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Govt reaches understanding with majority SFP colleges

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (UNI) The Kerala government has reached an understanding with majority of the Self Financing Professional (SFP) medical colleges regarding admission and fee structure and talks with the engineering college management were on to find an amicable solution, State Education Minister M A Baby today said.

Eight private medical colleges out of 12 had agreed for 50:50 admission, he said, and four colleges out of the nine inCthe medical consortium had agreed to admit students on this basis, he told reporters here.

The government had also reached an agreement for 50:50 sharing of seats with certain minority community institutions, he said, also ''ten per cent of the 50 per cent seats in the government quota will be reserved for the minority community.'' An agreement had also been reached with the self-financing professional colleges under the government like those run in the cooperative sector. In these colleges the students getting admission in the government quota would have to pay the government fees.

The annual fees in the self-financing medical colleges would be Rs 4.5 lakh, Mr Baby said.

Regarding the self-financing engineering colleges, he said an agreement had not been reached with their consortium. An agreement was also reached regarding the fees and admission to self-financing colleges under the government.

In these colleges, 50 per cent of seats would have government fees, in 35 per cent of management seats the fees would be Rs 35,000 annually and the fees for the 15 per cent of the NRI seats would be Rs 1.25 lakh.

Mr Baby said the agreements would be placed before the P A Mohammed Committee, constituted by the government to look into the admission and fee structure in the professional colleges.

UNI

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