Private medical colleges in Kerala allowed to charge Rs 11 Lakh as fee

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the review plea of Kerala government and fixed Rs 11 lakh as annual fee for admission to MBBS course.

Published: 29th August 2017 08:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2017 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the review plea of Kerala government and fixed Rs 11 lakh as annual fee for admission to MBBS course in all self-financing colleges in the State. The court clarified that out of the Rs 11 lakh fee, Rs 5 lakh has to be remitted in cash. For the remaining Rs 6 lakh, students have to furnish a bank guarantee or pay in cash.The court has also directed the managements of colleges to maintain separate accounts for recording this amount.

Attorney General K K Venugopal said the allotment process was over but the court refused to consider it.
The fee will also be applicable to the colleges that signed an agreement with the government. Earlier, the court had permitted two colleges to collect Rs 11 lakh as fee. But on Monday, the court dismissed their review petition.

According to the order, the students who has already got admissions in colleges will have to arrange for additional bank guarantees.The SC also revoked its temporary permission to a few self-financing colleges, which had not entered into a pact with the government to collect Rs 11 lakh fee.

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