- Self-financing colleges are demanding exorbitant amount towards fees
- Self-financing college managements are planning to approach court against admissions under government supervision
- Chief Minister has called for an all-party meet on Monday
It was following an ordinance issued by the President that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was made mandatory for admission to medical seats across the country. However, confusion prevails over the admission process and fee structure in various states.
Despite the Supreme Court order colleges are still confused about the admission procedure and fee payment structure. The confusion is whether varying fee structure can be implemented when admissions are conducted by a single process. The Chief Minister has called for an all-party meet to fix the issue.
As per the ordinance passed by the President, students seeking admission to MBBS and BDS will have to attend NEET. Medical Council and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order in this regard. Though the move aims to control the manipulative measures adopted by private colleges in seat allotment, the ordinance is not clear about fee structure to be followed. Heath Department opines that a common fee structure will have to implemented.
At present, self-financing medical colleges are following four types of fee structure. It won't be easy to fix a single fee structure under such a situation.
Though implementation of NEET will help to control manipulation by self-financing colleges in allotment of the seat, a section of students will also lose the facility to continue their studies under fee fixed by the government. College managements are demanding huge amount towards fees.
Some colleges also plan to question seat allotment under government supervision.
It is expected that a decision regarding fees and allotment will be reached at the all-party meet called by the Chief Minister.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:45 PM IST