Punjab reduces fee in medical colleges

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Chandigarh, Jul 14 (UNI) The Punjab Government today decided to effect 16.67 per cent decrease in the fee for MBBS, BDS and BAMS courses under special management quota seats.

According to an official spokesman, fee for special management quota seats for MBBS has been reduced from Rs six lakh per year to Rs five lakh per year. For special management quota seats in BDS, the fee has been reduced from Rs 4.60 lakh to Rs 3,83,318 per year and for BAMS and BHMS course, 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 and the fee would be ,000 (Rs 7 lakh) per year for MBBS, ,000 for BDS course per year and for BAMS and BHMS ,000 per year.

The spokesman added that 15 per cent increase in 50 per cent government quota seats fee enhanced last year has been retained.

Last year for 50 per cent government quota seats, fee was revised from Rs 1 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.

For 35 per cent management quota seats, the fee would remain Rs 3 lakh for MBBS, Rs 2.30 lakh for BDS and Rs 1.10 lakh for BAMS and BHMS courses.

The fee structure was reviewed by a committee headed by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in which Medical Education Minister Tikshan Sud, Punjab State Planning Board Vice Chairman J S Bajaj, Chief Secretary Ramesh Inder Singh and Secretary Medical Education Jagjeet Puri were the members.

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