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Streamline fee of private, deemed medical colleges in Mumbai

Parents of aspirants demand common fee structure across state.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: August 30, 2016 8:19 pm

PARENTS OF medical college aspirants in the city have demanded a uniform fee structure for private and deemed medical colleges across the state. They have sought government intervention in the matter and a delegation has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

While students are supposed to start filling in their preference forms from Tuesday, there is no clarity yet on the fee structure of colleges. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) was supposed to announce the fee structure on Monday.

“There is no news of the fee structure yet on the website of DMER. We can’t decide on our preferences unless we know the fees of the colleges,” said Rui Kapoor, a parent from Andheri.

Demanding regularisation of fees of deemed and private medical colleges, the parents said there should be a common admission process and a common fee structure across the state.

“There is no uniformity of fee among colleges. Most colleges charge almost four times the fee of government colleges,” said Kapoor. The parents, at a press conference organised on Monday, said that there is no rationale behind the fee structure of some colleges.

“We have to consider our budgets before applying to colleges but at this point of time, we don’t know the fees,” said Shreedevi Poduval, another parent from Chembur. “The fee structure in government colleges is around Rs 78,000 but that for deemed colleges start from Rs 9 lakh and go upto Rs 16 lakh,” she said.

Of the 6,205 medical seats in Maharashtra, only 2,810 are in government colleges, admissions to which were done through MHT-CET scores.

There are 3,395 seats — 1,720 in private colleges and 1,675 in deemed colleges — which will now be filled through NEET scores.

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Poduval said the non-uniformity of fee was against the very idea of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, that aims at standardising admission procedure of medical colleges across India. Pravin Shinghare, Director of DMER, was not available for comment.

The parents said there was no transparency in the admission process of deemed and private colleges. “We don’t know the number of applicants or where our children stand in the NEET race,” said Poduval.

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    Milind
    Aug 31, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    The deemed University and private colleges are run without any Govt. aid and they run by own sources ,then how can they regulate fee structure by Govt. Is there private schools fee are regulate by Govt.? Now Govt. should provide aid to all deemed and private colleges.
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      Raj Shreshta
      Sep 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
      private medical colleges can run medical colleges but there is certain rules, mfor mbbs admission Rs 1 crore asking, this is coeeuption, this is lack money business , pay the govt proper tax and run the medical college decently
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        dr soman
        Oct 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm
        medical aspirints is more but mbbs seat is less , if mbbs seat increases automatically private medical colleges compel to reduce the fee structure and if admit the students through centralised Neet rank list in private medical colleges in india then the capitation fee also reduce In iindia mbbs admission is the greatest money making business due to this middle cl students can not study mbbs in india eventhoug get high score in neet Increase mbbs seat and overcome the shortage of doctors
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          dr soman
          Oct 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm
          private medical colleges can run medical colleges but there is certain rules, for mbbs admission Rs 1 crore asking, this is corruption, this is crores of money business , pay the govt proper tax and run the medical college decently and admit students in centralised neet rank list increase mbbs seat and overcome doctors shortage in india
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