PUDUCHERRY: The AIADMK has urged the government to bring in a uniform fee structure for CENTAC-sponsored students in all the seven self-financing medical colleges in the Union Territory, including the four deemed institutions, through a legislation.
Briefing mediapersons here on Friday, AIADMK MLA A Anbazhagan said that self-financing medical colleges were charging anywhere between `2.25 lakh and `8 lakh as fees.
The government, by not regulating the fee, was impeding the future of the students, the AIADMK man said.
Stating that the government had no policy with regard to admissions, he said that every year the number of seats to be filled by the government in private medical colleges was determined through negotiations.
This year, there is no clarity on the number of seats. The Pondicherry Institute of Medical sciences (PIMS), which was opposed to providing seats to CENTAC and fighting a legal battle, had issued an advertisement on Friday for filling up all the seats in the institution and it was not clear whether the admissions of 36 seats in the institute would take place through CENTAC.
Referring to the admission committee, he said that there was a doubt as to whether the committee was existing in Puducherry and alleged that it was not acting as per the Supreme Court’s directive in this regard.
He alleged that each year, students were admitted to private medical colleges after collecting `50 to `60 lakh as capitation fee. The admission committee was a mute spectator to this.
He added that the issue was raised in the Assembly and the government was charged of not acting in the interest of students.