Almost 100% fee hike for postgraduate by private medical colleges in Haryana

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Pradeep Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 18

Fees for MD/MS courses in private medical colleges of Haryana have been increased by almost 100% from the current academic session. According to a notification issued by the state government, doctors wishing to enroll in these courses will have to pay a total fee of up to Rs 16.5 lakh annually, which was earlier around Rs 8.85 lakh.

Paying the highest tuition fee of Rs 14.02 lakh per annum to doctors desirous of pursuing MD/MS in clinical specialties including general surgery, general medicine, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, radiotherapy and respiratory medicine Will happen. ,

Apart from tuition fees, medical students will have to pay around Rs 2.5 lakh per year as other fees. There is also a provision of 10% increase in tuition fee per year for three-year courses in private medical colleges affiliated to Pandit BD Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.

For para-clinical specialties like forensic medicine, pathology, microbiology and community medicine, the total annual fee will be more than Rs 8 lakh, which includes tuition fee of Rs 5.52 lakh. Annual tuition fee for pre-clinical specialties including Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, is estimated to be around Rs.6 lakh (3.52 tuition fee) annually.

However, in a notification issued by Siddhi Nath Roy, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Medical Education and Research, the fees for these courses in government medical colleges have been fixed far below that of private ones. The total fee including tuition fee for the first, second and third year is Rs 1.25 lakh, Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 1.75 lakh.

The Haryana Medical Education and Research Department had earlier proposed a new fee structure on the recommendations of the Fee Fixation Committee constituted under the Haryana Private Health Science Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission, Fixation of Fee and Maintenance of Educational Standards), Act, 2012. ,

The total fees were Rs 22 lakh for clinical specialties, Rs 13.5 lakh for para-clinic specialties and Rs 11.5 lakh for pre-clinic specialties. A senior official said the fee structure has been rationalized keeping in mind the views of the stakeholders.

Health Minister Anil Vij said that the fee fixation committee had recommended a huge fee hike. “But the state government rationalized the structure of private medical colleges while keeping the fee for government colleges nominal,” he said.

Annual Fee

Rs16.5 lakh total fee

14.02 Lakh Tuition Fee

Rs.2.5 lakh Other charges

10% growth per year

  • Fee for three year course will be increased by 10% per annum
  • Earlier this fee was around Rs 8.85 lakh per annum
  • Fees in government colleges are Rs 1.25 lakh (1st year), Rs 1.5 lakh (2nd year), Rs 1.75 lakh (3rd year).