Sharp Hike in Private Medical College’s Tuition Fees

It seems, the tough time for medical education in India is not going to end. After the debate over NEET, the zoomed hike in tuition fees of private medical college is hitting the headlines. While the tuition fees of government medical colleges remain untouched, the hiked tuition fee of private medical colleges has shattered the dream of several medical aspirants across the country.

A medical student has to bear this increased fee over, and also spend on books, hostel and other related things.

Here is the media report on fee rise.

Private Medical College Tuition Fee Increases

Private Medical College Tuition Fee Increases

Private Medical College Fee Hike Game

Below are the revised tuition fee of different medical institutes in India.

Medical College/Institute Tuition Fee Earlier Hiked Tuition Fee
SRM Medical College, Tamil Nadu Rs.45 lakh Rs.94.5 lakh
Kathihar Medical College, Bihar Rs.8 lakh Rs.12.5 lakh
Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi Rs.15 lakh Rs.18 lakh
Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra N/A Rs.76.2 lakh
Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rs.9 lakh Rs.15 lakh

If we compare the fee structure of private medical colleges and government medical institutes, one can see a huge difference in the amount. The education fee of government colleges present in Rajasthan and Punjab ranges from 9000 to 4.4 lakh for complete MBBS course.

The fee structure of many private medical colleges in Maharashtra range between Rs.40-Rs.60 lakh.

Hike in Medical College Tuition Fees

Hike in Private Medical College Tuition Fees

Various reasons has been recorded for this difference and hike. Here are few of them:

  • Most private medical colleges come under the purview of the Supreme Court-appointed fee committees in every state, however, deemed universities rarely come under the state’s radar, giving them the self-proclaimed liberty to fix the fee, randomly
  • Private universities claim their overheads have been too high. Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, asserts that MCI conditions for hospitals and college infrastructures are very inflexible. Moreover, it is utmost essential to attract faculties from clinical practice, and they are expensive
  • Competition from other medical colleges are also termed as one of the many reasons for increasing the fee

While the number of seats in medical colleges will be increased by 10,000, the fee hike is a topic of huge concern for students and their parents. Not every medical aspirant can afford to spend such big amount in their education.

“For medical colleges, these figures translate into business, but for parents and aspiring doctors they mark the end of their dream,” said K Srinivasan, who was asked to pay Rs.40 lakh for his daughter’s admission at a deemed university in Chennai.

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