Punjab hikes MBBS fee in government and private colleges despite students protest

Punjab hikes MBBS fee in government and private colleges despite students protest
Team Careers360 | May 28, 2020 - 2:43 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The government of Punjab has decided to increase MBBS course fee in both the private and government medical colleges of the state. Despites of earlier protest of the students, on May 27, Chief Minister of Punjab (CMO Punjab) tweeted regarding the fee hike in Punjab medical and dental colleges. The statement of the government stated to ensure better medical education and to provide a better class medical infrastructure this decision has been made.

CM Punjab announcement
In his tweet, Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, ensured better medical education and infrastructure by increasing the fee for MBBS courses in government and private medical colleges located in the state.

Reason for the Punjab MBBS course fee hike!
According to the press release by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Punjab, the spokesperson of the chief minister’s office said that MBBS fee for government medical colleges was last notified in 2015, while for private colleges it was done in 2014.

He added that, in the last few years, various colleges are facing financial issues due to massive surge in the cost price. Colleges are unable to meet the norms of the Medical Council of India (MCI), thus the fee hike for Punjab MBBS admission is necessary.

The press release by DIPR, Punjab also stated that “These colleges had, in fact, been seeking fee hike for a long time as they were facing hardships to provide good infrastructure and impart quality education to the students at the current fee rates.”

Tweets after the announcement

Punjab MBBS admission
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) is the competent authority to conduct MBBS admission of Punjab for filling UG medical seats in participating colleges. MBBS admission is conducted for 85% state quota seats in government and government-aided and all seats in private colleges. The Punjab MBBS admission will be granted to 10 medical institutes for around 1425 MBBS seats on the basis of NEET.

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