the fees to be increased to Rs 11 lakh from the present 5.6 lakh.
Around 400 students will be affected if the fee is hiked. Kannur and Karuna Medical colleges too are among the colleges which approached the court seeking hike in fees.
As per the directions of the Admission Supervisory Committee, Rs 5.6 lakh is being levied annually as fees.
The managements demand that this fees should be increased to Rs 11 to 13 lakh. The High Court will consider the petition on Monday.
The government is not ready till now to join party in the petition. It is learnt that parents of some of the students are trying to join party in the petition individually.
The managements approached the court pointing out that there is no direction from the Supreme Court not to increase the fee and the Admission Supervisory Committee does not have the right to decide on the fees. However, the parents point out that increasing the fees will affect the students.