Hyderabad: Private medical colleges are trying to sell left-over and blocked seats, medical aspirants and junior doctor associations have alleged. Clinical seats were sold for Rs 2.2 crore each, they alleged.
They said the going rate was Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 2.5 crore for radiology, general medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology seats. As per court orders, the fees for management quota-1 is Rs 36 lakh, Rs 1 crore for management quota-2 and 3 seats.
Dr P.S. Vijayender, chairman, Telangana Junior Doctor Associations, claimed private colleges denied admission to meritorious students in the name of bank guarantee and were selling those seats.
Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr B. Karunakar Reddy said, “We cannot use the word ‘sell’ as the government has prescribed the fees from Rs 24 lakh to Rs 72 lakh for mq1 and mq2. This is quite high and no one is coming forward to pay such high fees.”
He said private colleges could admit candidates by charging the fees prescribed by the court. “If the students stop blocking seats, there will be no vacant seats. To avoid left-overs, students should avoid blocking the seats if they are not interested in joining the college,” he said.