15% Quota for NRIs in SVIMS

Published: 15th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2014 04:01 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The AP government has decided to allocate 15 per cent seats in Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences for NRIs.

The decision was taken during a meeting of a high-level delegation of SVIMS officials with chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the Lake View guest house here on Thursday.

Health minister Kamineni Srinivas, principal secretary (health) LV Subramanyam, SVIMS director B Vengamma, TTD executive officer MG Gopal and others were present at the meeting where the fee structure for SVIMS also was discussed.

It was decided that SVIMS will have a 15 per cent NRI quota for which US $20,000 will be charged as fees. The fees for the 15 per cent non-local quota will be `60,000 and the remaining seats will be available to for locals at a fee of `60,000 per annum.

The chief minister also suggested that the college should offer a gamut of courses ranging from nursing, dental sciences, paramedical science and research for the university to gain a deemed university status in the future.

Assuring the officials of full cooperation from the state government, the chief minister said the institute should hold a meeting of the governing body every three months and added that colleges affiliated to SVIMS should impart high quality education.

“The university should hold classes through video conference and an exchange programme should be introduced to facilitate visits of experts from medical colleges around the world,” Naidu said.


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