Punjab reduces fee in medical colleges
CHANDIGARH: Giving in to the persistent protests over sky-rocketing fee for medical colleges, the Punjab government has brought down the fee for the special management quota seats by about 16.67%.
This would include courses in MBBS, BDS and BAMS.
With this decision, the MBBS fee has been reduced from Rs 6 lakh per year to Rs 5 lakh per year, while the BDS fee has come down from Rs 4.60 lakh to Rs 3,83,318 per annum. For the special management quota seats in BAMS and BHMS courses, the fee has been reduced from Rs 2.20 lakh to Rs 1.83,326 per year.
There has been no change in the fee of NRI quota which has been fixed at $ 75,000 (Rs 7 lakh) for MBBS, $35,000 for BDS course and for BAMS and BHMS $15,000 per year.
A government spokesman said the 15% increase in 50% of government quota seats fee enhanced last year has been retained. Last year, these were revised from Rs one lakh to Rs 1.15 lakh for MBBS course, Rs 55,000 to Rs 63,250 for BDS course and Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,250 for BAMS and BHMS courses.