Now Sukanya can continue pursuing MBBS free of cost

A Dalit girl who was struggling to continue MBBS education in a  private deemed university has finally got a chance to finish the course.

Published: 06th October 2017 01:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2017 07:25 AM   |  A+A-

Sukanya

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A Dalit girl who was struggling to continue MBBS education in a  private deemed university has finally got a chance to finish the course.

The university management has allowed her to continue the course. G Sukanya’s plight about her inability to pay the fees because of her  father’s untimely demise was first reported by Express. It  subsequently caught the attention of TV news channels and social media users.

G Sukanya, a dalit student from Coimbatore district, had completed two years of MBBS in Sree Balaji Medical College in Chennai. But she was  not going to the college for last one-and-half years since she was unable to pay the fees after the untimely demise of her father. The family was left with no money since her father, a farmer, had already  sold the lands to pay the fee for the first two years.

On Wednesday, the college management informed Sukanya that she can continue the course free of cost.
Sukanya is ecstatic after hearing the news that she would be allowed  to continue the course and she need not think of the monetary issues. She had joined the college from Thursday.   Besides becoming a doctor, she wants to help students from rural areas and poor background.

Untimely demise
Her father who was a farmer had sold all his property for D45 lakh, which was the college  capitation fee. However, he expired after his daughter  completed first year

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