Mumbai : Colleges under Maharashtra’s state deemed universities have hiked fees of medical education courses by over 50 percent.
The hiked fees will be applicable for medical courses bachelor of medical and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) for the current year, 2018.
The deemed universities fees are not regulated by the state government. Therefore, these colleges are found increasing their fees every consecutive year.
Colleges like DY Patil of Pune, Navi Mumbai, Kolhapur, MGM Medical College –Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad, Bharti Vidyapeeth of Pune, Sangli, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Karad, have hiked the MBBS education fees by 50 per cent to 80 per cent as compared to last year.
Foe student who wish to pursue career in medical will have to shell out Rs. 22 lakh, which was Rs. 12 lakh the previous year– an over 80 percent hike.
Out of the 11 affiliated colleges to deemed universities in the state, six colleges have reportedly hiked their fees to Rs 20 lakh and above this year.
The MBBS course is a four-and-a-half-year programme. Therefore, if the fees amount is calculated arbitrarily, then a single student from the general category has to spend around Rs 1 crore and above for the course. The student seeking admission in NRI quota will have to pay double for the entire programme.