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Karnataka colleges told not to fleece NEET students

Published Aug 5, 2016, 6:51 am IST
Updated Aug 5, 2016, 7:33 am IST
The colleges are expected to collect fee prescribed for CET students. (Represenational Image)
 The colleges are expected to collect fee prescribed for CET students. (Represenational Image)

Bengaluru: The state government has warned the private medical colleges, which are taking advantage of confusion in All India Entrance Test, and charging higher fee for the students getting admission through National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET).

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Medical Education Minister Dr Sharanprakash Patil pointed out that some of the private medical colleges were charging an annual fee of Rs 4.75 lakh from students getting admission through NEET.

The colleges are expected to collect fee prescribed for CET students.
The Rs 4.75 lakh fee structure is meant for those seeking admission through management and NRI quotas. If any parents complain about colleges collecting excess fee, the government would recommend to MCI for taking action against such colleges, Dr Patil said.

Giving details of the seat allocation, Dr Patil said that about 3,127 students got admission through CET, while 1,370 got through NEET. For dental, only 887 students got allocation through entrance test. During the last three years, there was not much demand for dental courses. Due to NEET confusion, the demand is likely to dip further. However, dental colleges were requesting the government to send students through CET, he said.

Super specialty hospitals: The Minister said that the government super specialty hospitals were not functioning to their complete strength. The main reason was the referral hospitals in districts and taluks were not asking the patients to go to Bengaluru. They were not referring to government hospitals by name.

The issue was pointed out by CAG, which stated that these hospitals were working only 52 % of their full efficiency. Now, the Medical Education Minister held a meeting with Health Department and has issued directions, so that the district and taluk hospitals referred patients to these hospital by name, he said.

Student intake: The state government had recommended to MCI for increasing intake of students from 100 to 150. In addition, the demand for PG in clinical and super specialty had increased. So, the government was clearing all the proposal coming for these courses, Dr Patil added.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru


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