High fee structure in self-financing medical colleges, Kerala to move SC – education
The Kerala government has decided to address the Supreme Court in defiance of the high fee structure established by self-funded medical schools.
Health Minister KK Shailaja said high-level lawyers from the Supreme Court would be appointed to represent the government.
“It is by no means acceptable for some managements to try to cut off admissions every year by establishing a high fee structure. This is a challenge for the students, ”he said.
The fee regulating committee had set the fee ranging from Rs 6.32 lakh to Rs 7. 65 lakh for MBBS courses at various self-funded universities for the academic year. But some of the self-funded medical schools are demanding fees of more than Rs 20 lakhs. In the background, the government moves to the Supreme Court against the exorbitant fee that, according to the Department of Health, will make higher education difficult for students.
Earlier, the Kerala High Court ordered a re-evaluation of the fee structure set by the fee regulating committee and requested that students be informed that they may have to pay the maximum fee required by the university administration.
The High Court had said that this year’s fees would be based on the final order of the court or any other authority entrusted by the Court. If there is an increase in fees, students would have to pay that amount.
The Commissioner of Entrance Examinations was requested to issue a notification in this regard.