Despite court orders to regulate prohibitive fees in medical colleges run by the private deemed universities, many of these deemed universities came up with exorbitant fees for PG medical courses for the year 2018, without subjecting it before any Regulatory Committee.
In order to curb the prohibitive fees fixed by the medical colleges run by the private deemed universities, the Madras high court in June 2017, had directed the UGC and HRD ministry to set up a committee to regulate the rate of fees for MBBS, MD,MS and other courses offered by these institutions.
The Supreme Court has in May 2016 has ruled that the State can regulate admission, fix fee as well as lay down any other regulatory mechanism that promotes merit and curbs commercialisation in institutions of higher education Following the High Court order, the Centre government has asked University Grants Commission (UGC) to set up a committee to regulate the tuition fee for medical courses offered by deemed universities. No uniform fee structure, however, for the medical courses offered by these deemed universities have come into effect.
The counseling process for the MD, MS courses to the meritorious candidates in the NEET Medical PG 2018 will start next month.
According to the fee structure made available in the website of the KS Hegde medical college, Mangalore, run by NITTE deemed university, the annual fee for MD general medicine is,Rs 24 lakhs.
For MS ophthalmology, MD Radiology, MS Orthopedics, it is Rs 24 lakhs, Rs 28 lakhs and Rs 28 lakhs respectively.
The fee structure for Amrita medical college, Kochi run by the Amrita deemed university, the annual fee for 2018 for various MD and MS courses are between 25 and 28 lakhs.