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15% fee hike for PG medical, dental courses in pvt. Colleges in Karnataka

This was decided at a meeting with the Medical Education Minister E. Tukaram, officials of the department and private medical and dental college managements


The race to get into medical and dental colleges is not only getting tougher but also more expensive with every passing year. Karnataka government has decided to hike fees for PG medical and dental seats in private colleges by 15% for the 2019-2020 academic year.

This was decided at a meeting with the Medical Education Minister E. Tukaram, officials of the department and private medical and dental college managements.

At a press conference after the meeting, M.R. Jayaram, president of the Karnataka Professional Colleges’ Foundation (KPCF), said the hike would be implemented in government quota and institutional quota seats. The same quantum of hike also applies to minority institutions as well.

With this, the fee structure will range from ₹72,737 to ₹5.81 lakh for government quota medical seats, while for institutional quota seats, from ₹1.09 lakh to ₹8.72 lakh. Dental degree and diploma seats will cost ₹2.97 lakh and ₹4.65 lakh for government quota and institutional quota seats respectively.

The admission process for PG seats for students who have written the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will begin in March. Seats are scheduled to be filled by the end of May.

Sources in the Medical Education Department said they did not have much time to negotiate with college management as they expect the election code of conduct to come into place shortly.

Jayaram defended the hike saying that the cost incurred per student was more than the fees that the college managements were allowed to charge. “If we have to provide good quality education which is par excellence, besides improving our infrastructure, we also need to invest heavily on research,” he said.

While KPCF had demanded a uniform structure for both government quota and institution quota fees, the State government said that it would not be feasible for the coming academic year. Currently, there are 13 medical and 25 dental colleges which are part of the foundation that offers postgraduate courses.

Govt college too hike fees

Students who are pinning their hopes on bagging a PG medical seat in government colleges also will have to dig deep in to their pockets as the State government is planning a fivefold increase in fees for the 2019-20 academic year.

Sources in the Medical Education Department said that the final percentage of hike in government colleges will be decided this week.

Currently, the tuition fees in government medical colleges per annum ranges from ₹5,000 to ₹20,000 based on the type of seat. In addition to this, students also have to pay for university and hostel fees.

According to sources, the PG medical degree (clinical) fees is likely to pegged at ₹1 lakh, an increase from the existing ₹20,000. Similarly, the paraclinical PG medical degree fee is likely to be fixed at ₹50,000 from the previous ₹10,000. The PG medical degree fee for pre-clinical is likely to be fixed at ₹25,000, up from ₹5,000 in the 2018-2019 academic year.

The State government is also expected to increase the stipend for students.

However, the department is undecided on the quantum of hike in degree and diploma fees in government dental colleges. “While the dental fees will also be hiked, we have not yet arrived at a consensus on the percentage of the hike,” a source added.