Huge changes in fee structure among private medical colleges for MBBS course in the state has left many students puzzled.
For 350 management quota seats of 1,125 MBBS seats in the nation, while four private medical colleges are imposing Rs 40.29 lakh as tuition fee for full course. Adesh Medical College in Bathinda has fixed its tuition fee at Rs 63.95 lakh.
The Branch of Medical Education and Research has fixed the tuition fee for three government colleges and four private colleges. Although Adesh Medical College has been given full independence to fix its fee structure this time.
The state government has set up Rs 4.44 lakh as full course tuition fee. For 500 MBBS seats in three government medical colleges at Patiala, Faridkot and Amritsar. While the tuition charge for about 200 government portion seats in four private colleges is set at Rs 13.43 lakh, the charge for management seats in these private colleges is Rs 40.29 lakh.
Although as Adesh Medical College does not offer any government quota seat, The payment structure for its 127 MBBS seats is quite high. In Punjab all other private colleges have 50 per cent government quota seats.
As per the state government accepted fee structure of all colleges except Adesh, declared tuition fee for Ist year MBBS course Rs 11.9 lakh along with the 10% increase every year. The college will impose the fee for four-and-a-half years.
The college has fixed $1.25 lakh for its 23 NRI quota MBBS seats as full course fee. Still, $1.1 lakh is the fee for NRI quota seats in all other private medical colleges.