New Delhi: As if the thought of pursuing MBBS degree didn’t torture students of modest background, a private college in Tamil Nadu has doubled the fees making it cost something close to Rs 2 crores, media reports said.
It was after August 17—the day when CBSE released the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results—that several private medical colleges and deemed universities in Tamil Nadu have increased fees for MBBS course.
At a premier college, the average cost of studying ranges something around Rs 1.85 crore—over a crore as tuition fee and the other 85 lakhs as capitation fee.
These private medical colleges and deemed universities will only be able to admit their students on the basis of merit, but still, some colleges have discreetly said that they would charge a capitation fee ranging from Rs 40 lakh to Rs 85 lakh.
"I argued it should be based on merit, but the college administration says it wasn't specified in the SC order," a parent told TNN.
Selva Ganapathy, whose son secured more than 90 percentile in NEET but missed a government medical college by 0.25 cut-off points said that "I have to pay at least Rs 1 crore as tuition fee. The total cost may go up by another Rs 25 lakh."
Meanwhile, the health department officials claimed that it is in the hands of private colleges to fix the fees for education.