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No fee hike for government medical colleges
Hyderabad, July 12, 2007
The State Government on Thursday issued a Government Order hiking the fee structure for Medical education in the State. With the issuance of the GO, it is a burdensome for the middle class people. However, the fee payable in Government colleges remain unchanged at Rs. 30,000 per annum.
According to the GO, the fee for the A Category seats in private medical colleges which the convener will fill on the basis of candidate's EAMCET rank will now be Rs.55,000 a year which is previously Rs.30,000. For category B seats, which are also filled will now go at Rs.2 lakh per annum which was earlier Rs.1.6 lakhs. As for Category C seats, which are prerogative of the college management, they will be priced at Rs.4 lakhs in minority medical colleges. This is Rs.1 lakh more than last year according to AP Private Medical Colleges Association president P Ajay Kumar. He said that the private colleges do not have any seats under B category.
For Dental colleges, the fee for A category seats have been hiked to Rs.40,000 from Rs.25,000 last year. Category C seats (Management) seats are pegged at Rs. 1.1 lakh as compared to Rs. 90,000 last year and there are no B category seats ion dental colleges. However, the managements asserted that the fee was still not adequate. With this year, the government has increased the management quota to 25 percent from existing 15 percent and by another five percent recently.